Let rewords the: what is a mature anime?
Is it one that shows a lot of boobs, blood or maybe a show that has a lot of death?
None of them 3 things makes an anime mature in my eyes, in fact all 3 of them can be displayed in an incredibly immature manner.
- The show should be able to have quiet moments without breaking into a joke.
- Should be able to emotionally move you though the characters personal struggles not just emotional manipulation (This would be sad happening to anyone).
- No clear distinction between good or bad.
Being immature/innocent isn’t about not knowing what boobs, death or blood is, it’s about not understanding how someone would feel/react, it’s about not knowing what it’s like to see/be loosening loads of blood, it’s about not understanding the shock of killing/seeing someone dying in front of you.
Does the show have the balls to play out a realistic scene without reminding you it’s just a film or even a game (makes you think about what you would do in that scenario).
*full immersion seems to be a dying art.*
It all comes done to tone and context at the end of the day.
^_o Is anime mature? For the most part no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.
*random topic on my mind.*