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Viewpoint: Anime: We promise it’s not as cheesy as you might think

James Herd:

The first thing that comes to mind when the word ‘anime’ is brought up is typically ‘immature’, or ‘childish’. This is a warranted thought, because some of the first shows considered anime that western audiences are introduced to are “Yu-Gi-Oh” or “Pokémon” (the latter of which some Baylor students STILL enjoy).

The sad thing is that it goes so much farther than that. Some shows are targeted at an audience of children, yes. However, there are many shows that are targeted at a key demographic of 18 to 24-year-old viewers, and not because of explicit materials, but because of the mature storylines and questionable language that a lot of them carry within.

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