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13 Sep 2022, 6:13 pm

Adult animation in America is nothing but Family Guy clones. Don’t get me wrong, I love Family Guy and The Simpsons. But we need a variety of adult animation. If Japan can do it, America can do the same. Why is need more adult animation that is not sitcoms or comedy in general. Why is that we haven’t seen more non-comedic adult animation?



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13 Sep 2022, 6:47 pm

For some reason I thought of anime?



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13 Sep 2022, 8:08 pm

One show I recommend is Primal. A Caveman named Spear and a Dinosaur named Fang team up to survive in the prehistoric world they live in after their respective families were killed and eaten by predators.

It's dark, brutal, tragic, and very violent. One of Genndy Tartakovsky's best works.


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13 Sep 2022, 8:36 pm

Adult Swim has always had good and unique adult-oriented animated shows. My favourites are Aqua Teen Hunger Force, 12oz Mouse and Smiling Friends.



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13 Sep 2022, 8:43 pm

I'm not fond of dark, brutal animation myself, even if it's aimed at adults.

The few anime I've watched and enjoyed are mainly in the style of a sitcom or full of wacky humor

Most cartoons aimed at kids in the 90s were more adult and better than the adult ones made now. The modern writers think the only way to make an adult cartoon is to be as disgusting and offensive as humanly possible with incredibly unlikable characters, stupid plots, absolutely no humor and bland animation. We're living in a second Dark Age of Animation except the 1st Dark Age had some cartoons that were actually good, like Rocky and Bullwinkle.



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13 Sep 2022, 8:55 pm

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I'm not fond of dark, brutal animation myself, even if it's aimed at adults.

The few anime I've watched and enjoyed are mainly in the style of a sitcom or full of wacky humor

Most cartoons aimed at kids in the 90s were more adult and better than the adult ones made now. The modern writers think the only way to make an adult cartoon is to be as disgusting and offensive as humanly possible with incredibly unlikable characters, stupid plots, absolutely no humor and bland animation. We're living in a second Dark Age of Animation except the 1st Dark Age had some cartoons that were actually good, like Rocky and Bullwinkle.

1st dark age was with all the Scooby Doo clones because Hannah-Barbera couldn't think of anything original, right?


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13 Sep 2022, 9:21 pm

ivyeight6 wrote:
Why is that we haven’t seen more non-comedic adult animation?
Likely you have been looking in the wrong places.

Have you tried googling ‘Ecchi’ or ‘Hentai’ instead?


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28 Sep 2022, 7:54 pm

Fnord wrote:
ivyeight6 wrote:
Why is that we haven’t seen more non-comedic adult animation?
Likely you have been looking in the wrong places.

Have you tried googling ‘Ecchi’ or ‘Hentai’ instead?


idk I've seen some very funny ecchi/hentai, Ishuzoku Reviewers comes to mind (⁠☞゚⁠∀゚⁠)⁠☞



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28 Sep 2022, 8:49 pm

Here's one. F is For Family.

It's less of a comedy and more of a dramedy as you watch a family struggle with life in the 1970s.

Pros - No dumbass dad trope. The Dad is very quick to anger and yells at people. Swears too.

Cons - If you don't like listening to parents fight while their kids listen in, avoid. Subject matter may get close to home.


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29 Sep 2022, 2:32 am

Ignoring anime, there is the likes of Rick and Morty, as much as there is the issue of people who think they are so mature for being into it. There is also Bojack Horseman, as much as it is also pretty crass, but not a dumb show.

And for Western animation doing what anime does, try the Castlevania, it is a pretty cool action series, that is also funny and stuff. They announced a new season/series for it of a new generation, which I will be looking forward to.


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15 Oct 2022, 1:25 am

HeroOfHyrule wrote:
Adult Swim has always had good and unique adult-oriented animated shows. My favourites are Aqua Teen Hunger Force, 12oz Mouse and Smiling Friends.


Hah, I came here to mention ATHF & Smiling Friends. That style is seriously the best, and somehow still hugely underrated


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15 Oct 2022, 1:35 am

Adult animation is a very central part of my life. It even influences my social and professional lives.



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27 Oct 2022, 8:23 pm

One of my all time favorites is The Venture Bros. Imagine Johnny Quest on meth.


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27 Oct 2022, 8:24 pm

Aspiegaming wrote:
One show I recommend is Primal. A Caveman named Spear and a Dinosaur named Fang team up to survive in the prehistoric world they live in after their respective families were killed and eaten by predators.

It's dark, brutal, tragic, and very violent. One of Genndy Tartakovsky's best works.


Very much in the spirit of Robert E. Howard's fiction.


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