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Greetings, all who bothered to click this link, be it out of either preplanned intent or mere curiosity.

I, alongside a couple of others from the old Adult Swim Message boards - some of whom are still around, others of which have settled for Twitter and other sites - shared a common interest: giving individual anime episodes TV content ratings in the same way Turner Standards & Practices does to the shows that air on [as] and Toonami. I've been doing this ultra-autistic hobby since 2007 or whereabouts, but in 2014, I made it even weirder by using Photoshop to edit the TV ratings I enjoyed so much into screenshots of anime episodes, to demonstrate how they would appear were they being broadcast on one of the Turner networks. Some of my fellow content rating connoisseurs at the time joined in, and while the number of screenshots has decreased with time, I still express interest in the hobby, both in general and specific to the screencaps.

There was a thread set up a while back that was designed with the purpose of discussing content ratings for shows we were watching at the time, but it wound up being more like those anime blogs where they talk the episode's plot through while praising and/or criticizing it. (And with ridiculously long lag times between episodes too...) After a year of inactivity, I decided to revive the thread, but with a twist: instead of merely describing the episodes and what happens as an intro to the ratings and screencaps, this time we'll focus just on the ratings and screencaps, with references to anything else beyond that being relegated to the general Anime Watching thread. In other words: thoughts go there, ratings and screencaps go here.

My inaugural inclusion to this revival of sorts will come later today (or tonight, assuming it takes me more time than usual to get it together). Until then, rate away, my fellow aficionados.

[because stan is a stupid term]

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To begin, a show from this season that had decent hype, and was met in various corners with indifference or disdain for relevant reasons, but in spite of all that managed to be enjoyable enough for me to consider it good. In other words, it's the Kinky Kunoichi of this season.

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #1: Hello Detectives

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You'd think that with this being the current year and all, the "you should be disturbed by this as the characters are" portrayal of transvestites - which are not the same thing as transsexuals - would be the reason for the final rating, but outside of Mrs. Hudson straddling a microphone standing during "her" musical number and later grabbing a handful of Watson's tush, it played no part.

If there's one thing this episode had subrating-wise, it was suggestive dialogue, and much like the fire at the circus, it was intense. A reference to rape here, an implication or two of to prostitution there, multiple mentions of this one cabaret club owner sleeping with the girls he hires, a random gay couple, and the main character being called a pervert behind his back. From all that, TV-14D minimum was assured. But what of other subratings? Despite the lack of on-screen violence, the presence of after-the-fact blood - particularly that regarding our murder victim of the hour - was enough to up it to a TV-14DV. Though the aforementioned drag queen-on-cis male ass grab, coupled with some flashback rape resistance lacking any grabs outside those of restraint, made the inclusion of an S rather debatable. But before I could go into a full-scale mental filibuster, I remembered the one piece of dialogue I purposely withheld until this sentence: the fact that the murdered girl, Sayuri Onoue's, genitals were removed; in Watson's words, "from the uterine cervix to the uterine corpus". A little extreme for "intense" dialogue, but disturbingly nonchalant enough to justify the ultimate outcome.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell", like it matters.

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

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So that's the format. Feel free to tweak it for yourself as you will.

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One regular, one with screencap.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master #9: BURN

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Bare breasts is nothing new for the inferior kinky kunoichi anime program from Fall 2018, though Ikaruga somehow winding up in the buff during Enforced Mortal Combat/Frantic Mode was a change of pace for the action side of things. And during a lull in said action, Katsuragi continued her catch-up efforts after half a season of unconsciousness and groped Ikaruga's bare titties. Her doing the same to a slightly more clothed Yumi after the action was all over didn't really help matters, either towards the rating or the longevity of that one-note gag. Eh, it's still better than Hikage's self-proclaimed lack of emotions.

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #2: Why Not Join the Staring-At-Eye-Moles Squad?

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"How is an idol on a casting couch like a guy who tried to commit a robbery?" "Both are about to get screwed." :D Also, Rakugo!Sherlock calls Watson a lolicon, which, alongside getting his ass beat for both misgendering a cis female and stepping on a cat's tail simultaneously, proves that even outside of Oreimo, Kyosuke (read: Yuuichi Nakamura) just can't catch a break.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "bullshit", and one each of "hell", "damn", and "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DL

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Same deal.

Run with the Wind #13: And Then Start Running

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We saw Kakeru punch out his high school track coach three times: once as an out-of-context flashback, again as an in-context flashback, and a third time as a budget-saving flashback. What more needs to be said?

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

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Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #3: The Dream of Fuyuto Kyogoku, the Ace

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Among more lighter, TV-14 level fare such as the stabbing of Cosmos Tanaka as envisioned by Detective Lastrade, the mature side won out once more with a mixture of not-so-suggestive dialogue (one of the three transvestites telling Moriarty to "get fapping" to the photobook they put together for his sweet 16, the punchline to Sherlock's joke of the week mentioning a singular boner), slightly more suggestive situations (Mrs. Hudson shoving a wad of bribe money down Lastrade's pants), and the return of the Jack the Ripper murder victim corpses, complete with blood stain over the genital area (though the reference to the actual removal was limited to the untranslated end card factoid).

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "shit" and "sucks".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

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Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #4: The Water's Usually Hot

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Watson (who has a doctorate but somehow doesn't know proper bathhouse etiquette at all) recounting Kyogoku telling him "all kinds of naugthy things" happen in bathhouses wasn't dirty enough to warrant a D; the male nudity, complete with little custom censors for Sherlock's junk, certainly weren't enough for an S; and though someone died, what violence there was was too mild, and what blood there was too after-the-fact, to justify a V. But the language... Oh, the language.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "asshole", and one each of "shit", "ass", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

The imagery for act 1 was the same as episode 2, so any episode that starts with the every-episode-after-the-first intro will be act 2 only, starting with this one.

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Oh boy, here comes the lot.

Flowers of Evil #1: Episode 1
Flowers of Evil #2: Episode 2

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I watched the first three episodes of this show back in 2013 when it first premiered, but never finished it due to studying for my two hardest AP tests yet, on top of my personal laptop slowly starting to become unusable by the day. And seeing how I've got so many unrated anime on my personal schedule archive, I thought I'd chip away at one of them until it's on my completed list.

Overall, these debut episodes had plenty of dialogue, most of them relating to high school perversion - the theft of Saeki's gym uniform by an unbeknownst-to-them panicked Kasuga in particular - though Kojima saying Saeki has/is "a jungle down there" was one of those "golden moments" for us ratings aficionados.

PROFANITY TALLY: From episode 1, two uses of "shit-face", three of "crap", two each of "pissed" and "hell", and one of "damn". For episode 2, one use each of "shit-face" (preview only) and "hell".

FINAL RATING (#1): TV-14DL
FINAL RATING (#2): TV-14DL

Kengan Ashura #6: Pulling Strings

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For a condensed CGI adaptation of the work that sorta-spun off Dumbbells, Kengan Ashura is some pretty good shit, and this episode was no exception. Himuro and Kaneda duking it out in one of the cruise ship hallways was plenty to justify best rating, with no shortage of blood-drawing punches and stomps, though the after-the-fact mid-effects of Kiryu maiming some Associaton bodyguards in his most recent show of being yandere for Oma deserves credit for putting that possibility on the radar.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "hell", "damn", and "bastard"

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Ultraman #11: You As You Are

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No profanity but some brief dispute violence, with Moroboshi slicing off one of Hokuto's robotic limbs being the worst of it.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #5: Offside is the Best Side

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Honestly, the content was plenty suitable for a PG-level episode, considering the mild violence that couldn't really be considered action, with one bout resulting in a nosebleed! But when you've got the visual indication of brothels and love hotels with neither one being mentioned by name, on top of the ingrained-into-the-series-identity presence of transvestites raising all sorts of questions for those who've never even heard the word, much like with Roger and his take on Penguindrum, it'd feel wrong giving this a PG. At this point, at least.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "crap" and "ass".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

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Flowers of Evil #3: Episode 3
Flowers of Evil #4: Episode 4

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Still a bunch of talk about Kasuga being mistaken for/believed to be a pervert and such (though episode 4 curiously translated "hentai" as "sicko", which is strange), with Nakamura assuming he rubbed Saeki's gym uniform all over his body with one of his hands being the big one. Another big moment was Nakamura stripping Kasuga before forcibly dressing him in the aforementioned other classmate's uniform; the nudity was there, but it wasn't lingered on (because no one wants to see that outside of in-motion smear frames, and even then...) and it was too brief to really matter any more than it did.

PROFANITY TALLIES: For episode three, five uses of "shit" (including "shitface" and "dipshit" as variations), and one of "hell". For episode 4, two of "shithead", three of "hell", and one of "damn".

FINAL RATING (#3): TV-14DLS
FINAL RATING (#4): TV-14DL

Ultraman #12: Ace Killer

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As bloodless and tamer than Hokuto getting his arm off last episode was, the self-destruct blast that killed a bunch of SSSP mooks and injured Moroboshi, plus the titular mercenary emptying a bunch of space gun rounds into Shinjiro's armor in an attempt to bust through it were a little much for just "moderate violence".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Gungrave #7: 5 Years Later

Spoiler

Plenty of gun violence with many casualties that, in true TV Tokyo/Madhouse B-team fashion, avoided getting too explicit. Still a lotta dead gang members, though. Still a lotta dead gang members.

PROFANITY TALLY: three uses of "bastard", two of "hell", and one of "dammit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #6: Kobayashi the Man, Giving It His All

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For the first episode featuring neither Mrs. Hudson nor the background transvestites, this episode still managed to hit that 14 minimum with a lot of "balls" talk, most of it having to do with "Tama", the condescending nickname given to Kobayashi by his former boss Sugimoto. There's also a scene early on where the Irregulars tease Kyogoku for being a virgin, and some of the kids assuming that "virgin" means "someone who's never fired a rocket beam from their body". :D There was also some minor violence, but even with the threat of Yoshio getting his arm broken with a bowling ball, it never went beyond Kobayashi getting that same bowling ball dropped on his head - and there wasn't even any blood! - so no violence subrating juuuuust yet.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "shit" (one as "shitter"), one of "dickhead", one of "bastard", two of "ass", three each of "damn" and "hell", and two of "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DL

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[porn these days]

BONUS: Rating Schedule Iteration Screencaps!

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As a way of helping keep track of my growing catalog of anime content ratings - and because I love the whole show scheduling process as well - I made a "rating schedule" consisting of all of the shows I have recorded ratings for, given ratings to, and plan on giving ratings to in the future. As a throwback to the old [as] bumps featuring schedule lineups set to images of nature and urban landscapes, I made two images this week showing the schedules for "iterations" in the schedule - sets of episodes aired as if they were a programming block on any certain night - using screenshots from episodes featured in said iteration.

The first image is from Flowers of Evil #3, and the second from Kabukicho Sherlock #6.

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Run with the Wind #14: You're Not Alone
Run with the Wind #15: Place of Destiny

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There's nothing more simple put towards a rating than profanity. Episode 14 had three uses of "damn", and one each of "hellish" and "bullshit", while 15 had just one use each of "hell" and "damn"

FINAL RATING (#14): TV-14L
FINAL RATING (#15): TV-PG

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master #10: TWO HEARTS

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You know, for an episode taking place at a hot spring, there wasn't all that much hijinks, but I guess that's what happens when you're this close to finishing the series with a plot that has yet to see resolution.

Anyways, the pot bath scene this episode provided the majority of this episode's bare nudity, primarily through Yumi and Fubuki with Kagura and Naraku having nude cameos. Kagura's aged-up form also goes metaphorically topless as she's defeated by Fubuki in their fight. Also, Asuka explains away her Fuma Korin-induced chest pain-induced groan as the result of her groping herself, as Katsuragi was, weirdly enough, not fondling her the first chance she got.

FINAL RATING: TV-14DS

Flowers of Evil #5: Episode 5

Spoiler

Nakamura continues to shame Kasuga for being a "twisted pervert", with Kasuga adding to the tally for that word by denying anything of the sort. She also claims wearing Saeki's gym uniform turned him on.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "shit" (including "shithead"), two of "damn", and one of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DL

Ultraman #13: A Real Ultraman

Spoiler

Hokuto vs. Ace Killer, full stop. The former gets his robot limbs dismembered and his very human torso stabbed into, while the latter loses an arm and takes a chest wound that he somehow survives. Ace's ultimate death by disintegration at the hands of a limiter-less Shinjiro was too PG to count towards the violence list.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "dammit" and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #7: Wife Looks Into the Future

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This one had plenty of potential for a 14 rating, from multiple assumptions that Mayor Moran's stolen USB drive had revenge porn hidden away on it, to a disguised Kyogoku coughing up fake blood in a ploy to enter Irene's house, to a mysterious hooded man making a small cut in Irene's throat before Sherlock scares him off, and even a brief fine-print reveal that Watson probably actually does have a Lolita complex. But the overall winner laid with the "real wife" sex dolls produced by Irene's fiance. Though they're never outright called sex dolls, the show doesn't try to hide it. Sherlock gives Kobayashi several tissue boxes (for cleanup) after he sees him waiting in line for one, and at the end of the episode it's revealed that actually fucking the dolls makes you itchy down there... with Kobayashi gripping his nads in sexual agony to demonstrate such. Watson also got a rash from his own first-hand interaction with the itchiness: reaching under a French-language version's skirt to retrieve the USB drive (actually a fake you can remotely upload things to) from her vag, with the doll speaking suggestive French-language lines like "You're so good!", "There!", and "Want to do it again?"

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "hell" and one of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

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BONUS IMAGES OF THE WEEK

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Here's an [as]-style bumper I did of a scene from Run with the Wind 14...

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...a meme from the same episode...

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...and a ratings schedule iteration bump from Shinovi Master 10.

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Kengan Ashura #7: The Night Before

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Most of the bloody violence this episode was done off-screen - the defeats of Hisayasu Takemoto and another former competitor were both after-the-fact, while Cosmo's takedown of a would-be spot-stealer and Karura's impromptu spar with Oma barely had any blood between either of them - and while understandably disturbing, the scene where Kiryu was seen naked with a giant custom Oma plushie only showed the side of his thigh and not his ass at its barest. So yeah, I may have overestimated a little on those two, but I felt it was worth the overestimate, especially considering the two f-bombs the dub dropped on us this time: Kure clan patriarch Erio calling Oma a "fuckwit", and his descendant Raian using the "-ing" variation of the F-bomb during the visual rundown of the bracket competitors. If that doesn't even it out, then I guess I'm underestimating the rating for a future episode then.

OTHER PROFANITIES: One use of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LSV

Run with the Wind #16: Dreams and Reality

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Just one "damn" given, nothing else worth looking into here (that hasn't been looked into on my Twitter already).

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

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Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #8: Don't Take Off the Swimsuit

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Oh boy... The objectionable content this episode was aplenty, and much of it was insane. From Moriarty gifting the transvestites' photobook to Kyogoku (and Kobayashi outright saying he's gonna fap to it) to a bystander pointing out how much he wanted to take actress Agatha Kuroki (later revealed to be trans) for a "roll in the hay", and Sherlock tearing off Watson's pool clothes as a distraction to him getting knocked out by a few seconds of Irene's boobs to his face, with it all culminating in Milverton getting shot and Agatha off-screen killed as the latest Jack the Ripper victim (with her disembodied ear delivered to Irene in a box). Though while Milverton's hiring of middle- and high-school age girls as waitresses for his "flower viewing" club was Weinstein-y enough, the reveal that he planned on selling his estranged daughter (age 4) to a rich pedophile went over the line (even I felt a little unnerved by that bomb drop), which of course made it the deciding factor in this week's rating.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "shit", "ass", "damn", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

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Cinderella Boy #4: Frolicking Sea of Beauty and the Beast

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Two Rella nude scenes - neither of which follow the OP's suit and show any nipple - and a background painting with faint yet present nips. Definitely more cause for an S subrating than your average Part 5 episode.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "shit", two of "asshole", three of "bastard", five of "damn" (one as "dammit"), and two of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LS

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #9: That Woman's Pad

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There were plenty of surreptitious innuendos earlier on in the episode - about half of which focused on Watson trying to clue Kyogoku in to Maki's real gender - but they were all blown out by Diana (another one of those three transvestites) outright saying they'd grab Kyogoku's "rod" for the right price (read: a diamond ring). After that was a surprisingly quickly delivered love hotel scene between Maki and Kyogoku, with the former straddling the latter, both naked, and the good parts cleverly hidden. And while we didn't see the action in action, Jack the Ripper's preparing to stab Irene and the after-the-fact slightly bloody aftermath - just a slowly growing bloodstain on the left side - was enough to help round out the subratings on all four fronts.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "shits", "bastard", "asses", "damn", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLSV

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Kengan Ashura #8: The Battle Begins

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As bloody violent and awesome as Adam Dudley vs. Cosmo Imai was, the final rating all laid with the former calling the latter a "grappling cocksucker" before either of their theme musics played them in. I think Word You Can't Say on TV and Radio #5 is still subject to censorship, unlike "cockblock", but hey, with [as] getting more liberal with the TV-MAS rating in the age of Food Wars on basic cable, I can afford to experiment a little too.

PROFANITY COUNT: The aforementioned "cocksucker", plus two uses each of "hell" and "damn", and one each of "bullshit", "whoopass", and "pussy".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAL

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #1: Chance Encounter with... the Wicked Eye

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INITIAL DUB VERDICT: Leraldo Anzaldua is actually pretty good as Yuuta; he's much less annoying than Jun Fukuyama during the more spastic moments. Margaret McDonald's Rikka, meanwhile, is too deep compared to Maaya Uchida's performance, but it kinda works if you view the voice as part of her chuuni persona. Greg Ayres as Isshiki sticks out like a sore thumb, and since this is a Sentai dub, it's not in a good way. David Wald's narration actually improved on Houchu Ohtsuka's; I can see why they picked him to be the Tonegawa narrator. Everyone else ranged from eh to okay.

OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT: There were a couple of suggestive dialogue instances, either as innuendos (Rikka asking Yuuta if he "saw it" or "wants to see it" with a shot of her skirt in-between, and her reacting to being given eyedrops like she's being penetrated) or out-in-the-open statements (Isshiki assuming Yuuta is gay after he claims to not have anything romantic going on with Rikka).

PROFANITY COUNT: Three uses of "crap" and one each of "freakin'" and "friggin'" (same word).

FINAL RATING: TV-PGDL

Gungrave #8: Family

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The usual mob violence. Two guys making a deal get shot, Brandon snipes a guy through a closed curtain, and then shoots Sid point-blank in the head. No explicit close-ups of impact, but enough after-the-fact blood to indicate that shit did go down.

PROFANITY COUNT: Three uses of "hell" and one of "shit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #10: Now Hiring Psychics

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Kobayashi says Moran's USB had something worse than pics of his dick on it in response to Irene's apparent death (emphasis on "apparent", I don't buy that she's truly dead for a second), and the sex scene between Kyogoku and Maki last episode was alluded to with Kyogoku telling Watson he "went...to the end of the world" with her (male).

INTENSE VIOLENCE: None in-action, though Moriarty and Kyogoku pulling out knives came close, but there were enough flashbacks to Irene's bloody stab wound, plus that wound appearing on the apparition of her Watson occasionally sees, to push towards that subrating.

PROFANITY COUNT: One use each of "damn" and "hell". Far from 14L territory, yeah, but the abandoned building Watson enters as a favor to the Irregulars has a sign that says "HOTEL SHITIFUKU", which I'm half-certain is in service to the profanity, so I counted it as a precaution. Like I said under Kengan, what fun is rating things if I don't experiment a little?

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLV

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Flowers of Evil #6: Episode 6

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Nakamura telling Kasuga that Saeki wants to have sex with him was a prominent plot point this episode, with the former's continued insistence that Kasuga's a pervert who wants anything but "normal sex" only compounding to the main dialogue factor.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "bastard" and one each of "damn" and "pissed".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DL

Run with the Wind #17: Searching for the Answer

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One use each of "crap", "sucking", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

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Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #11: Jack the Ripper

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Hoo boy. Where do I begin with this one?

Let's start with the beginner stuff. The cold open flashback to Moriarty finding his sister's corpse in the snow with a bloodstained crotch and wings painted with the same material, and the post-OP flashback to a still-alive-in-the-present Irene (called it, natch) having just been stabbed in the abdomen. Couple that with Sherlock describing the hallucinogenic effects of peyote using LSD as a comparison point, and it seems this episode will get by with a regular-ass rating. But not so, as things only get more explicit as the episode goes on...

The biggest objectionability concern, by which I mean the most frequently portrayed, is Sherlock's rakugo conversation sorting out the reason for Jack the Ripper's calling card. There's a lot of talk about cutting off genitals, turning the victims into a serial killer's caricature of angels (which have wings and no genitals), and stealing wombs in the hopes of becoming something beyond either male or female. (He even manages to slip in a dig at Kobayashi, saying he's got a "tiny pecker".) Throughout this monologue of a conversation and his later confrontation of Jack - who in a surprising turn of events turned out to be Maki (the cute chubby background transvestite) - the word "dick" was dropped seven times; five by Sherlock, once by Maki, once by a recording Sherlock made of the previous use, and once in the plural (by Sherlock). It ain't the fifty-something "dicks" in eleven minutes that ATHF managed in their infamous "Dickesode", but it's more than the average "dicks per episode" rate you normally get in a half-hour anime episode.

(Other profanities this episode included one use each of "asshole" and "hell", as well as Maki calling Sherlock a "pervert" with "fucked-up tastebuds".)

And after that was when things got disturbing. Maki - now minus wig and with their makeup altered to do away with any of their previous "cuteness" - started caressing themselves, with one hand on their chest and the other between their legs, while describing Alexandra's beauty to an understandably mortified and pissed-off Moriarty, with a clear indication that they got a sexual thrill off of killing Alex. One flashback stabbing to the lower torso (in the moment but at a distance) later, they all but proclaim that they actually ate the wombs of the women they've killed, if only through almost saying that Alexandra's was "especially delicious". 🤢

And I say "almost" because, before they could finish their sentence, Moriarty then slit Maki's throat open, killing them. There was a close-up of the neck with the blood spraying out, a good portion of it splattering all over Moriarty himself.

In all my years of rating anime, this rating only cropped up three times. The first two were the HD rerun of Cowboy Bebop episode 5, and the April Fools' Day broadcast of Mind Game, both on Toonami. Those two aside, I've only personally given this rating out once, to episode 3 of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, which had not only the usual helpings of profanity, but an explicit-without-nudity sexual proposition scene that turned so brutally violent the guy's head above the lower jaw was pounded to the consistency of ground hamburger by the end. This episode didn't reach those same levels, but between the disturbing sexual dialogue, the savage one-swipe throat-slitting, and Turner S&P's increasing liberality with the "explicit sexual content" subrating... I feel this episode deserves the same rating. One of the rarest PG-and-above ratings in my collection.

Congratulations, Kabukicho Sherlock. You have now reached... diamond status.

FINAL RATING: TV-MALSV

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So much content to discuss, I had to wait 'til the Sunday after to cover it all.

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master #11: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

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INTENSE SEXUAL SITUATIONS: You know what goes here by now. Brief flashes of bare breasts and almost-exposure are peppered throughout, with the scant presence of nipples during Yumi's two Shinobi Transformations (one regular, one for Ice Queen mode), plus a brief shot during the blowback from an attack.

INTENSELY SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Katsuragi playfully suggests that Miyabi "let [her] feel up her tits later" as thanks for taking out some youma for her.

BOTH, MAYBE?: And then Katsuragi uses Ikaruga, Shiki, Mirai and Ryona as bait for the remaining youma so Asuka can seal them all at once, claiming that the four girls represent various types; namely, Mirai being "flat" and Ryona being "pervert". Ryona lives up to her respective reputation by caressing her own breasts to tease Mirai, spreading her legs for some of the grabbier youma, and complaining that she didn't even get a "butt bite" from one of them. It's hard to place a moment like this in either category, really.

INTENSE VIOLENCE: A flashback to Fubuki's past - namely, the sealing of her youma mother and subsequent death of her ninja father - contains plenty of violent moments, balanced between the bloodless takedown of multiple ninja and the after-the-fact blood present on various swords, as well as Rasetsu, who has multiples sticking out of her back from an offscreen battle.

FINAL RATING: TV-14DSV

Kengan Ashura #9: Justice
Kengan Ashura #10: Sister Siblings

Kengan Ashura #11: Ashura

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As usual, you had the brutality of the round 1 matches present throughout, showcasing bloody, mostly non-fatal carnage through various methods. From Akoya's slicing skin with his knuckles and Mokichi's kicks and throws, to Raian and Oma's equally savage blows and some of the shit Inaba was capable of pulling off with his super-strong hair, there was no shortage of bloodshed throughout these three episodes. Episode 9 had it the worst, hence the upped rating, between Akoya sticking his fingers into a wound he put on Haruo earlier and a flashback scene showing a unique yakuza execution method: hanging them upside down and flipping their disembodied heads right-side up so they're sandwiched between their tied arms and neck stumps. It's a scene that's better conveyed through image than through talk.

Each episode also had brief sexual moments. Episode 9, despite having the highest rating, had the tamest, with a scene of Akoya and his manager Hiyama having a discussion in bed with both of them naked (no goods showing). Episode 10 portrayed a naked Kure clan female with bare ass and barely visible sideboob during patriarch Erio's rundown on the Release form, and episode 11 had a closeup of Kiryu pelvic-thrusting in excitement over Oma's victory with the subtlest of boners, and Akemi's sister's personal assistant blushing madly while trying not to look at it (and failing).

PROFANITY COUNT (#9): One use each of "asshole", "goddamn", "goddammit", "dumbass", "hell", "crap", and "maggots".
PROFANITY COUNT (#10): Three uses of "dammit", two each of "dumbass", "bastard", and "hell", and one each of "fuck", "shit", "shithead", and "damned".
PROFANITY COUNT (#11): The only profanity here is Sawada going against his earlier, better judgement and calling the normally creepy Inaba "so fuckin' cute".

FINAL RATING (#9): TV-MA
FINAL RATING (#10): TV-14LSV
FINAL RATING (#11): TV-14LSV

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #2: Priestess... of the Melody

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Yuuta has a dream where Nibutani calls him a "pervert" three times for probably looking at her chest, each accompanied with a more excessive means of splashing him with water. And I think Rikka gave Yuuta another barely suggestive-sounding request, too. And while the "violence" for the most part was all mental fantasy, the extravagance of said fantasy, plus the earlier presence of model guns (and Yuuta pretending to fire one in a surprise bout of chuuni relapse) influenced my decision to overrate.

PROFANITY COUNT: Two uses of "damn", and one use each of "pissed", "ass", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGDLV

Gungrave #9: Dispute

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A flashback to Brandon shooting Sid in the head, Blood War shooting one of his more reluctant underlings in the chest, and then him doing the same to the rest of his henchmen to create test subjects for Lightning's "killer zombie army" project.

PROFANITY COUNT: Three uses of "hell", and one each of "bastard", "piss", and "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #12: No More Nyan-Nyan

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Being a breather episode to follow up the insanity of last week, there wasn't a whole lot of content worth in-depth mention. Easily, the worst of the bunch, excluding a gratuitous close-up ass-shake courtesy of Mrs. Hudson (which is a whole different kind of "worst"), was a quick flashback to Moriarty covered in Jack/Maki's blood, and an even briefer shot of the latter's body on the ground nearby with more after-the-fact blood beside it. After-the-fact, but too great in quantity to really "pass over".

PROFANITY COUNT: One use each of "shit", "bullshit", "goddamn", "bastard", and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

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Kengan Ashura #12: Father and Son

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EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT: This one isn't really qualifiable for "explicit" by the standards of anyone other than Turner S&P, but as Muteba's walking to the tournament arena, there are no less than five barely clothed/naked women on the floor panting in exhaustion, implying that he fucked them all while waiting for his match.

GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Now this one checks meets my standards for graphic violence. Muteba gouging out Meguro's right eye with just his fingers? Check. Multiple unflinching shots of the empty socket? Check. Muteba finishing off Meguro with a two-finger jab to said socket? You better believe that's a check.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "damn" (once as "dammit"), two each of "hell" and "crap", and one each of "fuckin'", "bullshit", "dick" (as in, "shrimp-dick"), "dumbass", and "suck".

FINAL RATING: TV-MASV

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master #12: HOMETOWN

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A brief "transparent" shot of Asuka's breasts to show the Fuma Korin's effects on her body, complete with nipple, was the only piece of nudity, but I felt that was worth it, especially with the all-nude ending theme to take into consideration as well. (Thanks, Lupin, for proving that such recurring instances, even when censored, do have an effect on the final rating.) Imu calling Miyabi's sweat from training "beautiful" and Ryona claiming that training on Christmas is a kink that'll make your body go "jingle bells" pushed the suggestive dialogue boundary, but they were ultimately considered too tame and/or vague to be counted. No profanity.

FINAL RATING: TV-14S

Run with the Wind #18: And Then, Morning

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All we have here is Yuuki announcing he bought liquor for the track team's Christmas party and Shindo getting red-faced drunk off at least one bottle of sake at said party. No profanity either.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

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Flowers of Evil #7: Episode 7

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It didn't matter how many times, in flashback or real time, that Saeki supposedly wanting to sex Kasuga up was brought up, or that Kasuga was called a "pervert". Because the record 14 uses of the word "shit" - twelve spoken, two written, an unknown number as "shit-face(s)" - tipped the scales. As this was scheduled before [as] stopped bleeping "shit" on the regular (as far as I am able to confirm), this should've gotten a TV-14DL, but this was close enough to Toonami's Black Lagoon broadcast - hell, even the first documented uncensored-on-purpose s-bomb drops in Akira and Summer Wars - that I decided to count it anyways.

OTHER PROFANITIES: Two uses of "damn" and one of "dick-face".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAL

Love, Chunibyo! & Other Delusions #3: The Heretical... Twintail

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Elaborate chuuni fantasy battle aside, the closest thing to violence was Yuuta pointing his model pistol at Dekomori's head point-blank as a way of telling her to knock off the chuuni crap, which definitely would've been cut from a daytime Toonami run. No profanity here either.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

The Qwaser of Stigmata #1: The Trembling Night

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The opening scene where the masked, magnesium-manipulating serial killer releases a student's bra-less breasts from her uniform top - but not before running her blade along her panty-clad vag to make her piss herself ("golden waters", indeed) - plus whatever those rocket-thrusters on all those random victims' breasts were, would've been enough, but the rest of the sexual content abounding throughout the episode past the OP, from minor fare like Sasha grabbing at Tomo's breasts on two non-consecutive occasions and Hana getting her panties caught on a piece of table Sasha deleted with The Hand Cream Metallica, to extremities the likes of Sasha drinking the soma out of Teresa's breasts (with milk discharge!) and Teresa's lewd-looking pose as she recovers from being used like that the next morning (with gratuitous nipple closeup!), are just as worthy of mention.

Almost got a violence indicator for this one, but considering the worst of it was done off-screen, despite the blood being enough to coat an entire moth in the resultant splatter, I decided to edge myself on that for the time being.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "bastard", "pisses", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

Because what else?

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...I'm thinking about finding a higher quality video next time.

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A little "rating schedule iteration" image. To be edited at a later date with an obligatory JoJo screencap.

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #4: Regret of... the Scriptures of Darkness (Mabinogion)

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This is kind of pushing it, but Rikka finding a girlie mag under Yuuta's bed, full-face blushing at the unseen contents within, and calling it "immoral" was worthy of consideration.

PROFANITY OF THE MOMENT: Nibutani reacts to her own chuuni past being discovered with a "This sucks".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGD

Gungrave #10: Conflict

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As to be expected from the beginning of a war arc, a lot of people died or at the very least got shot to hell. But, having aired on TV Tokyo instead of any other station, much of the violence was either off-screen or bloodless, with all blood coming after-the-fact. Still, of all the violent acts this episode, a group of Millennion soldiers filling Lightning's four Necrolyzed soldiers full of lead was the highlight.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "shit", five uses of "bastard", four of "hell", three of "damn", and one each of "dammit" and "a-holes".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

Case No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #13: First Moonlit Night

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All it took were the flashback shots of Alex's murder scene and Maki/Jack getting their throat slit to tip it over, but seeing how the latter's been seen twice already at varying violence levels, I decided to leave it in a compromise position.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "shit".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

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Oh boy, it's been a while since I last touched this, hasn't it. Welp, no rest for the wicked.

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #1: The Greatest World!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #2: The Eizouken Takes the Stage!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #3: Let's Accomplish Something!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #4: Hold That Machete Tight!

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There isn't really a whole lot to say about this one, since it's a hard slice of life with zero sexual fanservice and plenty of fantasy violence. Really, it's all PG sets and minor profanity with this one. And in line with that...

Episode 1 had one use of "damn" by Asakura; episode 2 had Kanamori bring up the former's metaphorical "death" by falling from a rusted second-floor balcony (without injury); episode 3 was fantasy violence skewed in favor of the mature-seeming CN crowd since the show isn't as fantasy as the anime they're making; and episode 4 featured one use each of "damn", "dumbass", and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (#1 through #4)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #5: A Binding... Cross (Hard Study)

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The PG set of the moment was a toss-up between Rikka pointing her model pistol at an imaginary enemy to get out of studying for a math test, and a game of house between Rikka's onee-san and the youngest of Yuuta's imoutos that resulted in marriage and subsequent divorce.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

Gungrave #11: Heat

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Being the climax of the Millennion vs. Lightning war arc, there was naturally gun violence throughout. The strongest examples of this were Harry shooting Vulcan multiple times to end his half of the war, while the other ended with Blood War shooting himself in the head before turning into an Orc-inspired Necrolyzed soldier (maybe that's why they call them Orcmen in the later episodes?) that has to be taken down by Bear's men before ultimately expiring.

PROFANITY TALLY: Eight uses of "hell", four uses of "damn", three of "bastard" (at least one plural), two S-words ("shitty" and "shithole"), and one of "ass".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

Cinderella Boy #5: The Clockwork Poisoned Apple

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We got the nips-out nude Rella from the OP, the flashback to bare-assed sideboob Rella falling from the sky at the end of episode 1, and an episode-original bathtime sequence that shows off Rella's breasts in full (sans nipples). Also, we got a little more indication that the annoying-voiced redhead that Ranma associated with back in episode 3 isn't actually a biological woman. (But my question is, pre-op or post-op?)

PROFANITY TALLY: Five variations of "damn" (including "dammit"), two uses of "bastard", and one each of "crap", "hell", "ass", and "B.S.".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LS

Kengan Ashura #13: Convictions

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After the gruesomeness that took place during Muteba vs. Meguro, it was only appropriate that Kiozan vs. Sekibayashi toned down the gore to mere "intense bloody violence" levels. And boyyyy, between the numerous blood spatters and pools, plus a flashback spray and post-fight coughing fit, the intense bloody violence was on full display.

PROFANITY TALLY: Six variations of "damn" (also including "dammit"), four uses of "hell", two variations of "piss" ("pissed" and "pisses"), two uses of "asshole", and one each of "shit" and "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #1: Prelude to the Collapse

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While there was undoubtedly loss of life in Solomon's terrorist attack on the capital city of Cyress, all the on-screen deaths were saved for Duran Gash's raid on the Gala Base to secure the PDP missiles. Namely, numerous employees shot up with blood saved for the stationary post-mortem shots, and the base's commander getting shot by Gash - impact offscreen, but blood visible around the bullethole wound - for asking one more question than he was allowed.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #14: Get Back Your Melon Heart
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #15: Where is He?
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #16: Michel and the Stupid Book

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Episode 14: Kobayashi's use of the new video game system that plays an important part this episode involves groping the air while joyously exclaiming "All of the boobs!", in a room with posters of scantily clad women to boot. (I was tempted to edit one of Jam's two Kinky Kunoichi images into it, but I'll wait until I get an opportunity with better lighting.) PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "hell" and "shitty".

Episode 15: Violence was admittedly tame in regards to blood spilled, but the "Vision Rain" test looking like blood, the guy who looked like the Morstan sisters' deadbeat dad but isn't scratching at his own throat in response to a Vision Rain injection, and Isshiki coughing up blood after biting down on his secret agent suicide tooth were too bold taken together to ignore. On the dialogue side of things, we had a couple of mentions of erectile dysfunction - one of the patrons of a brothel Dilan advertised claiming he brought back his "ED", and Kyogoku bemoaning that he couldn't get it up after visiting one that had Kobayashi's seal of approval - Kobayashi's love of boobs being mentioned by him and others, Mrs. Hudson suggesting that Lucy's "getting her pipe laid", if you know what they mean, and two uses of "pervert"; one by Kyogoku in reference to Sherlock, and one by Sherlock in reference to Isshiki. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "shit", two uses each of "hell", "ass", and "bitch", and one each of "asshole" and "damn".

Episode 16: Again, the violence here wasn't too crazy. Takashi's death by knife to the chest was offscreen despite the after-the-fact blood on the knife and around his body - the stun gun to the back of the neck that was intended, that was onscreen - and while the stray knife slice above Erica's left eye in Michel's flashback was indeed distressing and bloody, we didn't see the actual slice as the focus during that was Michel punching the yakuza who had the knife to begin with. But we did get partial Erica nudity; she was topless when she found Takashi's body, and even moreso when in the shower beforehand, with a towel and soap suds covering the bits that matter in those two respective scenes. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "damn", and one each of "fucked", "bastard", "pissing", "ass", "crap", and "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DLS (#14), TV-14DLV (#15), TV-14LSV (#16)

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A ratings schedule iteration screencap featuring the premiere of AWOL and some expert entry-level Photoshop tilt effects.

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #5: An Iron Giant Appears!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #6: Let's Do Better Than Last Time!

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Profanity's upping these past two weeks. For #5, we had three uses of "damn" and Ono flipping the (censored) bird, while #6 had also three damns, plus one use each of "crap", "hell", and "dumbass". Not enough to technically reach a PGL by our various standards, but compared to the previous episodes, I felt it was only appropriate to make a close exception.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGL (#5 & #6)

Kengan Ashura #14: Master and Pupil

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INTENSELY SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Rino flirts with Tomari, making the latter uncharacteristically uncomfortable, and even lets her know that she's a little bit bi. An under-rate.

INTENSE SEXUAL SITUATIONS: A shot of Muteba in his bedroom with numerous naked women, some straddling him and others laying beside him. Plenty of sideboob, underboob, and bare asses, but still no nipples. An over-rate to balance the under-rate.

INTENSE VIOLENCE: Ignoring the blood sprays from Oma's image training dream (where he fights Murobuchi, Dudley and Nico, and also flashbacks to his fights with Sekibayashi and Inaba), he has a sudden nosebleed he acts like he's shrugging off, then retreats to the bathroom to vomit up so much blood, some extra trails are leaking from his eyes.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses each of "shit" (one as "bullshit"), "damn", and "crap", and one each of "hell" and "ass".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLSV

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #6: The Atoned... Messiah (Innocent)

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During art class, Rikka draws up a sketch of Yuuta showing him clutching his torso as it's bleeding. It appears for little more than a split second, and it's in black and white, but that's a pretty solid PG set. More solid than Yuuta's class reacting to the existence of a "hotness ranking" to them like they were all simultaneously molested, anyways. >_>

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

Gungrave #12: Kind

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Brandon shoots a casino owner he and Harry are in a meeting with in the shoulder, with no blood. Bunji gets shot in the shoulder during a mission, this time with a visible blood spurt, and retaliates by shooting the guy in the arm, and then five times in the head. And finally, there's a shot of the leftover blood from Vulcan's murder during the flashback to Harry convincing Tokioka to continue with the Necrolyzation project.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

The Qwaser of Stigmata #1: The Trembling Night (rewatch)

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There's really nothing to report here. I felt like watching the series in higher quality (with different subs), so to create consistency, I rewatched episode 1 and did a recount of the profanity. Not a single one to be found. Good news is, all the sexual content's still there. ;)

(still) FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #17: Looking Back on Saudade
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #18: Lots of Animals

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For #17, Saizo slashes Sasuke (no relation) across the chest, causing a brief non-fatal blood spray, plus there's a flashback to Isshiki coughing up blood after his suicide maneuver in episode 15. There's also a scene where two of the Irregulars pull the "Thousand Years of Death" prank on Kyogoku and Kobayashi, but that's neither here nor there. Profanity includes two uses of "damn", and one use each of "suck", "bitch", and "bullshit".

Meanwhile, the violence in #18 barely reached "best rating" level, though the combination of the blood from Momotaro's naked corpse (from episode 4), crazed Momotaros fan Umi cutting herself in her specific flashback inset, and she and the other two crazed fangirls self-immolating in another number code-then-suicide maneuver that's more of a "Moriarty said their full names" thing than an "escaped prisoner cornered like a Lil' Slugger victim" thing was plenty to justify a 14 straight. The L is from Moriarty using the phrase "shitty editing". There was also one use of "hell", not that it matters after the S-bomb.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#17), TV-14L (#18)

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Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #7: I Have to Do it For Myself!

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The bathhouse scene that was skipped last episode finally arrived, but despite a couple from-behind nudity scenes, there wasn't enough detail, inappropriate lingering, or anything to look at really to warrant anything higher than the base.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

The Qwaser of Stigmata #2: Masked Friendship

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EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT: This one goes without saying, but I'll say it anyways. You had Mafuyu's nightmare about her getting her breasts sucked by Sasha while in bondage gear. You had her waking up to Tomo doing the sucking. You had Tomo sucking her own breast just to prove she could. And you got Sasha and Ayana drinking from Teresa and Tomo respectively to get a soma-induced power boost, with the latter Qwaser teasing one of Tomo's inverted nipples to hardness before going for a second suck.

GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: But the real gem was Sasha impaling Ayana on his scythe, and the blood spray that ensued as she pulled herself off of it before self-immolating like the girls from last week's Kabukicho (only unlike them, she screamed). So I felt a rating to match was appropriate. You also had Sasha flashbacking to this one time he was injected with a heated syringe needle, for those of you who still think Eureka seveN #44 was TV-MAV due to the torture scene and not the Coralian guts spilling everywhere.

FINAL RATING: TV-MASV

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Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #19: The Curtain Rises on the Grand Guignol

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Despite another flashback to Isshiki coughing up blood as part of his suicide maneuver, Sherlock getting slightly bloodied from a kick to the face, and the car explosion to cap off this "shit just got real" episode, there wasn't enough to warrant a violence subrating. But for what it's worth, we did get two uses of "shit" (one as "shitting"), and one of "damn", so there's that.

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

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This is what a month of final exams does, it keeps prompting me to put off keeping this thread alive. If only Blatch bothered to stop in here to help spruce things up and inspire me to keep on schedule... Anywho, here's what you missed this past month!

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #8: The Grand Shibahama Festival!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #9: Aim for Comet A!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #10: Against Our Independent World!
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #11: Each Other's Existence!

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#8: Three uses of "crap", one use each of "suck", "damn" and "hell", and a newspaper story saying that the production of a movie Tsubame's parents were acting in was put on indefinite hold because the director and writer teamed up to perform attempted murder by samurai sword on the producer.

#9: Three uses of "damn", one of "hell", and Kanamori mentioning the customers of her ancestors' bar wanting to get "hammered" for cheap.

#10: Two uses each of "damn" and "crap".

#11: Four uses of "hell", two of "damn", one each of "freaking" and "suck", and High School Obama getting tased in the chest by those fuckers on the Student Council.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (8 through 10), TV-PGL (11)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #7: Reminiscences... of Paradise Lost
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #8: Exiled... Just the Two of Them

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#7: Kumin's breasts get some brief attention when Isshiki spots a mole near her cleavage, and Touka's get some as well when she's intimidating Dekomori into eating her cheese-"contaminated" salad.

#8: The token fantasy battle between Rikka and Touka being intercut with shots of Rikka actually getting physically abused - a slap to the face, a kick to the thigh - by her bitch of an older sister was enough to tip the scales, but the brief cleavage shots of Nibutani and Kumin in the bath, Dekomori's chest being a little more visible in another part of the bath, and Isshiki's use of the word "half-assed" deserve mention regardless.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (both)

Gungrave #13: Betrayal

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Plenty of deaths this episode, as expected from an early-00's anime-"original", but while Randy and his subordinates were offed off-screen (pun unintended), the two guys Lee offs with his needles - three to the brain for one, one to the back for the other - had enough airtime to be considered intense. Profanity included one use each of "shit" and "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

Kengan Ashura #15: The Fisherman
Kengan Ashura #16: The Rakshasa
Kengan Ashura #17: The Devil's Lance

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#15: Prominent violent moment of the episode: Saw Paing headbutting Karo's hand and fucking it up temporarily. A cause for concern towards the final rating: a shot of the anthropomorphic humanoid versions of the Kenganverse's equivalent to Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in a homoerotic embrace in Akemi's sister's assistant's inner mind theater. Profanities included two uses each of "shit" and "bastard", and one of "hell".

#16: Prominent violent moments of the episode: the flashback to Muteba gouging out Meguro's eye and finishing him off by stabbing into the empty socket, and Kiryu landing two spiral-shaped wounds from Rakshasa's Palm on Nikaido during their match. A cause for concern towards the final rating before the former violent moment: Nezu bare-naked inside the Mockey mascot costume. Profanities included two uses of "damn" and one use each of "asshole", "bastard", and "hell".

#17: Prominent violent moment of the episode: Gensai stabs Lihito in the left armpit and right wrist with his bare fingers (sans thumbs), producing prominent wounds and a decent bloody discharge. Causes for concern that actually contributed to the final rating: Sawada calling Lihito a "shrimp-dick" in flashback, and Hatsumi flirting with Sayaka by offering her the chance to play some "grown-up games" with him. Other profanities included four uses of "damn" (one as "dammit"), three of "bastard", two each of "ass" (one as "dumbass") and "hell", and one each of "shit", "pussy", and "bitch-boy".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV (15), TV-MA (16), TV-14DLV (17)

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #2: The Variation of Adversity

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All of the anti-terrorist troops sent to retrieve the PDB missiles Solomon stole end up dead at the latter group's hands, though apart from a one-frame stain accompanying one troop's fatal stab wound, the deaths are either offscreen or bloodless. Too extreme for a PG, still.

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Flowers of Evil #8: Episode 8

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One use each of "shit", "bastard", and "damn". There were mentions of the word "pervert", but no association with what characters think the pervert in question is doing.

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

Run with the Wind #19: The Moment of Release

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In a surprise upset no one could have predicted, this episode was completely bare of objectionable content. No swears, no drinking, no more-than-rude behaviors, not even a single cigarette smoked. It was a considerably wholesome start to the Ekiden, and as such, it has without a doubt earned the rarest non-TV-Y rating in my entire logbook.

FINAL RATING: TV-G

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Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #20: Moriarty Savors
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #21: Not Breathing
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #22: The Thread Where We Talk About Yeast
Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #23:
Everybody Be There at Eight

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#20: As much as Moran's death by gunshot wound to the head, the bodies of the Moran family servants scattered throughout the entrance and upper floors, and Watson's off-screen being stabbed deserve mention, it was the flashback to both Alex's corpse (bloodstain on the crotch and all) and Moriarty killing Jack that earned it the MA. Profanities included three uses of "damn".

#21: Besides the aftermath of Watson getting non-fatally stabbed to trick Moriarty into thinking he was dead, the violence that contributed to the show's first and likely only instance of BEST RATING included Watson getting shot in the leg by Moriarty, Albert shooting himself in the head rendering his entire character pointless, and Sherlock strangling Moriarty in some of the last moments of their standoff. Profanities included three uses of "damn".

#22: Sherlock spends a good portion of the episode naked, the antics involved with such an unseemly state including his ass sticking up in the air after slipping as a result of too much lotion, and his "weiner" being called "cute" by the lotion saleswoman and "floppy" by a policeman. You can also see a brief bulge as he bum-rushes Kobayashi for his intel. On Watson's side of things, the readers of his metaphorical true tales refer to Sherlock (called "Champee") as a "pervert baker" and two of the other detectives, likely Kyogoku and Kobayashi, as "Virgin" and "Failed Dick" respectively, and he also shares the story of how he caused his parents' divorce after accidentally outing an affair his father was having with a female employee at their tea plantation. Both halves then converge on the end scene where Watson happens upon Sherlock holding a bloody knife over the even bloodier corpse of one of the escaped convicts, who just so happened to kidnap one of the two remaining background transvestites (who, based on their breasts, may actually be transitioning). Profanities include one use each of "shit" and "damn", and an awesome Engrish "goddamn" from Watson's mother.

#23: Flashbacks to Moriarty killing his dad and Watson getting shot in the leg seemed to be the chief violent moments, alongside the bloody aftermaths of Sherlock's supposed murders of the two escaped convicts he came across, but Watson getting his shoulder grazed by a bullet Sherlock tried to fire at his brother was pretty notable, if only in that it made Watson bleed and required gauze to patch him up. Concerning dialogue, Mrs. Hudson gives Watson a drink that she promises will "make him rock hard". ;) Profanities included two uses of "damn" and one each of "shit" and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (20), TV-14V (21), TV-14DLSV (22), TV-14DLV (23)

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And here's some more after another two-week delay.

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! #12: Shibahama UFO Wars!

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This might have been an over-rate, but with all of the UFOs shooting each other down in the Eizouken's third animation, with the dramatic music and show-don't-tell storytelling implying that it's more than just fantasy violence maybe sorta kinda definitely influenced the up in the rating.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #3: Fugue of Return

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Some standard non-explosive terrorist/anti-terrorist violence. The biggest moments were a guard getting knifed in the chest off-screen with after-the-fact bloody results, the bloody results of one of the terrorist guards' fatal headshot wound, and the bullethole Hyatt puts in the leader's skull.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

The Qwaser of Stigmata #3: Those Who Seek

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The graphic violence this time around was a little more off-screen than Ayana's wound last episode, but with greater blood spillage. Three male, fully clothed terrorists attempting to steal the doll Katja is capable of controlling with her copper Qwaser abilities end up getting killed by it; one of them gets beheaded, while the other two are at least stabbed hard and deep enough to send blood flying everywhere.

SEXUAL CONTENT LISTING: Sasha gropes Tomo's breasts and exposes one of them while she's sleeping, almost getting a suck in before Mafuyu interrupts. Sasha later squeezes one of Miyuri's breasts and then calls them inferior to Tomo's. Mafuyu and Tomo are naked during their bath scene. Sasha sucks Teresa's tits for a soma refill in the church. And Katja, in favor of confronting Sasha as an enemy Qwaser like any sane person still watching this would expect, offers Hana the chance to kiss "an even better place" than the back of her shoulder if she admits to being a dirty lolicon.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "damn" and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MASV

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I actually posted the second image here in a 4chan thread about weird/cringy shit, admitting to my fascination/obsession with applying TV content ratings to anime. Much to my surprise, some of the people thought it was really neat! On point, even. 😁

Mobile Suit Gundam #1: Gundam Rising
Mobile Suit Gundam #2: Destroy Gundam!

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Even at the start when this show was just a half-hour advertisement for model kits, Tomino made no bones about showing the horrors of war, even without the visible shedding of blood. The explosions that destroy the transport trucks at Side 7's military base and take out several evacuees (including Fraw's mother) are enough proof of that. There's also Amuro using the Gundam to destroy two of the enemy Zaku's: one by bisection, the other by precise impalement. And that all was just episode 1! Episode 2 had Amuro take out another Zaku pilot with a single shot of a beam rifle, coupled with the commander of White Base getting injured by flying shrapnel and spending the rest of the episode in a condition that leaves him groaning in pain after every sentence he says.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV (both)

Case File No. 221: Kabukicho Sherlock #24: See You in Kabukicho!

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This might've been overkill in hindsight, but considering how much bloodiness we got this episode - Alex's corpse and Moriarty killing Jack in obvious flashback, Mayor Moran getting shot in the forehead in a less obvious flashback, and Brutus stabbing himself in the neck with a broken beer bottle in front of Sherlock in a never-before-seen flashback - I felt the convergence of those moments into one last big rating to match the surprisingly strong ending I honestly wasn't expecting out of this show's inferior back half was well-deserved.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAV

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And now for the usual rundown regarding these screencap dealies.

MOST COMMON RATING: TV-MA (6)
SECOND MOST COMMON RATING: TV-14L (3), TV-14DLV (3)
AND ALL THE REST: TV-14DL (2), TV-14DLSV (2), TV-14LV (2), TV-14 (1), TV-MALSV (1), TV-14DLS (1), TV-14LSV (1), TV-14V (1), TV-MAV (1)
TOTAL RATING VARIETY: 12
BLANKET RATING: TV-MA
_JAME: 8020163810

RATING SCREENCAP APPEARANCE TALLY:
John H. Watson: 17 (2B, 3A, 8A, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B [shoulder], 11B, 13A, 14A, 14B, 17A, 17B, 22B, 23A, 23B, 24B)
Sherlock Holmes: 11 (3B, 8A, 9A, 9B, 13A [obscured], 17A, 18B, 19B, 21A, 23A, 24B)
James Moriarty: 10 (10B, 11A [from behind], 11B, 13B [young, reflection], 15A, 17B, 18B, 19A, 19B [shoulder], 21B [hand])
Lucy Morstan: 5 (5A [young], 5B [from behind], 11B, 17A, 20A [from behind])
Irene Adler: 5 (8A, 9A, 9B, 11B, 22B [hip and hand])
Fuyuto Kyogoku: 4 (1B, 9A, 11B, 17A)
Torataro Kobayashi: 4 (4, 6A, 11B, 17A)
Mary Morstan: 4 (5A [young], 11B, 12B, 17A)
Sebastian Moran: 4 (7A, 12A, 18A [onscreen], 20A)
Mrs. Hudson: 4 (9A [classic], 11B [classic], 13A [geisha edition], 17A [green hair])
Alexandra Moran: 3 (1A, 3A, 11A)
Michel Belmont: 3 (11B, 16B, 17A)
Boss Kaneko: 1 (5B)
Gregory Lestrade: 1 (11B)
Yoshio: 1 (11B)
Renko: 1 (11B)
Yuuya: 1 (11B [mostly hidden])
Juri: 1 (11B)
Saburoo: 1 (11B)
Raichi: 1 (11B)
Pipe: 1 (11B)
Diana Oldoini: 1 (23A [close-up of side])
Kate Carlyle: 1 (23B [from behind])

BIG LOSERS (Main or Recurring Only): Mycroft Holmes, Maki Horaki/Jack the Ripper, Albert Trevor, Masumi Chinkill

One-shot Characters: 6 (3B [B-Zo Uchida], 6B [Sugimoto], 8B [Agatha Kuroki], 15B [Kimiko Goshogawara], 17B [Chiyo], 18A [Umi, Nao, and Kiko])

Miscellaneous: 16 (1B [Sayuri Onoue's corpse], 3A [other doctors], 4 [client], 5B [Kaneko's goons], 7B [moving people and security guards], 12A [reporters], 12B [customer and waitress], 14B [hospital staff] 15B [VTY staff and seminar attendees], 16A [debtor], 18A [pedestrians], 18B [reporters], 19A [attendant], 20A [crowd], 21A [passersby and spies]. 23A [Karl Jackson's corpse])

Nobody at All: 3 (2A [Kabukicho 221st Ave gate], 22A [text message board], 24A [ambulance])

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #9: A Confused... First Love Frustration (Chaos Heart)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #10: Holy Mother's... Lunch Box (Pandora's Box)

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#9: One use each of "frickin'" and "dammit", plus a slight fanservicey shot on one of Yuuta's girlie mags, as found by Touka.

#10: Isshiki somehow talks Yuuta into imagining him and Rikka about to have their "first time" together, where the both of them admit to being completely inexperienced in "matters of the flesh".

FINAL RATING: TV-PG (ep 9), TV-PGD (ep 10)

Gungrave #14: Die
Gungrave #15: Harry

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#14: The biggest and perhaps the only important piece of objectionable content here was, as the episode title implies, Brandon's death by being shot multiple times by Harry in an elevator. There were plenty of blood splatters, plus the finisher of getting shot in the eye (hence the sick eyepatch he has as Beyond the Grave). Profanities include two uses of "bastard", and one use each of "hell" and "damn".

#15: In off-screen violence matters, Bunji shoots up an entire family inside the apartment of his hitman squad's main target, with blood splatters in the hall visible upon finish, and Harry shoots the manager of a restaurant in town after learning he was beating the busboy for making mistakes. Onscreen, a bunch of Orcmen that escaped their tanks kill numerous doctors and guards, with head-squeezing being the favored method, and an introduced-way-earlier-than-I thought-he'd-be Grave!Brandon shooting some of them in the burning lab, with visible holes present from the bullets fired. Profanities include four uses of "hell", two of "damn", and one each of "bullshit", "bastard", and "son of a bitch".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV (both)

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #1: I Recalled the Memories of My Past Life...

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Two minor matters, but the description of Keith as a playboy who fools around with multiple girls (at least, in the Fortune Lover game) and Catarina's mother assuming Keith was her father's bastard child (as conveyed by Catarina herself) stuck out enough. Really, I'd consider this an over-rate to counterbalance the under-rate of...

MODERATE VIOLENCE: ...the bloodier moments. The result of Catarina's past-life-memory-jogging head wound is far from an indicator of violence - apart from one or two episodes, I never gave Your Lie in April a violence subrating from Kosei getting injured, no matter how much blood there was - but the still image of Geordo slicing open Katarina's chest with a sword, bloody spray included, in the game CGs for Fortune Lover's Geordo route bad end felt a little much for a PG-V. Still, since the injury was done in the front and Catarina was shown from behind in that moment, I think I can get away with the PG-V this time. At least.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGDV

In case you're wondering what series I'm gonna do screencaps for next, it'll be the new P.A. Works original series Appare-Ranman!, officially coming out in its designated timeslot this Friday.

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Oh wow, I've left this thing sitting for quite a while, haven't I? Welp, when your Saturday nights are occupied with /co/'s weekly Toonami discussion and new episodes of Greg Gutfeld, you're bound to lose track of routine eventually. I'm getting back on it, and instead of the irregular order, here's everything alphabetically (according to MAL).

Flowers of Evil #9: Episode 9
Flowers of Evil #10: Episode 10

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#9: It was chiefly dialogue, with reference to Kasuga being a pervert both directly by Nakamura and indirectly by classmates who know there's a pervert. ("I Wonder what that gym uniform went through," one of them said.) Also, Nakamura telling Saeki that she told Kasuga that the latter wanted to sex him up. Only profanity was "sucks", and though "shit-face" was used in the next-episode preview, I decided not to count it.

#10: This one had a surprisingly good MA set in the form of Nakamura once again undressing Kasuga, this time in front of Saeki, due to the prolonged side-view presence of his bush. But it was six uses of "shit", a number of them as the aforementioned "shit-face", that tipped the scales. Other profanities were just two uses of "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14D (#9) and TV-MAL (#10)

Appare-Ranman! #1: Sunny, With Occasional Showers
Appare-Ranman! #2: In the Dark
Appare-Ranman! #3: Duel

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I may have picked the wrong series to do screencaps for, because compared to Gleipnir below, this original anime where anything can happen and the audience can never guess for sure is... actually pretty tame. Profanities aside, the first episode just had references to hypothetical death, which isn't really much to tip the scales. The second had a little more violence, with Xiaoleng (or is it Xialian?) roundhouse-kicking Kosame in the face as the big factor, but it was the attempted gun violence on token Native American boy Hototo by a couple ruffians and a flashback to blood from a young Kosame's mother splattering on his face after she took an off-screen sword blow for him that brought things to moderate levels. #3 kept it up with a flashback to Hototo's village getting attacked by bandits, notably his father getting shot in the chest with after-the-fact (ATF) blood on the wound.

From this point forward, I expect the ratings for each episode to only increase sparingly.

PROFANITIES: For #1, two uses of "hell" and one of "damn". For #2, one use each of "damn" and "dumbasses". For #3, one use each of "hell" and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (#1) and TV-PGV (#2 and #3)

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AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #4: Those Who Command

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A surprisingly light episode on the violence front, with the only real loss of life being an attack on the interplanetary government's 7th Fleet by their own defense system that didn't show a single corpse. Balance that out with Hyatt testing the reflexes of one of his team recruits by doing some equally impromptu non-contact sparring, and firearms usage during the training exercises Hyatt oversaw before recruiting Bishop, and you've got yourself some fine moderate violence.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #11: One-Winged Fallen Angel
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #12: Final Heavenly Contract (Eternal Engage)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! #13: Glimmering... Explosive Festival (Slapstick Noel)

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#11: A simple PG set in the form of Rikka's model Luger pistol being seen amongst her boxed-up belongings.

#12: Nibutani distracts a cop from apprehending Yuuta (in just one part of the most contrived misunderstanding yet) by claiming that Isshiki's a "pervert", with Isshiki playing up the role by asking to "cop a feel".

#13: Alongside a couple of mild bloody moments - a silhouetted blood spray from Isshiki's hand after being scratched by Chimera, and both Yuuta and Isshiki getting minor blood loss from the impact of the giant bells at the end of Dekomori's pigtails - it was the accidental kiss between Dekomori and Nibutani, the former later accusing the latter of looking at her "with lecherous eyes", that brought things to their final point.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (#11) and TV-PGD (#12 and #13)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #1: The Revival of... the Wicked Eye
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #2: Dolphin Ring Striker (The Dolphin's... Lover's Contract)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #3: Magical Devil Girl... In Pursuit

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#1: Rikka points out a love hotel to Yuuta, describing it as a castle-looking building with "cheap rates for couples", though Yuuta guides her away from it physically and mentally before it can be explored further; Nibutani and Dekomori accuse each other of having a dirty mind concerning Yuuta and Rikka "shacking up"; and Dekomori calls Nibutani a "big-boobed freak".

#2: Classmate and love expert Kannagi jokingly tells Yuuta that she's into girls, and is infatuated with Rikka at that; and while this can be interpreted in any number of ways, I felt Rikka's claim that "regular physical contact is inevitable" in her relationship with Yuuta was broad enough to include intercourse in the future.

#3: The opening scene did everything in, with Yuuta dreaming about a naked Rikka (arms covering the boobs) in bed with him, asking him to "fulfill [their] contract", with a flashback to said dream during the walk to school. Additional details include one use of "freakin'" and some blood from Isshiki as Yuuta, dressed as a Magical Garment Girl (wig included, panties not), kicks him in immediate vengeance for snapping pics of him in said outfit.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGD (#1 and #2) and TV-PGS (#3)

Cinderella Boy #6: How to Cook the Three Little Pigs
Cinderella Boy #7: Once Upon a Time, in a Town Full of Garbage

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In the former episode, the weekly stakes for our "never the twain shall meet but during the eclipse" couple in the already-deadly locale of Kirin Town got even deadlier as Ranma/Rella went up against the Mad Pig Brothers, known for being particularly stabby. The opening shots of them having killed an entire mansion's worth of family, servants, posted guards with ATF blood all over the place was already enough to set off my "best rating" warning signals, and they were satisfied with moments of bloodless but in-the-moment violence that puts some of the incidents from earlier episodes to shame. The train line operator getting impaled by one of the brute Pig Brother's extend-o-finger and plot-relevant observer/machinator Alice shooting all three Brothers with her trusty handgun - plus Rella sending the red-headed stepchild's "blade-in-a-ball" into the brute's neck to finish him off for good - were the key moments in that decision. Honorable mentions that would've triggered D and S subratings on the PG level, if not serving as outright 14 sets, were the scene where the shrimpy Brother decides to harass Rella by ripping off her dress to expose her underboob and telling her to "strip" and "get in the mood".

The latter episode, meanwhile, dialed back the violence to standard levels. Every death in this flashback episode was either mentioned after-the-fact, like the three drug dealers that got successfully doxxed; off-screen, where Lao got executed on the spot by Son Taijin's men for screwing things up; and failing to stick, like the gunshot-to-the-back fate that met Ranma's former partner Akira (voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama, hypothetical Japanese-dub star of Kinky Kunoichi (now on DeviantArt!)), bloodless due to A) the low animation budget, and B) the bulletproof vest he wore saving his life. As for how it prevented a shot to the back, it's best to write it off as a special vest that's best worn in as unpredictable a place as Kirin Town.

PROFANITIES: For #6, two uses each of "bastard", "dammit" and "crap", and one each of "bitch", "ass" and "hell". For #7, three uses of "dammit", two each of "shit" and "bastard", and one of "son of a bitch".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#6) and TV-14L (#7)

Part 2 coming in a moment.

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Gleipnir #1: Something Inside of Me
Gleipnir #2: What it Means to Be Empty
Gleipnir #3: Elena

Gleipnir #4: I Wish I Was Someone Else
Gleipnir #5: Crazy Enemies
Gleipnir #6: Gatherers
Gleipnir #7: Metamorphosis

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Hoo boy, this is gonna be a ride.

When I went into Gleipnir, I went in with the expectation (of others) that it was a rote "death game" anime. Much like how the standard trappings of the genre were defied in this series that's more about the matter of identity and the shlocky fun that comes with it than any required fatality, the first episode started off tame on the violence front. Much of the objectionable content, instead, was sexual in nature. From minor incidentalism like Shuichi absent-mindedly staring at a female classmate's panties to the fursuiter deviancy of him pulling down Clair's panties after saving her from the burning warehouse, plus Clair referring to Shuichi as "the monster who violated me" and him reacting to her oddly casual undressing and sideboob by referring to his unspoken-of boner as a "natural male reaction" to fill out the dialogue quota. Even Hikawa's ambush at the end was surprisingly free of blood! Not bad for a first episode in your genre, Gleipnir! Profanities consisted of four uses of "hell".

The second episode, meanwhile, upped the ante in all respects. Sexual content was the lesser, with Clair being metaphorically represented with exposed sideboob while explaining the coins and her referring to the inside of Shuichi's mascot suit form as "sticky and moist". Violence, however, got the highlight, with Clair-in-Shuichi laying the beatdown on Hikawa during their fight, from pummeling her face to breaking her leg with one hand and finally shooting her through the torso, all with bloody results but not enough to count as being graphic. The profanity tally was upped too, with seven uses of "shit" (two as "shitheads"), five of "bitch", and one each of "fuck", "pissed", "damn", and "hell".

For #3, the profanity was dialed back to just four uses of "hell", like in the first episode, but the rest stayed consistent. Dialogue ranged from some innuendos on Clair's part (i.e. "[my clothes will] get your slimy liquid all over them"), her assumptions that Shuichi has a swimsuit fetish, and some stakeout conversation including the question of whether or not her sister is a slut and the reveal that she's actually a virgin for being so promiscuous. Sexual content was just censored full nudity and nipple-free sideboob (both from Clair), and violence was just a flashback to Hikawa getting shot.

#4 kept up the pace by managing to have a sweet spot combination of all four ratings in a minimal number of objectionable moments. These included the Alien reaching out for Clair's breast and asking to touch it, asking her for a "hair down there" only to be told they haven't grown in yet, turning into a naked version of Clair after eating one of her head-hairs, complete with sideboob, exposed ass, and some breast caresses, another flashback to the moment Hikawa gets killed, and profanity consisting of two uses of "hell" and one each of "shit" and "bitch".

The next one was a daring maneuver as far as sexual content went. Despite some lingering shots on Clair's panty-clad crotch and ass, and the ugly mofo Gatherer telling Clair he plans on making her "feel real special", the episode managed to avoid either a D or an S. Violence, meanwhile, was in good supply with Clair/Shuichi vs. Sanbe, the bloodiest moment being the latter transforming back into human form to reveal a bleeding gunshot wound on his arm where the former two nailed him in his transformed mode earlier. Sanbe killing the aforementioned ugly mofo by slicing him in half with plenty of ATF blood pretty much sealed the deal if it wasn't already sealed. (Still not sure how to classify him imagine Clair's neck breaking from the recoil of Shuichi's oversized six-shooter.) Profanities consisted of two uses of "hell" and one use each of "shit" and "dumbass".

The next two brought things back to "mature" territory, but for better reason than the [as] justification of multiple S-bombs. As a prelude to their "pact", Sayaka has a bit of fun with Clair, which really consists of just some chest-groping and hand-over-crotch action. That would've been enough to make me consider upping it to MA in general, but the flashback to Sayaka being taken to second and third base at the same time by the teacher she used to have a fling with in high school was enough to put the up to S in consideration, and it was an up I felt had to be done. Cat-eared Gatherer Yoshioka getting naked was a nice bonus too. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell".

And the most recent episode (as of the time this post was made/last edited) threw the last MA subrating into the ring with what happened to Shuichi and Yoshioka during their run-in with Subaru but before their merger upgrade. Crushed to near-death with major blood spillage, Shuichi rendered to half his mascot state and Yoshioka reduced to a bloodied head and half a body with the arm on the missing half all chewed up. Absolutely savage. I almost considered pitching in an S, what with Yoshioka still being naked when not temporarily dead/merged with Shuichi, and the female half of Subaru's summon having her tits hanging out (with nipples not shown but clearly outlined), but since there wasn't any body-to-body contact, I decided against it. Profanities consisted of three uses each of "shit" (some plural) and "fuck", two of "hell", and one of "piss".

Seriously, if I knew the things I know now two months ago, I'd have done Gleipnir over Appare-Ranman! for my seasonal rating screencaps. But I guess I'm stuck with the latter. Such is life living by strange rules that only make sense to you.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DS (#1), TV-MAL (#2), TV-14DSV (#3), TV-14DLSV (#4), TV-14LV (#5), TV-MAS (#6), and TV-MAV (#7)

And as a little bonus, I made another schedule screencap for a certain iteration I posted in the Anime Watching thread, only with Gleipnir as the image series instead of Bakarina.

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Gungrave #16: Letter
Gungrave #17: Mika
Gungrave #18: Grave
Gungrave #19: Superior
Gungrave #20: Brother

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#16: Harry emptying an entire magazine of bullets into Big Daddy during the climax of the otherwise verbal confrontation took the top prize here. Profanities consisted of three uses of "bastard" and two of "hell".

#17: And this one had an Orgman punching the head off a policeman, Bunji shooting a Millennion mook who talks too much in the back of the head, and Maria getting fatally shot by a different group of mooks, the former having a blood splatter and the latter some ATF spillage.

#18: Being essentially a replay of the first episode with some extra footage, there wasn't a whole lot to go on about here. Just Grave shooting up some Orgmen, plus some flashbacks to Maria getting shot and the bloodied bodies of Jolis and Nathan from way back in episodes 2 and 3.

#19: Grave vs. the Orgmen on the lawn of one of Millennion's party mansions, and Grave vs. Superior!Bob following shortly after. And while there was no blood, Bob's arm was hanging by some flesh at one point, plus there were plenty of visible holes in him. So it counted. Profanities consisted of one use each of "asshole", "bastard", "bitch", and "hell".

#20. I felt I could get away with no violence subrating this time, with all the flashbacks limited to Grave shooting Orgmen, and present-day violence limited to exploding buildings, body-paralyzing paintball arounds being shot at three of Grave's limbs, Bunji getting punched in the face multiple times, and Anime Demarco narrowly avoiding getting shot for Toonami crimes. Profanities consisted of one use each of "jackshit" and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#16 and #19), TV-14V (#17 and #18), and TV-14L (#20)

Kengan Ashura #18: Oddities
Kengan Ashura #19: Volition

Kengan Ashura #20: Champions
Kengan Ashura #21: The Abyss

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#18: As bloody as the finisher of Hatsumi vs. Chiba was, some of the body horrors Hanafusa performed on himself that he showed off during his fight with Bando took the cake, but even they were topped by his fingers getting mangled bad enough to expose bone after stabbing Bando there, and his neck getting broken (non-fatally) during the exchange of final blows. Profanities consisted of one use each of "damn" and "hell".

#19: As part of a greater show that puts down TV Tropes' bold claim that Dumbbells isn't serious about encouraging body improvement and getting stronger through its characters, Kaneda manages to bleed quite a bit from a number of Kaolan's strikes, from the mouth at least twice and the nose once. He still did good, for all the blood he shed. Profanities consisted of just one "bastard".

#20: Holy shit, Kanoh vs. Okubo had a lot of impact-induced nosebleeds. At least the blood pool around Okubo after his KO and Ohma experiencing some blood loss from a one-hit defeat by Kanoh post-match helped spice things up. Profanities consisted of three uses of "hell", two of "goddamn", and one of regular "damn".

#21: Akoya vs. Cosmo had some pretty intense moments, including Akoya slicing Cosmo's forearm and cheek with his knuckle, the former digging his fingers into the latter's arms, and a bite to the leg to show that the brakes were off, all with notable blood. We even got a brief flash of the sketchy flashback scene from episode 9 where he assassinated those yakuza in that unique way, but since it went by quick, I thought it would be better to leave it be. Profanities consisted of five variations of "damn", four uses of "hell", two uses of "bullshit", and one of "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#18), TV-14V (#19), and TV-14LV (#20 and #21)

Run with the Wind #20: Even If I Break

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Nothing special, just two uses of "damn" and some beers on the table at Shindo's family's Hakone Ekiden watch party.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

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My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #2: A Prince Challenged Me to a Fight...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #3: I Met a Beautiful Brother and Sister...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #4: I Enrolled in the Magic Academy...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #5: I Visited the Heroine's Parents' House...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #6: I Had Fun Over Summer Vacation...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #7: I Entered a Dangerous Dungeon...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #8: I Became Engulfed by Desire...

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Expect these ones to fly by quickly.

#2: Alan accuses Catarina of seducing Mary, with the implication of presumed girl-on-girl affection.

#3: Geordo flirts with Catarina during their portion of the post-timeskip dance roulette, with such lines as "With you like this, I could easily take you at any time" and "but someday, I will help myself to all of you".

#4: Catarina describes "hitting on" a girl as talking her into "doing immortal things", while the Fortune Lover version of Keith playfully tells Maria to "have some fun with [him]" if she wants her hankerchief back. Profanity consists of one use of "hell".

#5: Some village girls call Maria a "noble's illegitimate child"...

#6: ...and some of Keith's childhood bullies call him a "mistress's child" in his nightmare. (And one use of "crap".)

#7: Here we have the simple PG set of Catarina's former self dying offscreen, and her friend Acchan (who may or may not actually be Sophia) attending the funeral.

#8: With the plot of this episode being all about most of the cast living out their inner fantasies with Catarina, there was bound to be some innuendo on Geordo's end, fulfilled with such subtle claims as "you'll be alone with me until morning" and "it makes me want to make you even more uncomfortable". Sophia kabedon-ing Catarina in her family library and almost confessing to her was a bonus, as was Mary realizing she and Maria (the only ones not trapped in the cursed book) had to let everyone "do all kinds of things to Catarina" in order to free them from said book.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGD (#2, #3, #4, and #8) and TV-PG (#5, #6, and #7)

BONUS: EPISODE 1 DUB

Out of curiosity (and the fact that I haven't seen any dubbed versions of my subbed seasonal shows in a while), I thought I'd give the first episode of Bakarina a look in spoken English. It was actually pretty good; standard stilted delivery issues, but I've gotten used to that in my dubs. I'm most impressed at Bryce Papenbrook actually managing to come up with a fitting deeper-register voice for Alan over anything, really. No real changes in rating, but two uses of the phrase "suck(s)" may have pushed it up to TV-PGDLV back in the days where I took "sucks" more seriously as a curse.

The Qwaser of Stigmata #4: The Queen and I

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SEXUAL CONTENT LISTING: Katja bares her crotch to Hana in a recap of last episode, but covers it up before Hana can actually kiss it. Katja uses her doll to tear open Hana's top and then sucks her breasts for a Soma power boost. Mafuyu imagines Sasha sucking on Teresa's tits with the latter wearing a front-hook bra for easier access. The group of random pornographers tickle-torture Teresa while pinching at Tomo's nipple with one of those claw-grabber thingies I used to have when I was a kid. Sasha actually does suck on Teresa for a Soma boost (with leaking milk) during the battle with Katja. Katja teasing Hana by pinching both her nipples. And, of course, the infamous "Hana eats out Katja's pussy" scene.

OBLIGATORY BLOODY VIOLENCE: One of the Adepts kills and crucifies the store clerk in league with the pornographers, the act off-screen but plenty of blood visible in the aftermath.

PROFANITY TALLY: Four uses of "bitch", two each of "bastard" and "hell", and one of "piss".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Appleseed OVA

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As mentioned in the standard anime watching thread, I rewatched this OVA from the SyFy Ani-Mondays era (rated TV-14LV) so I could have something of substance to write about in my collection of Word documents describing my thoughts on each of the anime I've been/am/deciding to log ratings for. So for this one, I'm just listing out the profanities.

Twenty uses of "fuck" and its variations, thirteen uses of "shit" and its variations, seven of "bastard", five of "hell", three each of "asshole", "bitch", and "goddamn", two each of "ass", "damn", and "piss", and one each of "friggin'" and "cocksucker".

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #5: Shiver of Discord

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There was no blood at all this episode, but despite that, the fact that everyone on Hyatt's put-together team got shot with live ammo during a training exercise designed to be as close to the real thing as possible (even they were surprised at how realistic it all was), I felt it was too much to keep it as just moderate violence. Sole profanity was a single "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #4: Innocent... Student Council President Election (Queen Maker)

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This one actually could've gotten away with a TV-G, or maybe even a TV-Y7FV... if not for the brief nudity on Rikka, Nibutani, Kumin and Dekomori in the ending credits animation.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

Gleipnir #8: Shadows in Memory
Gleipnir #9: Staked Claims
Gleipnir #10: Beautiful Flower

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#8: This one had a little bit of everything. Dialogue, in the form of Yota calling Sayaka a "total lesbo" and saying Aihara's invisibility power would be good for doing "all kinds of naughty stuff"; nudity, featured through multiple actual and metaphorical nude scenes for Yoshioka, plus a nude Clair and semi-nude Elena; profanity, with a single use of "shithead"; and blood/violence, with yet another flashback to Hikawa's death and the giant green dude's corpse. Ultimately, it was the featureless nudity (and maybe Clair putting her hand on her crotch while describing Yoshioka piloting Shuichi's fursuit form) that pushed it over.

#9: Morita, one of Madoka's goons, grabs a hold of Sayaka and gropes her breasts because that's what obvious villains do. (Don't worry, Demarco, it was "over-the-bikini" groping.) And then Yota breaks his wrists and pummels him in the face to the point of knocking his jaw off, with decent levels of blood resulting. Profanities include four uses of "shit", three of "hell", and one each of "fucking" and "asshole".

#10: A flashback to Yota crushing Morita's wrists, and Ikeuchi stupidly activating the self-decapitator Sayaka placed around his neck in an attempt at defecting. Profanities include seven uses of "hell", three of "shit" (two as "shitheads"), and one each of "bastard" and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#8), TV-14LSV (#9), TV-14LV (#10)

And here's another Rating Schedule Iteration image I made, this time using a vector of the old ACTN logo from 2005 I found on DeviantArt.

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Kengan Ashura #22: Deathmatch
Kengan Ashura #23: The Devil

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#22: Akoya bites off a piece of Cosmo's leg and chews on it, much to the revulsion of the commentators. He also jabs his thumb into Cosmo's side to break multiple ribs. In one of many paybacks during the turnaround, Cosmo kicks Akoya in the eye to blind him with his blood, but it's unclear whose it is and if it was a result or mere residue. There's also a representative shot of a samurai being sliced down in a duel. DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: "He was aiming for the testicles." t. Akoya commenting on an attack Cosmo attempted but failed to connect with. PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "dammit" and "frickin'".

#23: Oma vs. Raian, part 1, had quite a bit of blood splatters from all the punches, kicks, and ground slams. Special note goes to a representative shot of the Kure clan's strength by showing a member no-selling a slice to the chest then standing atop a pile of bloodied bodies, a number of which are impaled, while gripping the neck of his clearly dead adversary. DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: "I will say that nutshot did some work, though." t. Raian commenting on an attack Oma attempted and connected with. PROFANITY TALLY: Four ass-words (including "dumbass", three uses of "damn" and "shit" (at least one as "bullshit"), and one of "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (#22), TV-14LV (#23)

Run with the Wind #21: Goodbye, Beautiful World

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Yuki ends up running so fast on his section that by the time he stops, his feet are bleeding into his sneakers. Profanity includes eight uses of "damn", seven of which are saved for the last several seconds before the ED.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGL

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Mobile Suit Gundam #3: Vote to Attack

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Plenty more mech-on-mech violence in the second skirmish between Amuro and the Zekes, but special mention goes to Ryu's fighter craft shooting a turret operator away in one scene, and killing a Zeon soldier bloodlessly in another. The fact that there were no bullet wounds despite the obvious death allowed it to stay as moderate violence.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV (Again?)

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #9: Things Got Crazy at a Slumber Party...
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #10: The Moment of My Doom Arrived... Part 1
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #11: The Moment of My Doom Arrived... Part 2

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#9: Either a couple shots of Anne's scar from when her house burned down or the maid's acknowledgement of Mary being in lesbians with Catarina.

#10: Mentions of death, namely the assumed threat of Catarina being killed as part of her "doom ending" and the actual threat of Sirius plotting the deaths of Catarina and her friends.

#11: One use of "crap", and a brief spot of blood on young Keith's cheek in the flashback to another flashback from episode 1.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (all three)

The Qwaser of Stigmata #5: White Lilies of the Battlefield

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SEXUAL CONTENT LISTING: Teresa's nightmare features Wilma, a nun from the convent where she lived before coming to St. Mikhailov, getting stripped naked and molested by black butterflies and their apparent master. Katja uses a breast pump to forcibly milk Hana of her soma. Katja later lifts up Hana's skirt to remark on her lack of underwear, teases her crotch with a touch and licks her fingers clean, and says she'll pleasure her while their classmates inadvertently listen in. (She probably actually did it, too.) The nuns from Teresa's old convent, Wilma included, get stripped during Croa's attack, but aren't molested any before getting killed by chlorine gas. ("It's funny because it's poisonous!" 🐙) Present-day Croa gropes and exposes Tomo's breast, but doesn't get around to licking it. Sasha gets a soma boost from Teresa with the usual sucking.

OBLIGATORY BLOODY VIOLENCE: Croa spits up blood after getting kicked by Teresa, then gets sliced in two by Sasha with all blood brief and silhouetted out.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #5: The Illusive... Siesta Labyrinth
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #6: Hesitant... Tsukushi Island Tour (Tsukushino Island Travelling)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #7: Volcano Triangle (Passing... Heart Pattern)

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#5: Nibutani assumes Rikka's moaning during the club's practice for the napping competition is lewd, with Dekomori bringing up "wicked and indecent thoughts" to the former, though I can't remember if those thoughts were Nibutani's or Rikka's. Profanity consisted of one use of "freaking".

#6: The dialogue here, meanwhile, was very subtle. At the least, it was the unspoken implications surrounding a failed attempt by Isshiki and some other boys trying to sneak into the women's bath. At the most, there were some of said boys asking Yuuta "how far he's gotten" with Rikka, and the implications surrounding whether or not they took the next step. It's unclear whether it was kissing or sex, but hey, it pays to be safe.

#7: Just a single utterance of "freakin'".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGD (eps 5 and 6), TV-PG (ep 7)

Cinderella Boy #8: Angel of El Dorado
Cinderella Boy #9: Bouquet for a Fallen Angel

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#8: This two-parter starts off with Amano, former bodyguard to Rella's family, shooting a man in the chest, then leaving behind some blood on the Shirayuki clan residence's keypad, and a trail that leads Rella right to him. Non-violencewise, there was also one of the Koroshione Clan's hitmen referring to Wendy (from Club Papillon) as "the mister-sister in the gay bar", which pretty much confirms that they're either trans or just a crossdresser with an oddly feminine appearance and voice. Profanity consisted of two uses of "dammit" and one of "S.O.B."

#9: The violence in the second half of this mini-arc, meanwhile, was on the slightly greater side, from after-the-fact moments like the flashback shot of the dead Koroshione boss and the bloodstain on Amano's shoulder, to more in-the-moment events like Rella's mom and the man who killed her getting shot in a flashback, multiple Koroshione goons getting shot down by Amano, and Carlos fatally shooting Amano in the back, with all the blood being saved for after he expires. Oh, and there was a Rella shower scene, but locks of her hair were covering her breasts for easy censorship purposes. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell", two "ass" words ("dumbass" and "jackass"), and one use each of "bastard", "damn", and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (ep 8), TV-14V (ep 9)

Gleipnir #11: The Price of Resolve
Gleipnir #12: Where the Promise Was Made
Gleipnir #13: We Two Are One

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#11: Despite the brief presence of mild innuendo - Aihara offering to lay with Sayaka by using the convenience store clerk lingo "heat this up", and Clair suggesting she and Shuichi "fool around" after a possible movie watch - Gleipnir finally managed to achieve best rating through two scenes: Shuichi shooting Taguchi, the blind swordsman of Madoka's group, in the back, and Kaito using Honoka's "spirit" to behead a bunch of enemy Gatherers who made it to the crash site with a broadsword. The latter definitely had enough blood for it. Profanity consisted of a single use of "ass".

#12: This one didn't have nearly as much onscreen violence, though the scene where Kaito strangles Honoka, having taken the form of Aiko, to death with a rope certainly wasn't PG level, what with the lack of sound emphasizing the pained response. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell", two written-only uses of "bitch", and one each of "pisses" and "damn".

#13: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Elena strikes Shuichi hard enough to cause his fursuit form - and Clair inside him - to bleed, and some bloody effects from Shuichi shooting a physical and multiple mental Honoka apparitions. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Shuichi rips open Clair's shirt in a seemingly instinctive frenzy, but doesn't do anything beyond that even after her sad acceptance of him doing whatever he wants with her like that, followed by multiple metaphorical nude shots of Clair and one of Elena. DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: Aihara calls Clair a "fucking slut". Other profanities consisted of two uses of "damn" and one of "bitch".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (ep 11), TV-14 (ep 12), TV-14LSV (ep 13)

Gungrave #21: Duty
Gungrave #22: Remorse

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#21: The most violent scene in the episode by far, despite most of the impacts taking place just off-screen, was Gary and Widge's deaths at the hands of Lee, which involved impalement and blood graffiti. More minor moments included Dr. T's contact getting shot by Millennion blacksuits and Bunji spitting blood in the face of a bouncer denying him access to the club. Profanity included three uses of "hell", two of "damn", and one of "asshole".

#22: Grave vs. Lee was the violence highlight of this episode, with the former getting impaled by the latter's leg-blade at the start, several smaller curved blades he dishes out in his Superior mode getting stuck in him - with one managing to mortally wound Dr. T while no one was looking - and the latter's back-blade stabbing right through Grave's hand, with small but notable amounts of blood. Dr. T's final moments especially, since he was bleeding pretty heavily from his wound without it going to needlessly graphic levels. Honorable mentions in blood-letting go to Lee grazing Mika's cheek with his natural blade in one instance, and poking at her throat with it in another. Profanity consisted of two uses of "bastard" (at least one of which was plural), and one each of "damn" and "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (both)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #1: Strawberry Episode

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That's right, I'm doing these for live-action now. Thought it'd be a different change of pace.

As with most premiere episodes of network TV hour dramas worthy of a "viewer discretion advised" warning, this episode had plenty for a TV-14DLSV. Seriously, it had everything. Profanity, brief nudity, women getting strangled, one of them getting their ear cut off, a guy punching a Doberman to death, that same guy getting his ass beat by a gang leader to the point of dripping blood from his nose, references to underage sex at a massage parlor (it was /ss/, thankfully), the gang leader's dad asking the MC if he has pubes yet and in literally the next line telling him to wash his dick well before getting in the bath or else, a policeman groping a rape/attempted murder victim's tits, and a detective punching someone in the face while checking the time on his watch. But out of all that, it was Shun's drawings that tipped the scales over from "Family Guy at its worst" to "series premiere of Brooklyn South". Pretty much all of them were of dead women, and the one that was just a head was the least objectionable, if you can believe it. The ones that still had their bodies - or in one case, was just their body - were nude, with drawn nipples and undetailed crotches. One of the one's I remember having nipples had a snake going through her body - out the mouth at one end, poking through a tear in the chest at the other - and another was given a "Brazilian smile" (mouth sliced from ear-to-ear). Nasty stuff, even for drawings, so I think my decision to play the TV-mature card was pretty well-justified.

Specific profanities include nine "ass" words - six uses of "ass" and three of "dumbass" - seven uses of "crap", six of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch"), five variations of "fuck" (two as "fucker", one of those pluralized), five uses of "hell', three uses each of "shit", "assholes" (one plural), "piss" (two as "pissed", one as "pissing"), and "sucks", and two of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

And here are some screencaps I made for it, complete with the fansubbers' watermark and fansubs whose quality comes out poor no matter whether or not you press pause before taking the base picture.

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[i'm lovin' it]

Kengan Ashura #24: Father

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As one might expect, there was plenty of blood present in the tonally fitting finale fight that was Oma vs. Raian, with lots of in-the-moment blood spatters and after-the-fact streaks across both fighters' bodies as the combat reached its limit. There was also a scene of Karura getting naked as part of her way of celebrating Oma's victory - that is, tracking him down and having him breed her right then and there - but nothing was really scene, with the most being some very brief from-the-front sideboob. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell", and one each of "bastard", "dammit", "damn", and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! #12: The Final Event Has Begun...

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Leave it to the final episode of Bakarina to make the ratings interesting again after several episodes of aggressive flirting at the worst. Sirius/Raphael's backstory had a fair amount of violence to it, between his mother getting stabbed to enact the dark magic ritual, and the guy who stabbed her getting stabbed himself, both with moderate amounts of blood. Profanity consisted of a single use of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

BONUS IMAGES

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Three rating schedule iteration caps this time. First is one featuring a particularly beautiful-looking shot from Chunibyo...

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Next is a shot from the Kengan finale worthy of being a Toonami Faithful trending rundown header image...

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And lastly, IWGP playin' it simple (and dropping a hint at another upcoming watch...)

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Flowers of Evil #11: Episode 11

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It's strange that after so many episodes of s-bombs, perversion, and unwanted male nudity, this is perhaps Aku no Hana's tamest effort yet. With three uses of "pervert", one of which was from the next episode preview, and ineffectual minor character Kojima commenting on the size of Saeki's tits, it was easy to rate this episode the way I did. And not even a single profanity to be found, despite Nakamura having presence!

FINAL RATING: TV-14D

Appare-Ranman! #4: Let it Go
Appare-Ranman! #5: The Eve, and...

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These two were also pretty easy, all thanks to a little thing I like to call "fifteened subtitles". The former of the pair had three uses of "shit" - with Kosame actually being reprimanded by Sophia for his sole use - while the latter had just one from Dylan, with the honorable mention of Crazy TJ calling him a "closet pervert". Other profanities included two uses each of "ass" and "hell" for #4, and two each of "damn" and "hell" for #5.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (both)

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AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #6: The Appearing and Disappearing Victory Song
AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #7: Soundless Yell

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#6: Violence here was once again mild but assuredly fatal, with the PLP shooting at and destroying several of the manned ships sent out to stop Solomon, and several more before being shot at by the hacked decoy ships. Profanity included two uses of "damn".

#7: In an admitted over-rate, we had brief explosions on both the satellite military base (from the PLP) and the planet Tosca (from a PDB missile), as well as two possible innuendos: Culten telling an on-edge Amanda (Solomon's second-in-command) that he'll "make things interesting" for her while groping the air with both hands, and Nelson expressing a rather elated (and maybe aroused?) reaction to the explosive results of a homemade bomb, complete with tongue sticking out for a brief moment. Profanity was just one use of "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGV (#6), TV-PGDV (#7)

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #8: The False... Spiritual Virgin (Mori Summer)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #9: Ultimate Mystery... on the Shore (Resort Last Resort)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #10: Gauntlet of Rain (A Midsummer Night's... Rain and Whip)

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Episode 8 of Heart Throb is perhaps the most curiously rated of the Chunibyo episodes since the start of season 1 (when Touka whacking people with her trusty ladle counted as moderate violence), namely in how it ties into a theme that KyoAni, while playing it for laughs, draws attention to. Namely, the idea that chuunibyou can be taken advantage of for the purpose of preying on underage targets, like the culmination of the relationship between "Morisummer" and Dekomori. By the midpoint of the episode's second act, it's undoubtedly clear that Morisummer has a one-sided romantic crush on Dekomori, to the point of trying to "purify" her. While the most she gets in her molestation is a Haruhi-style ear nipping, there's still an air of seriousness to it, between Kumin's uncomfortability around Morisummer long before the happening takes place, and Dekomori being so not into it that she's desperate enough to call out to Nibutani - the fake Morisummer, in her eyes - to save her. (The fact that Morisummer's chuuniverse mode has a tentacle attack doesn't really help.) In the day and age content this technically safe could be viewed in, you can never be too careful.

Comparatively, the other episodes were much tamer. Even with episode 9 having a shoulders-up topless Shichimiya and the pun of "stripping off 30%" from an order, and episode 10 featuring Shichimiya's top almost falling off.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#8), TV-PG (#9 and #10)

Gungrave #23: Daughter
Gungrave #24: Last Bullet

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#23: Harry's top Orgmen soldier kills multiple Millennion executives bold enough to disagree with his way of running the organization, with only mild blood; and Grave takes out Bear with anti-Superior bullets, producing no blood but a hole in the latter's forehead. Profanity was just one use of "hell".

#24: Grave shoots multiple Orgmen while raiding the Necrolyzation facility. The Overkills shoot Harry's butler in the back. The Overkills get in a shootout with enemy executives, resulting in multiple deaths by gunshot wounds and exploding cars. Grave shoots off Bunji's hand, only for it to grow back like he's a freaking regenerative man of clay. All that, and the only blood this episode came from the after-effects of Sherry taking a fatal bullet wound meant for Harry. Oddly enough, no profanity.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (both)

UNPOPULAR OPINION THEATRE: I'm honestly disappointed that someone as old-fashioned as Bear had to go down the route of Superiorization - a move that screamed "game advertisement", I'm sure - even though it doesn't detract from my overall score on the series. Meanwhile, Bunji, I believe, didn't get Superiorized. That's the implication, but we never hear it outright said that he was undergoing or had been Superiorized. Also, his powers took a major backseat to gun violence while fighting Grave, and it's odd that after his "death", his clothes disappeared with him, which doesn't happen when Superiors shatter. I believe Bunji's still wandering around alive somewhere - a subtle advertisement for his Necrolyzation in future Gungrave games - and we just don't know that because Tsuru wants us to believe he's dead.

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #2: Carrot Episode
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #3: Mandarin Orange Episode

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#2: Suggestive dialogue included a drunken salaryman asking Shun to draw him so his dick "looks longer than it is"; Chiaki mentions her employment at a sex-related shop, some gyaru at the stand selling Rika memorial shirts saying she was "selling her body", and Su-chan admitting that chewing Rika's used gum made his penis stiff. Intense violence included a laceration around the neck of one of the Strangler's victims, and Takashi slicing through the Strangler's nostrils as an interrogation tactic (and mentioning the cop from Bakabon in the process). The sexual content was a bit of a gray area, with a woman looking like she was going down on her date's crotch in the "couple kissa" cafe Makoto and Hikaru were staking out from inside, but with the POV being from behind the man's back and the woman's head not going down low enough, I decided to leave it as 14-level sexual content. Profanities included nine uses of "bitch" (four as "son of a bitch"), eight variations of "fuck" (three as "motherfucker"), four of "asshole" (one plural), four of "hell", and one each of "jackass", "goddamn", "sucks", and "Jesus".

#3: Even with early-on moments like Shun sketching another dead girl (this time the upper part of a torso with exposed nipples), the culprit of the week in his Bones-style first act cameo slicing the leg of a homeless man with prominent bloody results, and the photo album of the men "Princess" Mao has slept with - several of them being S&M scenarios - everything else besides the obligatory profanity count went out the window the moment we were introduced to the B-plot of Yokoyama, Yoshioka and Hamaguchi investigating the distribution of hardcore porn VHS tapes (y'know, 2000) by watching rape videos of varying legitimacy. The first one caught the end of the fictitious (as "confirmed" by Hamaguchi) rape, with the creepy shirtless guy on top of the sobbing equally shirtless girl; and the second, while still in the "pre-game assault" phase, was identified as being a legitimate rape (also by Hamaguchi, natch). The tape of Mao's assault seen near the end was devoid of nudity or penetration (y'know, broadcast TV), but still had that rapey feel. Long story short, if two minutes cut from SAO's most infamous sexual assault episode still gets you a TV-MAS minimum, regardless of whether or not Demarco thinks it's sexual content, then this episode at its most uncut should get the same minimum. Profanities included seven uses of "fuck" (one as "motherfucker"), four of "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch"), two each of "pissed" and "hell", and one each of "bullshit", "asshole", "goddamn", "damn", "crap", and "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DLSV (#2), TV-MAS (#3)

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Run with the Wind #22: Embrace Your Loneliness

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Seven recapped uses of "damn" and one all-new use of "pissed", all from King.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGL

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Mayo Chiki! #1: The End of the Earth
Mayo Chiki! #2: I Fell in Love!

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#1: This was about what I estimated this episode as being back when I test-watched it in its far-off premiere year of 2011, give or take an L. Dialogue ran across a wide range, including six uses of "pervert", Kinjiro's guy friend asking if he's into guys, him also bringing up their habit of sharing porn with one another, Kinjiro complaining to Subaru she needs to bind her breasts more, and preview dialogue mentioning "perverted things" and "perverted play". Sexual content all comes down to that scene where Kinjirou falls on top of Subaru only to somehow undo her top and breast wrappings and cop a feel (with three reflexive squeezes), though Subaru being caught in the school bathroom with her panties down and Kinjirou walking in on her naked in his bathroom are also worthy of mention on the nudity front. The winner of the "sexual gesture" award, meanwhile, goes to Kanade moving her hand to Kinjirou's crotch, suggesting sexual activity but telling him it'd be "castration". Profanity included four uses of "damn" and two of "hell".

#2: Much like IWGP J-Drama 3, Kanade's family cook Kosame groping Subaru's tits from behind and exclaiming that she's a "high-class gourmet of tiny breasts and little sister figures" was quickly outshone as the most objectionable piece of content this episode by the imaginationland possibilites of Kinjirou using one of Kanade's "butler tickets" on Subaru. Subaru licking liquid honey off her topless breasts, wearing a catgirl/schoolgirl cosplay while Kinjirou's head is under her skirt, and offering to "lick it" as she's kneeling before him were the most suggestive of the bunch, with quick flashes back to those three plus the included others - one of which was Subaru in a dominatrix outfit 😘 - sealing the deal so I could enjoy the rest of the episode in earnest. Err, minus Kinjirou's mother abusing him in chibi mode, that is. Profanity included one use each of "bastard" and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DS (#1), TV-MA (#2)

Mobile Suit Gundam #4: Escape from Luna II

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In somewhat of a balance for the latter AWOL, the violence in this first Gundam in months was downplayed. And for decent reason, as it amounted to Zeon soldiers shooting some Luna II guards at a distance far enough that no sound but the BGM could be heard, the RX-78 offscreening one of Char's back-up Zakus, and the other back-up getting blasted by the Guncannon.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

The Qwaser of Stigmata #6: Imperial Princess in the Making (a.k.a. The Queen's Egg)

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SEXUAL CONTENT RUNDOWN: Mafuyu tries getting Tomo's breasts to fit in a too-small bra, initially framed as if she's either milking her breasts or fucking her with either a strap-on or futanari dick. Hana bound and gagged in a bathroom stall and then tickle-tortured by Katja's copper doll. Miyuri stripping for the Russian soldiers with her arm over her breast. Katja bridging the gap between it and the obligatory Qwaser asskicking by going onstage and drinking Miyuri's some from her tits. (No milk, but a decent amount of loli-mouth-to-teen-nipple action.) And, of course, nipples.

OBLIGATORY VIOLENCE: Katja's copper doll tears apart most of the Russian soldiers, with the carnage and any possible blood obscured in silhouette.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "bastard" (one plural), and one each of "pisses", "ass", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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BONUS IMAGES

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Two this time. First, one of my rating schedule iterations as portrayed through a Mayo Chiki! screen...

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...and second, a censored version of the Qwaser/12 oz. Mouse crossover image I posted in the Nice Picture thread, with some [ahem] appropriate censor marks.

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[the imperial princess cruiser knows]

 

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LAST MONTH IN ANIME I WATCHED...

Flowers of Evil #12: Episode 12
Flowers of Evil #13: Episode 13

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#12: Profanity consisted of two uses of "shit" (one as "shit-face"), repeated in the OP-animation preview, and one written use in the form of "Keep out, shit-faces!" scrawled across Nakamura's bedroom door. Honorable mention goes to one use of the word "pervert" in Kasuga's essay.

#13: Profanity consisted of eight uses of "shit" - one as "dipshit", one as "piece of shit", and six as "shit-face", four of which were plural - and one use each of "hell", "damn", and "crap". There's also a brief shot of a girl - Nakamura, maybe? - leaking blood from under her skirt as part of the "season 2 never" flash-forward montage.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#12), TV-MAL (#13)

Appare-Ranman! #6: I am Gil!
Appare-Ranman! #7: FAKE
Appare-Ranman! #8: HEAVY RAIN
Appare-Ranman! #9: short break

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#6: In an unprecedented move, we had six drops of the S-bomb; three from Kosame, and one each from Chase, Al and Appare. Dang, FUNimation, cool it with the fifteened subtitles! Other profanities were two uses of "hell" and one of "damn".

#7: There's another flashback to Kosame's mother getting killed, this time with a shot of her body, slowly growing pool of blood included; during the climax of the episode, Hototo takes a rock to the head, with some brief bloody results; and the next episode preview shows the bloodied bodies of the no-name racers. Profanity consisted of two uses of "shit", two of "damn" (one as "dammit"), and one of "ass".

#8: Beyond the flashback to Kosame's mom getting killed and some further in-color shots of the dead no-name racers (with Richard bleeding down the side of his face), the biggest moment of violence was Kosame's takedown of Gil's henchman - the man who killed Hototo's dad - by way of slicing across his chest, with a bloody splash as the result. His hypothetical flashback where his present self takes down his mom's assassin is also fairly bloody, despite a lack of onscreen wounds. Profanity consisted of five uses of "damn" (one as "dammit"), two of "shit" (one plural), and one of "suck".

#9: Just the flashback to Kosame taking down Gil's henchman, nude Kosame and Appare at the clothing-required hot spring, and the sole uses of "damn" and "asses" that made up the profanity for this episode.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAL (#6), TV-14LV (#7 and #8), TV-PGV (#9)

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AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #8: Noise of a Chance of Success

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While Zack bleeding from his leg as the result of some internal spacecraft damage stood out among the PLP laser blasts and enemy shipfire from Solomon's army, the winner was Bishop dropping the series' first S-bomb. Other profanity consisted of two uses of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #11: Blue Moon Ragnarok (Final Battle of... the Blue Moon)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #12: Twilight of... Advanced Contract (Higher Engage)
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb #13: Playback of... The Wicked Eye's Apocalypse (The Rikka Wars)

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#11: A couple death references; first one of the occasional dub inclusions of Dekomori's "death" verbal tic from the original Japanese, and then Yuuta telling Shichimiya she could've died while standing on her inflatable raft down by the river.

#12: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Kannagi and Dekomori assume Yuuta and Rikka did it over summer break, with Dekomori claiming Yuuta "defiled" Rikka. Following that are her assumptions that the "Superior Contract" involves sex and not just further stuff between first and second base. Dekomori tells Nibutani not to be "so vulgar" when she tells Yuuta and Rikka to let them (plus Kumin and Shichimiya) watch them "do it" (by which she means kissing). And the less said about Chihiro's homosexual attraction to Isshiki (the new spokesboy for Black Lives Matter), the better. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Nudity in the bathhouse, including Rikka's sideboob being briefly visible while Nibutani and Kumin compare her "size" to Dekomori's. PROFANITY COUNT: Just one use of "sucks".

#13: This OVA's first act centers around the mystery of what contents comprise the flash drive Isshiki slipped Yuuta. Though it turns out to be images of a retired model, all the girls in the Magical Napping Society assume it's something indecent, even called "smut" at one point. Rikka even reacts to the images with a "Boobies!" and by calling Yuuta a "dirty little filthy pervert". Profanity consisted of one use of "bullcrap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (#11), TV-PGDS (#12), TV-PGD (#13)

Cinderella Boy #10: Lying Red Riding Hood and the True Wolf
Cinderella Boy #11: The Missing Wizard

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#10: Profanity was the key factor here. The biggest was one use of "assholes", delivered by Wendy in reference to the bumbling criminal duo of the episode. Others included six uses of "dammit" and one each of "dumbass" and "crap".

#11: There's a brief flash of topless Rella from when she and Ranma were on Dr. Grimm's operating tables back in episode 1, but there wasn't enough exposure for it to be considered a nude scene. Profanity consisted of three uses of "dammit", two of "shit", and one of "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (both)

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #1: I came, I saw, I sponsored
The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #2: Love does much, money does everything

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#1: Profanity consisted of one use each of "prick" and "bastard", five uses of "damn", and nine of "hell". Beyond that were a bloody violence fake-out - Kamei apparently gets shot but it's just a red paint bullet - and some porn pop-up audio from Kamei's computer.

#2: Kato sneaks into a drug party to swipe some evidence, and during his walk in, some suggestive poses can be briefly visible, including a man with his hands on a woman's breasts, and a woman with her hand over a man's crotch. Better safe than sorry, in this case. Profanity consisted of six uses of "hell", four of "damn", and one of "bastard".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#1), TV-PGLS (#2)

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Gungrave #25: Then
Gungrave #26: Twilight of the Destroyers

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#25: Multiple Millennion goons shoot and kill the last of Harry's Orgmen, with some after-the-fact splatter of their blood present on some flowers. There are also some flashbacks Harry has of him killing Brandon (and Brandon killing Sid), both with bloody results. Profanity consisted of four uses of "damn" (one as "dammit"), three of "hell", and one each of "shit", "bastards", and "freakin'".

#26: The shootout between Grave, Harry, and several of Millennion's goons results in a lot of bullets taken and blood shed, the latter most prominent with everyone but Grave. Harry gets it especially hard, getting shot in the side early on and multiple times in the chest, yet through all the bleeding, survives enough to have one last ambiguous close-range stand-off with Grave. Profanity consisted of one use of "bullshit", two of "son of a bitch", three of "hell", and one each of "bastard" and "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (both)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #4: Shiitake Mushroom Episode
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #5: GORILLA Episode
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #6: TBS Episode

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#4: This one was a tough call, treading the line between 14 and MA. You had a streaking scene, Doberman Yamai getting one of his fingers cut off with pliers offscreen, and simulated sex noises, plus the usual profanity. It could've easily been somewhere in the range of a high 14. But what tipped the scales for me personally after much deliberation was some dialogue between Makoto and Chiaki about the former's dick, namely in how it isn't "getting stiff" and how it could be broken. Such straightforward references to erections helped influence the final decision, even you must admit. Profanity consisted of thirteen uses of "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch"), five uses of "fuck" (one as "motherfucker"), three of "asshole", two each of "dick" and "crap", and one each of "shitting",  "piss", "jackass", and "hell".

#5: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Though never confirmed as the exact phrase, it's made very clear that episode-specific character Sho is a trans man. When catching up with Makoto, Sho reveals that he still has no dick but he had chest surgery so he has no boobs. In regards to the peeping tom site he's in charge of, he asks Makoto if he "got stiff" and if he's "impotent". One of Gomi-san's (the stalker's) messages to Asumi is the possible innuendo of, "Why don't you realize how precious it is until you lose it?" Gomi-san asks Asumi in person to show him "more of your boobs". While posing as Makoto's girlfriend, Asumi claims to "have sex all day long" with him. She also calls Gomi-san a pervert. Makoto uses the word "dyke" twice in reference to Sho, though in reference to what others may call him. Sho tells Makoto to "touch" the hostesses at the club he takes him to. Ritsuko claims to the new hire at the fruit shop that Makoto is impotent. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: While checking out the peeping tom site, Makoto gets shirtless, grabs a tissue box, and pulls down his pants, claiming to "get ready just in case"; he's interrupted before he can make good on that masturbatory intent. The aforementioned hostess club has a "Gorilla Gorilla" event where, whenever someone buys you a bottle of brandy, a bunch of hostesses with gorilla masks resting atop their heads mob you with their breasts in your face while saying a nonsense chant; this happens to Makoto twice. :D INTENSE VIOLENCE: Gomi-san leaves a bunch of bloody pigeon corpses and body parts littered around various protagonist locales: Makoto's car, Shun's bedroom, the trash bin at Radio Boy's convenience store, and all over the fruit shop. The confrontation between him and Sho at Asumi's apartment has the most violence: him hitting his head on a table, getting whacked in the head with a golf club by Sho, him strangling Sho before Asumi gets a shot at his head with the club, and him getting beaten off-screen with a crowbar by Sho, the screams audible enough to suggest brutality (and to convince Yokoyama to bring him into the station). PROFANITY COUNT: Six uses of "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch"), five of "fuck", four each of "ass" and "asshole", three of "shit" (two as "bullshit"), two each of "crap" and "goddamn", and one each of "bastard" and "hell".

#6: This one also could've been a TV-14 level episode. With plenty of violence both slapstick (Takashi whacking Hamaguchi in the head with his own nightstick) and serious (the Tada Clan leader beating his son Erito severely with some sort of crystal ashtray offscreen and the very bloody results), plus the profanity tally at the end, it could've passed. But what tipped the scales was one scene that had nothing to do with the "Makoto tries to save the autistic boy he just befriended" plotline and its many branches: Hamaguchi quietly reading aloud from an erotic novel to pass the time. What text is heard describes a man named Kankuro inserting his "Wild Black Stallion" into his lover Nami's "crevice", spread open, pushing up, getting wider... If that doesn't sound like a penis thrusting into a vagina, then you're a blinder idiot than whoever at Turner S&P looked at Asuna getting molested by a tentacle slug and decided, "Yep, this is TV-PGL material". Profanity consisted of five uses of "fuck", three uses each of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch") and "hell", two each of "ass", "crap", and "asshole", and one each of "bastards", "goddamn", and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#4 and #6), TV-14DLSV (#5)

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Run with the Wind #23: In the Wind

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Kakaeru and Haiji each get metaphorical nudes of themselves running, references are made to Haiji taking legal painkillers for his section of the Ekiden, and later he brings some booze with him to the 3-years-later team reunion.

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

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To commemorate the finale, here are some visual stats. I also made a schedule iteration screencap I'd have included in the bonus images, but I got the iteration number wrong, so nuts to that action.

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Mayo Chiki! #3: It is, Without a Doubt, In Bed
Mayo Chiki! #4: Don't Stare so Much...

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#3: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Subaru mentions Kinjirou grabbing her breast when telling him of her dad's reaction to the incident, and Kureha exclaims to Subaru that, thanks to Kanade's pathological liar tendencies, she thought Kinjirou had raped her. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Yet another flashback to the breast grope from episode 1, two squeezes. PROFANITY COUNT: Five variations of "damn", some of which were "dammit".

#4: This was a surprisingly tame one with a number of 14 sets. Kinjirou proclaims his excitement to spend his week (later adjusted to morning) alone with his "faithful partner"; actually ramen, but implied at first to be his dick. Subaru misinterprets Kinjirou telling her he's going to sleep as a "perverted request". Subaru's towel-covered breasts press up against Kinjirou's back with boingy sound effects. Subaru says "I don't think you should do perverted things" during one of the eyecatches. Finally, Kureha lets out a suggestive moan from Kanade's shoulder massage. Profanity consisted of two uses of "damn" and one of "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DS (#3), TV-14 (#4)

BONUS IMAGES

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A hypothetical promotional image and ACTN bump for Millionaire Detective, both images from episode 1...

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...a hypothetical ACTN bump for Appare-Ranman!, from episode 8...

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...and a cinegrid for Gungrave's final episode.

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Because saving this for later would ruin things.

Air #1: Breeze
Air #2: Town

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To pick up after Flowers of Evil, here's another series I previously put on indefinite hold and am resuming to finish now. Content was light, but nevertheless prominent. The debut episode's big piece of objectionable content was Michiru claiming that Yukito was a "pervert who likes kidnapping young girls for kicks" - Serena Varghese tried to warn us about Vic, but we didn't listen - while the second's are just a very brief partial nude shot of the Winged Maiden and two scenes with semi-purposeful prominence on Michiru's loli butt. My standards were a little skewed back in 2008, no doubt. No profanities for either.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14D (#1), TV-14 (#2)

Appare-Ranman! #10: The Bridge to Hell
Appare-Ranman! #11: Rain in the Dark Night
Appare-Ranman! #12: WE WILL STOP YOU!!

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#10: Oh boy, intense violence out the wazoo on this one, and it's the most intense yet, to match the real Gil finally entering the fray. Gil's henchmen (known as the Snakes) shoot a sheriff and his deputy on the TAWR business train, the token female Snake slits an engineer's throat while another male Snake stabs the other in the side, Gil shoots one of his own henchmen in the chest because he's just that evil, Gill shoots at Appare and grazes his cheek, and Kosame takes a bullet wound for Appare that leads to major blood loss, capping off the bloody results of all that came before. Mixed in there was a hilarious bit of suggestive dialogue, with TJ telling Gil to "go home and suck [his] mama's titties" for dropping out of the race. Profanity consisted of two uses each of "shit" and "bastard", and one each of "damn" and "dammit".

#11: This wound up being a literal toss-up - done by way of one of the presidential dollar coins I got as change from the district DOT break room vending machine - between a TV-14LV and a TV-MAL, based on how many times the word "shit" was uttered. One by Chase, one by TJ, and two by Seth. Three in the first act, one in the second. Twice as an expletive, twice as an improper noun. And with how Turner S&P's been giving MAL subratings to episodes of JoJo clocking in at under five shits per half hour, I concluded that maybe they're working on a "three shits per fifteen minutes" minimum as opposed to the "six shits per half hour minimum" I assumed they were. The coin was flipped, and with the results of both the "toss in the air and catch" method and "it only counts if it literally flips in midair and you catch" method being tails, a new standard for my personal ratings guidelines was set. Everything scheduled in 2019 onwards will be rated either TV-14L or TV-MAL based on the "three shits per fifteen minutes" minimum requirement. Other profanity consisted of four uses of "damn" (one as "dammit") and one of "ass".

#12: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Many of Gil's Snakes get incapacitated or outright killed by our protags as they raid Stone Hill - or as I like to call it, Ghost Town Hermann - with results ranging from bloody to not. And yet it's Gil's acts of violence that are most prominent, with him forcing one hostage to shoot another for his freedom, shooting that hostage in the back as he escapes, and filling his gunslinger goon (one of the more dangerous ones, mind you) with holes that are left unseen. I'd also throw in Chase seemingly getting shot in the chest with bloody results, but that was just a ruse, so tough luck. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: The female Snake teases Al by claiming that Sofia's "probably screaming [his] name while the men have their way" with her, which, while not as straightforward as TJ's remark from episode 10, is notable enough to get the subrating. Profanity consisted of five uses of "hell", two each of "shit" and "ass" (one as "dumbass"), and one each of "suck" and "bitch". Non-profanity tallies include two uses of "trump card" and one of "maggots".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DLV (#10 and #12), TV-MAL (#11)

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I like how caps #3 through #5 pretty much tell their own story.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me

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First movie for this thread, all right. Being a KyoAni wrap-up movie, there was far from an abundance of content, but there was enough to get on my radar. Some of this was dialogue, most notably an imagine spot where Nibutani and Dekomori are rumored to be "totally lesbians", but with the mostly context-free scene of Yuuta and Rikka in the lobby of a love hotel making a valiant effort. Sexual content was just some of Rika's butt being visible under the hem of a kid-sized nightgown, and Dekomori's head resting against Nibutani's breasts just enough for there to be a notable deformation in the boob meat. Profanity consisted of one use each of "sucks" and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGDS

Cinderella Boy #12: Who Has the Blue Bird?

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Everyone's favorite female-looking, female-sounding "mister-sister" Wendy was shown stuffing "her" bra with tomatoes (a TV-14 set by itself), right after wondering if she'd be able to seduce her "daddy" Son Taijin with her "luscious red fruit", one of which she later threw in the face of an enemy organization tank driver in frustration. Later, Dr. Grimm mentions wanting to "have fun with geishas" while hiding out in Japan. INTENSE VIOLENCE: Jackal shoots Ranma in the shoulder, causing a brief bloodstain as he's shot, and leading to a downwards trail as he sinks to the bottom of a nearby pool. Profanity consisted of five uses of "hell", three of "bastards", three of "damn" (one as "dammit"), two variations of "ass" ("dumbass" and "jackass"), and one use of "bitch".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLV

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #3: The sinews of war are infinite money

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Kato's "I fucked up and got demoted" flashback shows him shooting an attempted bank robber in the arm, and the teller who picked up his gun and almost used it herself in the chest, both with bloody results. Profanity consisted of three uses of "damn" and two of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

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Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #7: Youshichi Episode
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #8: Youhachi Episode

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#7: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Kyoichi bashes Radio Boy's head against a glass foodwarmer (for fried chicken) almost indiscriminately, resulting in bleeding from the latter's head that stains through the bandage he wears over the wound when he later asks Makoto for help. Later, Takashi stabs Kyoichi in the arm with a fork, drawing some blood. HONORABLE MENTIONS: The assumptions that Makoto was cheating on Hikaru with Kana were too mild to be considered 14-level dialogue, while the ABDL scenario Makoto walks in on - with minor yakuza boss Hasunuma as the little and Kana as the caretaker - was too WTF for me to even classify, so I'm leaving it as a 14 set. Profanity consisted of six variations of "fuck" (three of which were "motherfucker"), four uses of "goddamn", three of "shit" (one as "bullshit"), two each of "bitch", "bastard" and "ass", and one each of "asshole", "pissed", and "crap".

#8: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: The A-plot of this episode kicks off when a group of ganguros accuse Masa of impregnating their 15-year old friend - who he does admit to having sex with - and demanding he pay them cash for an abortion plus reparations for the number of times he screwed her (which was 14), so this was a gimme. Other bits include Makoto coming over to Chiaki's place of work with the intent of going home once he "gets hard", Hikaru claiming Makoto can't have sex with anybody if he can't have sex with her, one of the aforementioned ganguros saying she wants to fuck Makoto, Kana telling Makoto she doesn't want to "have sex with an angry guy", and Makoto questioning why he's hard after Kana kisses him mouth-to-mouth. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Not too much; consider this a compromise between Makoto making out with Kana and then hanging out in bed post-coitus, and Shun's sketch of Takashi done in the style of the Statue of David, exposed genitals and all. INTENSE VIOLENCE: Another balance, this time between moods. First, the ganguros fill Masa's mouth with rocks then punch him in the face, with bloody results. Second, a masked member of the G-Boys surreptitiously stabs Kana while walking past, leading to blood loss from the after-the-fact wound. Profanity consisted of fifteen variations of "fuck" (three of them as "fucked", and four as "motherfucker"), two variations of "shit" (one as "bullshit"), two variations of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch"), four variations of "piss" (two as "pisses" and one as "pissed"), three uses of "crap", two each of "asshole", "goddamn", and "ass", and one of "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#7), TV-14DLSV (#8)

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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #1: NO NOISE NO LIFE

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Despite a spirited exchange of gunfire and wrecked vehicles in the first-act shootout between Section 9 (the Major, Batou, Ishikawa, Saito, and Keith Silverstein in his blackest role yet) and a group of out-of-work nomads, no blood was shed, so it remained more PGV to 14 no subratings in its violence level. Ditto for Togusa taser-subduing a hacker in his underwear who may or may not have shit himself. And while the OP animation's latest attempt at recreating the famous opening of the 1995 GITS movie shows the Major "nude" with nipple indentations, I'm not counting it. You gotta have jiggle like Fujiko in the Lupin Part 5 OP to get the default 14S per episode, and if there's no jiggle, you're stuck in the same ballpark as nips-out Rella in the Cinderella Boy OP. Profanity consisted of one use each (that I could tell) of "shit", "suck", "dammit", "crappy", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

Mobile Suit Gundam #5: Re-Entry to Earth

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Amuro takes out another two enemy Zakus while a third burns up upon re-entry. As the reactions from the pilots upon realizing their demise were all shown, I felt it appropriate to throw in the subrating I skimped out on last time.

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

Corpse Princess #1: The Dead Dance

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This one's another rewatch I'm doing, this one a little more complex: subbed version by myself, dubbed version with my uncle. Between the 2008-era first rate and the 2020-era second rate, you can see how I've grown.

The original subbed version was given best rating, based entirely on the use of violence. Most notably, Makina's battle with Hagino, which includes multiple gunshots to various parts of his body, his arm getting shot off, and the finishing bullets going straight into his head, much of which had bloody results. The bloody trails from Hagino's bites to the necks of his lady victims and the gashes permanently decorating Makina's body also contributed to the show's inclusion of violence. Profanity consisted of one use each of "shit" (as an expletive) and "hell". Since "shit" was a minor concern for my personal ratings back then - as I often ignored it to get in more ratings variety for a hypothetical [as] run of South Park's first twelve seasons - I didn't count it.

What I should've counted, however, were the girlie mags Keisei stuffed in one of Ouri's "moving out" boxes. Most had the girls in their swimsuits, but one had a large-breasted woman with a cat-ear headband covering her bare tits with her hands - the "hand-bra", as later GAINAX work Medaka Box called it - and a bottom that, while still on, had one of the strings torn enough to show the thigh and some slight crotch. Makina's shower scenes - steam obscuring the ass, arms covering any sideboob - could avoid a sexual content subrating by current standards, but not those girlie mags (one of which actually flew under the radar when I rated Gungrave #2).

The dubbed version left the violence rating in place, but was updated to reflect the girlie mag nudity. Profanity there consisted of one use each of "bullshit" (this time an obvious 14L default), "dammit", "hell" and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (subbed), TV-14LSV (dubbed)

BONUS TWEETS

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Yeah, I'm conveying some of these through tweets this time. First up, the thread for my discussion on Millionaire Detective 3.

Next, three clips I made using the Windows 10 video editor that are part of a series I like to call, "IWGP Out of Context".

 

Then, some still-image bumps I made out of Air's first two episodes. Video versions coming soon, with half complete as of this writing.

Finally, an experiment I did using VSDC (for picture-in-picture) and HandBrake (for processing the VSDC projects for Twitter use), using the beginning clip Air's first episode as its base.

If the next couple work out, clips like these may become as regular a thing as the screencaps, if not their straight-up replacement.

 

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On 9/19/2020 at 4:03 PM, PokeNirvash said:

(one of which actually flew under the radar when I rated Gungrave #2)

Speaking of, do you have your ratings of the first 6 episodes somewhere?

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1 hour ago, Ghost said:

Speaking of, do you have your ratings of the first 6 episodes somewhere?

Right here, friend.

1. TV-14V
2. TV-14DLV (should've been TV-14DLSV, 'cause of the aforementioned missed girlie mag)
3. TV-14LV
4. TV-14L
5. TV-14LV
6. TV-14

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Yet another fortnightly affair.

Air #3: Whisper
Air #4: Plume

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#3: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Hijiri performs off-screen "palpations" on Kano's chest, claiming it to be a legit medical thing but at the same time playfully mentioning how she's "growing so fast", not to mention Kano's own embarrassment over such a thing. INTENSE VIOLENCE: Kano, possessed by Shiraho's tortured spirit, strangling Yukito near the end of the episode. FIRST PROFANITY: Yukito reacting to Michiru greeting him with violence once again by asking what her "freakin' problem" is.

#4: Kano strangling Yukito in the recap for last episode (and leaving a bruise), plus the after-the-fact bloody results of her actually slitting her wrists while under Shiraho's influence (maybe) were the big motivators towards best rating back in the day. Some bloodless feudal era soldier deaths in Shiraho's backstory also contributed, though Shiraho's actual suicide was half-offscreen, half-symbolic, so that doesn't count (as much).

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DV (#3), TV-14V (#4)

Appare-Ranman! #13: OVER THE MOON

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Much of the violence this episode that wasn't recapped wasn't too serious, unfortunately, even in the big final battle among the members of the Thousand Three. Gil grabbing a sword Appare used to attack him and Kosame's wound re-opening after the stopping of the runaway train were as far as any blood spillage went. Profanity consisted of four uses of "shit" and one each of "pisses" and "hell", and after observing the results of the last two Toonami-aired JoJo episodes - six S-bombs in one act but no L, and four S-bombs in the first and one in the second with an L - I decided that four S-bombs per quarter-hour (which this episode did not have) would be the new graphic language criterion.

As times change, the rules change with them. Which is why this show's dub is having blacks voice blacks, Asians voice Asians, and vice versa in both regards.

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

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And now for the rundown.

MOST COMMON RATINGS: TV-PGV and TV-14LV (3)
SECOND MOST COMMON RATINGS: TV-14L, TV-MAL, and TV-14DLV (2)
AND ALL THE REST: TV-PG (1)
TOTAL RATING VARIETY: 6
BLANKET RATING: TV-14LV

RATING SCREENCAP APPEARANCE TALLY:
Kosame Isshiki: 11 (2A, 2B, 3B, 4A, 5B, 6B, 9A, 10B, 11A, 11B [sheet over face], 12A)
Appare Sorano: 9 (1B [distant], 2A, 3B, 4A, 5A, 9B, 10A, 11A [hair], 11B)
Xialian Jing: 7 (2B, 3A, 4B, 5A, 7A, 10B, 11A [hands])
Dylan G. Oldin: 4 (6A, 7A, 7B, 10B)
Al Lyon: 3 (4A, 7A, 10B)
Crazy TJ: 2 (6A, 7A)
Gil T. Cigar: 2 (10B, 13A)
Chase the Bad: 1 (8A)
Tristan the Bad: 1 (8A)

BIG LOSERS: Hototo, Sophia Taylor, Seth Rich Carter, the race announcer, Appare's family, Kosame's sister... pretty much anybody else that isn't listed below.

Miscellaneous: 4 (8B [Gil's henchman who killed Hototo's father], 9A [see previous], 12B [Gil's Snakes and dog], 13B [crowds of people at NYC finish line])

Nobody at All: 1 (1A [Los Angeles starting line])

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #4: Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket

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What would've been a profanity-free PG straight with only Kambe cutting his finger and him and Kato getting wasted on potato soju at worst was upped with the police procedural they were watching killing off the police chief character, the impact not shown to us but the results fairly bloody.

FINAL RATING: TV-14

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Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #9: Kyushu Episode
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #10: Jitte Episode

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#9: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: A child brought in to try and identify Kana's stabber does as children do and randomly exclaims "Boobies!", and Ritsuko assumes the Black Angels' war declaration video is "a porno with a black guy". INTENSE VIOLENCE: Well, you had Yoshioka and Yokoyama smacking one of the G-Boys in the face to the point of bleeding, Yamai stabbing another G-Boy in the back of his leg, Makoto getting punched in the gut hard enough by one of the Kyogoku-kai's goons that he's bleeding from the mouth and in pretty bad pain most of the rest of the episode, and Shun getting killed in an unseen and unspecified manner, but with a blood trickle from his mouth as the most visible result. Profanity consisted of seven uses of "fuck" (three as "motherfucker", one as just "fucker", and one as "fucking"), five uses of "shit" - three in the first act, two in the fourth, one of the former grouping as "bullshit" - three uses of "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch", the other as "bitched"), two each of "asshole", "piss" (as "pisses" and "pissed"), and "crap", adn one each of "goddamn", "bastard", "ass", "hell", and "Jesus Christ".

#10: You had loads and loads of gang violence, another named (but minor compared to Shun) character getting murdered, Yokoyama's wife (in flashback) being shown bleeding out severely, and the reveal that Hikaru was molested by her dad (with school swimsuit in his office drawer for proof), so would you believe that this episode's rating was courtesy of another erotic novel recitation? This one was done by Yoshioka, and it abandoned all subtlety; out go the black stallions and crevices, in comes and "super-sized dick" and a plain ol' "vagina". Couple that with Hamaguchi - in bed as the result of an earlier offscreen but bloody beating by the Black Angels - looking aroused as usual and apparently even groping his crotch area, and it was too much for even an MA straight. Profanity consisted of six uses of "bitch" (four as "son of a bitch"), five of "fuck" (two as "motherfucker", one more without the "mother"), four of "goddamn", three each of "ass" and "crap", two of "shit", and one each of "bastard", "damn", and "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DLV (#9), TV-MAS (#10)

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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #2: AT YOUR OWN RISK
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #3: MAVERICK

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#2: You'd think all the risky maneuvers GHOST did in their skirmish against the college football dropouts and their robot guard dog, missile-firing drone, and big as hell tank would've accounted for some violence, but no serious casualties were made, even with an on-screen tank explosion to contend with. Well, there was that mansion that exploded, but it was in the distance, so... Profanity consisted of eight uses of "hell" (two as "hellfires", as a proper noun), five of "damn" (one as "dammit"), four of "ass" (three pluralized, one of those plurals as "badasses"), two each of "shit" and "crap", and one each of "bastards" and "suck".

#3: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Keeping in tone with the lesser violence levels from the first two episodes, Togusa punches out one of the masked cyberspace guys and gets guns pointed at him point-blank twice - first by the other masked cyberspace guys, then by Obsidian's CEO - but it was Standard getting head-shotted with brief bloody results during the training simulator Smith puts the members of GHOST through that counted for the first real V. Profanity consisted of seven uses of "hell", four uses of "shit" (one as "bullshit"), and one each of "pissed", "badasses", and "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#2), TV-14LV (#3)

Mayo Chiki! #5: Go Out With Me

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I might've played things a little loose with this one. Despite two uses of "pervert" - both by new cast member Usami - and a scene where Jiro accidentally sees her topless (breasts obscured) - there wasn't enough explicity in the dialogue to warrant a dialogue subrating. Nope, not even fantasy!Jiro's "if you rub me like that, I'll start seeing another world!" as he imagines the different S&M-esque scenarios that matched his sleep-talk qualified. I'm thinking I might over-rate the next episode to compensate, depending on how violence the war between the S4 and Warm Watch gets. Profanity consisted of two uses of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

The Qwaser of Stigmata #7: Drifting Maria

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Funny thing, I was actually prepping myself to rate this one without subratings. While there was plenty of sexual content present throughout the first fifteen minutes, be it incidental nudity like Mafuyu and Tomo's bathtime in the cold opening, or a little more playful like Lizzie grabbing Mafuyu's breasts in a freeze-frame while both were nude, it wasn't until Lizzie took a drink of Miyuri's soma to power up her Qwaser abilities - something I was honestly not expecting - that the obligatory sexual content conditions were satisfied. Profanity consisted of one use each of "shit", "bitch", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Corpse Princess: Aka #2: The Game Continues
Corpse Princess: Aka #3: Voice of Night

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#2: Makina gets impaled through by Shikabane!Hikaru with bloody results, and both she and Minai destroy the other two child Shikabane on-screen with differently-colored bloody results. No profanities in the sub, dub consisted of one use of "hell".

#3: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Two of the women-turned-quasi-Shikabane end up dead in a pool of what's initially believed to be their own blood, but is actually pastel-colored Shikabane fluid. Makina shoots and manages to hit the real Shikabane of the week, with black smoke billowing out in place of blood or fluid. The real bloodiness comes at the end when Dr. Rokuoka is killed by what appears to be an enemy weapon that failed detection. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Ouri's trippy dream sequence (which my uncle claims is a flashback) shows Keisei exorcising a naked green girl whose breasts are out, their presence brief enough to nearly go under detection. But between it and the erect nips on the swimsuit-clad model in the gravure mag Keisei leaves under Ouri's pillow (and maybe also the breasts on the Shikabane of the week), I feel that it couldn't go ignored by my 2020 standards. No profanities in the sub, dub consisted of one use each of "dammit" and "hell". HONORABLE MENTION: Shouta and Hina running by while calling Ouri a perv (sub)/pervert (dub) over the aforementioned gravure mag.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (#2 both versions, #3 sub), TV-14SV (#3 dub)

BONUS MATERIAL

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First, two more content rating clips. Air #3, act 1 only comes from an edit I did to the episode file in VSDC - meaning the rating is there in the clip source...

...and second are clip alternates for Millionaire Detective #4, where the clips were isolated, the ratings added, and the final video processed before posting. (Pay no mind to the screencap repeats.)

Next are two more IWGP Out of Context clips. One that might come off as a little racist...

...and one that definitely comes off as self-promotion for my badass hypothetical anime.

Right here is a poster mock-up for Millionaire Detective, complete with [as] logo for extra hypotheticalness.

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Finally, here's a random thing I made out of a TF2 meme template to "celebrate" Eiken's arrival on Crunchyroll.

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The number one threat to America, indeed.

Next seasonal anime to get the rating screencap treatment is Ikebukuro West Gate Park's anime adaptation, only they won't be screencaps, but explicitly video clips. I'm moving up in the world, I am. 😬

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Air #5: Wing
Air #6: Star

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No profanities, no suggestive dialogue, no intense violence... nothing that could really stop me from giving these two some subrating-free TV-PGs. But by the will of my ratings schedule, I'm rating these by my late 2000's-era, "heavy and depressing content is a TV-14 set" standards. For episode 5, it was the second act focusing around the fact that Minagi's mother miscarried her second child, and for the latter, it was Michiru's goodbye to Yukito and Minagi being framed as if she was going to jump off the school roof.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#5 and #6)

Rating clip is for #5 only.

Cinderella Boy #13: Cinderella Never Sleeps

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FINALE ROUND #1!!

Apart from the recap shot of Jackal shooting Ranma in the shoulder, the only other moments of intense enough violence were Peter (the Neverland Foundation's prototype superhuman) falling back onto a sharp piece of shrapnel (which he survived) and then getting shot with lasers by multiple security robots (which he... didn't), both without blood. There was also a scene with Alice swimming down to save Ranma in the nude - with brief breast exposure, even! - but based on the nudity standards of earlier episodes, I didn't count it. Consider this counterbalance for both the previous episode overstepping on dialogue, and the Lupin episode in the same rating schedule iteration overstepping on sexual content.

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #1: As soon as man is born he begins to die.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #2: Speak of the devil and he will appear.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #3: Two heads are better than one.

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This being my first "bishounen boys sing songs for a female target audience" anime, you can't blame me for going in and expecting something easy. But since this is a rap battle anime, it's no surprise that profanity would crop up. At least, it's no surprise compared to the parental advisory warnings at the start of each episode. First time I've seen those built into the episode since Happy Sugar Life.

So here's the breakdown:

OBLIGATORY PROFANITY: Buster Bros.' portion of the OP has Ichiro say the word "bullshit" in English, so... yeah. That's an automatic.

EPISODE 1 PROFANITY TALLY: Eight variations of "fuck" - half of which as "fucking", with all but one limited to Mad Trigger Crew's intro scene - three variations of "shit" ("shitting", "dipshit", and "shitload"), three uses each of "damn" and "hell", two of "bastards", and one each "piss", "ass", and "maggot".

EPISODE 2 PROFANITY TALLY: Ten variations of "fuck" (seven as "fucking", four of those with the 'g' dropped), four uses of "shit" - two for the first act, two for the second, one of the latter two as "shitload" - four uses of "hell", three each of "bastard", "ass" (as "smartass", "sweetass", and "ass-kickin'"), and "damn", and two of "crap" (one as "dog-crap").

EPISODE 3: PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "shit", four uses each of "freakin'" and "hell", two of "bastard" (one plural), and one of "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#1, #2, AND #3)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) #11: Samurai Episode

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FINALE ROUND #2!!

SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Chiaki tries to get Makoto out of the bathroom by saying she'll show him her boobs if he does. Ritsuko follows up by asking him the emasculating question of if he has a "dick". In the epilogue, Ritsuko tells Yoshioka she won't have sex with him after their dinner date to celebrate his promotion.

INTENSE VIOLENCE: Multiple flashbacks during Dark Hikaru's explanation of how she was behind everything shows Yamai strangling Rika and Shun stabbing Kana. Dark Hikaru tries to stab Makoto, but settles for choking him after he stops her from making contact with the knife, after which he knocks her out with his camcorder. Takashi and Kyoichi punch each other during their fight, some of the blows producing after-the-fact blood from their mouths. Takashi punches Makoto in the face until he's a bruised and bloody mess. The little sister of the young Black Angels member who got hospitalized last episode stabs Takashi in the gut with bloody results. (He lives.)

SEXUAL CONTENT HONORABLE MENTION: The statue of Takashi a la David is finally erected, genitals and all. No sexual content subrating for this one, though, thanks to the lack of supporting sex stuff.

PROFANITY TALLY: Eight uses of "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch"), six variations of "fuck" (one as "motherfucker"), five "ass" words (one as "dumbass"), three uses each of "bullshit", "goddamn", and "pissed", and one use each of "bastards", "sucks", "hell", and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLV

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Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #1: North Gate Smoke Tower
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #2: Nishi Ichibangai Shady Job

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Inferior to the J-drama in more ways than one, but still somewhat interesting in its own right.

#1: Drug references aside, this one was generally profanity-based. Two uses of "shit", and one each of "ass" and "damn". Also of note, the oddly enough translated ending lyrics feature the word "hell" twice, but compared to the "bullshit" from the HypMic OP, it's not worth worrying over. Just an automatic PG set.

#2: MODERATE VIOLENCE: While the beatings the goons hired by OK Holdings give any employees looking to sue happened off-screen, their own beatdown by the G-Boys and Red Angels (because black is apparently too edgy) is presented on-screen in all its averagely animated glory. Highlights include Hiroto (the G-Boys #2) tasering a guy in the throat with his own weapon, Takashi punching the leader of the goons enough times to male him bleed from the mouth, and Masaru kicking the switchblade-wielding goon in the face with brief blood spackling. PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "asshole", "pissed", and "suck". "Asshole" has always been a 14L minimum word in the past - why else would [as] have censored it on certain shows? - but after some thought in the form of looking at the surrounding profanities and realizing Outlaw Star had multiple episodes get away with using the word at the PG level, I decided it was a change worth holding onto.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#1) and TV-PGLV (#2)

Corpse Princess #4: Hymn of Tragedy

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INTENSE VIOLENCE: The first victim of Kun's that we see is already dead, hanging from the ceiling and dripping blood all over the floor. Makina shoots Shikabane!Kun's arm off her shoulder, and later shoots up her head, the former with bloody results but the latter with little.

SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Keisei suggesting that Ouri spend some alone time with the anime posters and figures that he decorated his apartment bedroom with is fairly vague in both languages, though FUNi's dub has him tell him the "lotion's in the basket" for extra innuendo points. In both languages, Makina refers to said posters and/or figurines as "perverted".

PROFANITY TALLY: Sub profanities include two uses of "hell" and one of "bitch". Dub profanities include six uses of "hell", two of "ass", and one each of "shit", "son of a bitch", "damn", and "bullcrap".

OTHER SUB/DUB DIFFERENCES: After Ouri turns down his offer to go with him to the Kun Osaki concert, Ushijima goes from deciding to take Sumitori instead to complaining about having to go with his sister as the alternative. The orphans bother Ouri by calling him a "wussy" instead of "Hanagami". In an improvement, Makina mentions her whole family dying in the arson that claimed their house, instead of just her parents and herself (leaving the fourth name on the family grave ignored). But then she calls Kun a "rock star" even though her sound is clearly more aligned with J-pop, so...

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (sub), TV-14DLV (dub)

BONUS IMAGE

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A rating schedule iteration screencap for Hypnosis Mic ep 1.

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Content rating clips are located under the relevant tabs that have them (read: Air and IWGP the anime).

This is the dawning of a new age. Except where Qwaser stands, because consistency.

Edited by PokeNirvash

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We've got some new ones here.

Air #7: Dream
Air #8: Summer

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#7: The confirmation of the whole "Misuzu was born to die (world is a fuck)" thing was enough for a 2008-era 14 set, but it was a combination of the Girl in the Sky's (as an older Misuzu) nude form and Yukito getting slashed across the back by a phantasm (no blood but scar wound) as part of his half of the curse that solidified it.

#8: And now we reach the arc where ADV's decision to blanket-rate this show TV-14V feels justified. While Ryuya kills neither the guards around his traveling party's origin nor the warrior monks blocking passage to their destination (as per Kanna's orders), he does get slashed across the back by one of the monks, with minor in-the-moment blood splashes and a notable after-the-fact wound on his back. Other moments include Ryuya having a quick grab Kanna's ass to tease her, and Kanna disrobing to show her wings to her mother, with the nudity blotted out by a blinding light.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#7), TV-14V (#8)

Akudama Drive #1: SE7EN
Akudama Drive #2: RESERVOIR DOGS
Akudama Drive #3: MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE

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NEW SERIES ALERT #1!

Oh man, this series passed the three-episode rule and thensome, even while wearing its "Darkness Induced Audience Apathy" badge loud and proud on its sleeve for the whole world to see.

#1: While the first act featured such violent moments as a severed head (blacked out for broadcast) flying out of a warehouse Courier delivered a bomb to, and Doctor killing a whole bus car's worth of nosy bystanders while performing surgery on a heart attack victim without anisthetic (which had plenty of blood itself), the violence really picked up when Cutthroat beheaded the chief of police (who kind of deserved it for being a hypocritical asshat?), and while that was unfortunately censored with anime light beams, his into scene showing him beheading so many test dummies (with stylized color for the blood sprays) wasn't, and neither was a guard getting his head exploded off his body while trying to remove a bomb collar Cutthroat placed around him for the fun of it. Profanity consisted of seven uses of "shit" (one plural, two as "shithead"), all limited to the second act, five uses of "hell", two of "damn" (one as "dammit"), and one each of "ass" and "asshole".

#2: The pile of police robots at the bus station contain several human bodies as well, though the stump points for the disembodied heads and headless bodies are conveniently covered up. The end result of the slaughter of numerous guards at the hotel involves massive blood splatters on the walls, plus a nearby sign glitching out to read "gore" because what is subtlety, anyways? The closest in-the-moment violence had was Pupil slicing off Doctor's hand and slitting her throat, both with bloody results (but not so fatal she couldn't patch herself up right after), but it was enough. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: Doctor reacts to Cutthroat's refusal to give her one of his cigs/have sex with him to convince him by asking him if he's gay. Profanity consisted of eight uses of "shit" (four as "shithead", one of those plural, and one of "shitbrain"), with seven in the first act and one in the second, four uses of "hell", two uses each of "damn" and "freakin'", and one of "asses".

#3: But alas, this one was light on the violence and profanity - for the former, just a hypothetical situation where a guard gets shot in the chest and bleeds out, and for the latter, two uses of "shit" (one as "shithead"), split evenly between both acts, three uses of "hell" and two of "damn" - but hey, these easy moments are what makes content rating things so great, if you ask me.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MALV (#1 and #2), TV-14LV (#3)

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #9: An Area Unaccompanied by Music

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With Hyatt's team finally making landfall on the planet where Solomon's home base is located, it's no surprise that the level of human-on-human violence picks up again. While Hyatt and Bishop's distance shooting of some grunts are without blood, many of the casualties from after the decoy squad shows up to weaken them before Gash's finishing strike on them take the form of bloody chest-shots. Though it's not like Hyatt's team avoids injury themselves; Zack's leg wound reopens under his bandage and Chris gets his own leg grazed by enemy gunfire, both with bloodstain results. Profanity consisted of a single use of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #5: If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master.

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Despite the bloody pools around both the chef and Ricardo following the former's murder and latter's suicide getting there first, the biggest 14 set would be the reveal that the predictable spare key around the janitor's neck was made so he could masturbate in private during work hours, but with its only mention being as "things he shouldn't have" been doing and a visual of a bag of masturbatory aids. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell" and two of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #4: A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #5: Seeing is believing.

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#4 PROFANITY TALLY: A whopping sixteen variations of "fuck" (seven regular, eight as "fuckin'", and one as "fucked"), four each of "ass" (one each as "rabbity-ass" and "dumbass") and "damn" (one as "damned"), three each of "asshole" (two plural), "bastard" (again, two plural), and "hell" (one as "helluva"), and one each of "shitty", "prick", "goddamn", "piss", "crap", and "maggots". One of the "fucks" was even featured in the on-screen lyrics for MTC's rap number, albeit with the middle two letters censored out. It was quite a bit for me to just let slide with the default, so I made a daring move and upped the ante, as one does.

#5 PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "damn" and one each of "shit" and "badasses". There's also some after-the-fact (fake) blood on some of the costumed partygoers Ramuda runs into (and freaks out over), which I let slide for obvious reasons.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#4), TV-14L (#5)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #3: ZettaMovier @ Metropolitan Theater
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #4: Waltz for Baby

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #5: Dragon Tears

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#3: Profanity consisted of just one use each of "shit" and "ass", though the Todabashi Destroyer Z referring to 140 Ryuusei as the "Onion Whore" - three times vocally, four times in writing - is admittedly debatable.

#4: In an understandable overshoot on the violence, we have two after-the-fact shots of Toshi bleeding from the head after his fall down the stairs, both with context and without, and Makoto's fight with some Ueno thugs leaving him bruised and with stitches for the rest of the episode. And that's without mentioning Toshi hitting women being a point of subject matter too heavy for a PG. Profanity consisted of one use each of "shitty" and "asshole".

#5: And yet, despite ocusing on immigrants escaping their home country's ceaseless poverty in hopes of a better life and the serious troubles within, plus a namedrop of the sex industry complete with two exterior shots of such "soaplands", this episode managed to get off scot-free with a rating that's only exciting when the other episodes are Y7. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell" (one as "hellish"), and one use each of "half-assed" and "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#3), TV-14LV (#4), TV-PG (#5)

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #4: SACRIFICIAL PAWN
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #5: PATRICK HUGE
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #6: DISCLOSURE

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#4: To make money for parts to repair the broken one of them, the two other Tachikomas set up a brothel in the wrecked-out town from the first couple of episodes, with Togusa even pointing it out as such. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell", and one use each of "goddamn" and regular "damn".

#5: Under predictable circumstances, I'd just point to the infamous "naked backflip up the stairs" scene everyone knows about and leave it at that, but when the battle with the titular Huge ends with Saito sniping him so hard from far away that his head just explodes into a bloody mess - with a shot of the stump point later on - you have to mention it in reflection of the final rating. Also, profanity consisted of six variations of "damn" (three as "dammit" and one as "damned"), five of "hell", two each of "shit" and "asses", and one each of "goddamn", "bastard", and "son of a bitch".

#6: And then we have our second post-human, Gary Hart. While the exposed (and blue) brain matter following the Army's confrontation of him was enough to consider an MA set, and the security footage showing him getting his arm shot off and sustaining the head shot that left said brain matter exposed teased the prospect further, it was Batou finally killing him with a pipe blow to the head, complete with impressively large blood splatter, that put it over the top. Profanity consisted of four uses of "hell", two variations of "damn" ("dammit" and "damned"), and one each of "shit", "suck", and "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#4), TV-MAV (#5 and #6)

Mayo Chiki! #6: Let's Start a War

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Kanade responds to a question on raw food in the "Mayo Chiki! now continues" eyecatch with an innuendo-tastic "Yeah, I like it raw." A random member of the Warm Watch assumes Jirou's bisexual when he claims that Kanade was his first kiss and not Jirou to avoid a reverse-color lynching. In the preview, Subaru tries to tell Jirou she wants to "do it" in vague terms that he doesn't quite pick up on.

MISCELLANEOUS FANSERVICE: One of Usami's classmates wears a swimsuit top only covering the very bottoms of her breasts (nips included), with another classmate pointing out that it's a "bit revealing". Usami undresses behind a table, said fixture covering up her ass. Usami and Subaru press their breasts against Jirou in a move of competition, while Kanade does the same much later on with boingy sound effects. And let's not forget Warm Watch president Nakuru making a relatively tasteful glasses-centric yaoi doujin shipping Jirou with Subaru...

PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses each of "damn" and "hell", and one use each of "bastard" and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14D

The Qwaser of Stigmata #8: Atomis of Twin Masks, Part 1

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SEXUAL CONTENT RUNDOWN: Yu tears open Aoi's top as she's hanging from what I can only describe as a "ritual suspension device" and gropes one while sucking the other for a soma boost. Lizzie (who the subs I'm watching are convinced is called "Niche") gropes Tomo's tits twice; once at dinner, and again in the bath. Tomoyo, Lizzie and Miyuri all have their breasts exposed during the bath sequence, while Mafuyu only gets some partially obscured sideboob. Miyuri, under the impression that Lizzie is a guy, pre-emptively freaks out about seeing her dick only to realize it isn't there. Lizzie sucking Miyuri's breast for a power boost last episode is flashbacked to. Hana's personal angel and devil both have openings in their outfits for each individual breast, and Devil!Hana later makes dry-humping motions towards Regular!Hana teasingly. After kidnapping Hana and sticking her in her skimpy catgirl outfit (which I'm personally surprised wasn't Katja's idea), he sucks on her breasts in three separate shots, the first two watched by Katja while she herself is in the nude, though with her long hair covering up the naughty bits.

PROFANITY TALLY: Four uses of "bastard" and one of "bitch".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Corpse Princess: Aka #5: Traitor Monk
Corpse Princess: Aka #6: At the End of the Dangerous Run
Corpse Princess: Aka #7: The False Power of Words

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#5: The teenagers killed by the haunted Lincoln Navigator Shikabane don't bleed, but we only see said blood leaking out of the back of the car as Akasha collects it for later use. Non-violence wise, Keisei lists prices for supposedly Makina's (but actually fictitious magical girl Zenbu-nose's) measurements, and in the sub only, Ushijima claims that Itsuki has "more than enough Holstein in her" for their class. (The dub changed it to "spunk", which is... better, I guess?) Profanities in the sub consisted of one use of "hell", while the dub had one use of "damn" instead.

#6: Oh boy, check out all the violence on this one. Makina shoots the underside of the Lincoln Navigator Shikabane, causing blood to splash out from the underside. Keisei chops off Makina's arm to free her from the grasp of the Shikabane, the impact unseen but the end result clear as day. Makina shoots both the aforementioned Shikabane (to death) and the Zadan Shikabane that Akasha created (not so much). Keisei blocks Akasha's blade with his own Zadan cube, but gets stabbed through his hand anyways. And finally, the blood stored within the cube splashes out after it shatters onto both men before the weight of regrets within said blood take effect. No profanities for the sub, while the dub has three uses of "hell" and one of "damn".

#7: Mitsuyoshi deflects a delinquent onto the train tracks, after which he's run over by said train (offscreen, technically). Minai's fight with Mitsuyoshi's Shikabane form includes her tearing off his feeler-arms, while Isaki stabs him in one of his legs (which has effects on his wrist) and Makina shoots up his legs and off his arm (which have effects on her leg only), all with fairly bloody results. Nothing too out of the ordinary violence-wise, but it was the flashback to Akasha holding his severely damaged Shikabane Hime (while crying blood) that played a role in this week's ratings difference. It wasn't until I saw the dub version that I realized she was torn in two and those bloody gibs dripping from the wounds those bugs were gathering around were parts of her guts. Considering I was rating graphically violent episodes of Berserk as intensely violent (as per SyFy standards) when I first started Corpse Princess, I feel I can get away with best rating for the sub. The dub... not so much. Profanities in the sub consisted of two uses of "damn" and one use each of "bastard" and "hell", while the dub had two extra "hells", one less "damn", and two "craps" for good measure. Not that it matters... ¬¬

FINAL RATINGS (subbed): TV-14 (#5), TV-14V (#6 and #7)

FINAL RATINGS (dubbed): TV-14 (#5), TV-14V (#6), TV-MA (#7)

Wild 7 Another #1: Sea-jack

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INTENSE VIOLENCE: One of the corrupt cops at the bar in the opening scene shoots a monkey in the arm, leading to it dripping blood into the river below; elbows the bartender in the face hard enough that he bleeds from the nose; and pistol-whips Japo across the face, making him bleed from the mouth. Later, some of the Ancient Militia terrorists shoot at some passengers trying to evacuate the ship and then some people in their rooms, and while it's suggested they kill them, no blood is shown due to the animation budget being slightly above that of Genma Wars: Eve of Mythology (same studio) but remaining in the same price range.

SEXUAL SITUATIONS: During Japo's encounter with the above mentioned cop and his partner, the equally corrupt police chief messes around with the wife of a jailbird on a docked boat, chasing her half-naked form around the deck before groping at her breasts while giving her neck a "lovebite".

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "asshole", "bastards", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LSV

Tune in next time for when Japo jumps a shark!

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Better late than never, I suppose.

Air #9: Moon
Air #10: Light

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#9: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Ryuya's robe still has the bloodstain from last time, and though the curses he's picked up from Kanna and Yaobikuni prevent it from healing up, we don't see any additional bleeding. We do, however, see it as the result of his supposed fatality in Kanna's curse-induced nightmares. (No offense to Buddhism.) There are also moments where characters are hit by arrows, with Yaobikuni getting struck in the arm and chest by some with the blood resulting coming off as rather minimal, and Kanna getting hit by one without blood in the moments before she's sealed. Though the big violent moment is when Yaobikuni's last great act of defiance (that isn't a futile "don't touch me, don't ever touch me"), in the form of a giant gust of wind, slices a soldier and the tree behind him in two, with resultant blood splatters. NON-SEXUAL NUDITY: Kanna gets naked for when she flies to ward off attacks by enemy soldiers, but we don't really see anything, the most we get being some distant sideboob as she kisses Ryuya goodbye; and Uraha gets a metaphorical nude representation portrayed from the mid-chest up, with cleavage but no nipples. Profanity consisted of a single use of "bastards", which through a mix of precision and one use of the term being enough by the standards I used when starting to rate Air in 2008, make it worthy of the strong language subrating.

#10: As much as my standards would have given me carte blanche to give this one a TV-14 minimum based on Misuzu bawling her eyes out at least once, I decided against it. With Haruko saying "frickin'" once and a brief shot of Yukito's bare ass being all the objectionable content there was to offer, I felt Air finally earned itself its first PG.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#9) and TV-PGL (#10)

Akudama Drive #4: SPEED
Akudama Drive #5: DEAD MAN WALKING
Akudama Drive #6: BROTHER
Akudama Drive #7: (The City of) Lost Children

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#4: Much of the bloody violence this episode skewed more intense than graphic, but between Brawler getting stabbed through the torso by Master's plasma jitte and a comical spray of blood from the wound when they later reach the vault in the front of the Shinkansen, I thought I'd be cutting it close if I went for the 14. Profanity consisted of five uses of "shit" (one each as "shitty" and "shithead", three for act 1 and two for act 2), four of "damn", three of "hell", two of "ass", and one each of "prick", "frickin'", and "maggots".

#5: For this breather episode, all that's to be said for it is the profanity; six uses of "hell", six of "damn" (one as "dammit"), four variations of "shit" (two "shitty", one "shittin'", and one "shithole", evenly split between the acts), and three "ass" words (one of which was "boring-ass").

#6: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE RUNDOWN: Master slices Doctor in half by way of plasma jitte with bloody results and a blackout for one half of the stumps (she gets better), Cutthroat cuts off his own legs to attack Master by surprise with the expected bloody results (he gets better), Brother gets stabbed through his stomach by Cutthroat as part of a diversionary attack towards Master's own gut (he gets better, and by way of NIBAI MUGENDAI-style regeneration at that!), and massive after-the-fact blood pools are present under Master and Brawler after their big fight (they... don't get better). Profanity consisted of seven uses of "shit" (at least two of them "shithead"), five of "hell", three of "ass", two of "damn", and one of "maggot".

#7: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE RUNDOWN: The blood pool under Brother every time he wakes up in the immortality testing room of the institute he used to live at keeps growing with every instance until he's confirmed immortal. Doctor throws a pen into Sister's neck, with off-screen impact but bloody results, which are reversed because she too is immortal. And, of course, there's the fight between the Akudama and Executioners, the many moments there including Cutthroat using his knife to slice one's head off and another's arm off, stab a third, and kick the head off one who stabbed him in the leg; and Courier shooting one point-blank in the forehead while rattling off a pretty epic one-liner. Profanity consisted of three uses of "damn" and one of "shit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#4), TV-14L (#5), TV-MALV (#6), and TV-MAV (#7)

Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #6: He who laughs last, laughs best.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #7: The darkest hour is just before the down dawn.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #8: Dead men tell no tales.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #9: Life is what you make it.

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#6: Profanity consisted of three uses each of "fuck" and "hell", two each of "asshole", "bastard" (one plural), "damn", and "goddamn", and one each of "smart-assed" and "shit".

#7: Profanity consisted of only one use of "fuckin'". Surprisingly light, yet not that surprising, being a Matenrou episode.

#8: Profanity consisted of five uses of "hell" (one as "helluva", two as the lyric "hell yeah"), three uses each of "fuck" (one doubled as the on-screen lyric "fxxk the police") and "ass" (one plural), two of "bitch", and one each of "bullshit", "bastard", "crap", and "damn".

#9: Profanity consisted of five "ass" words (two of "pain in the ass", and one each of "smart-ass", "ass-whipping", and just "ass"), four of "fuck" (two as "fuckin'"), three of "goddamn", two each of "shit" and "asshole", and one each of "twat" (that's a first), "bitch", "bastard", and "hell". Honorable mentions include Jiro's lyric "Hope you got the balls to go up against me," and Ichiro and Samatoki both having blood trickles from the mouth during the final moments of the BB vs. MTC round; Ichiro's from Samatoki's attack, and Samatoki's from biting his own lip in frustration.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#6 through #9)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #6: G-Boys Winter War, Part 1
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #7: G-Boys Winter War, Part 2
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #8: Senkawa Fall Out Mother
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #9: Hatred on Parade

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#6: Ohhhh man, this one had quite the uptick in violence, in brutality if not in blood. The mysterious "Shadow" gang is seen beating down three separate G-Boys groups, with either blunt objects or their own fists, often with bloody results; a number of them were even recapped in flashback near the end. The beating of the Donglong grunts isn't seen in as much detail, though some blood on an injured grunt and a shot of another's bruised and twisted fingers are worth noting. But even more exciting than that were, as Shobitch would put it, the "excite films" in the 18+ section of the almost-shutting-down video rental store Makoto was helping out on an indie film in. Several of the covers featured are of nude women - no nips, but plenty of exposure regardless - the most notable two being a collared woman with bare breasts almost on display (fittingly titled "slave"), and a gyaru-type girl on a bedspread in a sort-of doggy style position. Ultimately minor in the grand scheme of things, but still worthy of note. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell" (one as "hella"), and one each of "shit", "freaking", "big-ass", and "damn".

#7: Actual violence was split between Shadow breaking Hiroto's shin-bone (as seen in clip 2 below) and him and Takashi taking out the "Shadow" group (actually Yamamoto and his cronies from episode 2) in the rental store's 18+ section (meaning yes, "slave" and the gyaru film covers make their returns, plus some new ones including a small-breasted girl in full frontal and some buruma with exposed asscheeks). No blood for either moment, but Yamamoto pointing a knife at Makoto's neck enough to draw blood, while not exactly "violent", provides a bit of a perilous counterbalance. Profanity consisted of two variations of "damn" (one as "damned", the other as "dammit"), two uses of "hell", and one each of "shit" and "ass".

#8: An important plot point in the second half is the titular single mother, Yui, being secretly scouted for the sex industry by the man she's started dating, and Makoto getting close to the guy as part of a scheme to get him arrested. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell" and one use each of "shit" and "goddamn".

#9: When Tsukamoto attempts a last-ditch attack during the CRF and Anti-Hate Speech group's peaceful protest (and I'm not even trying to be ironic here), Shadow shows up and kicks his ass, plus those of his men; bonus points for the in-the-moment nosebleed one gets from being punched in the face. Profanity consisted of one use each of "dammit" and "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LSV (#6 and #7), TV-14DL (#8), and TV-PGV (#9)

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #7: PIE IN THE SKY
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #8: ASSEMBLE

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#7: This episode has a bunch of old guys (and one old woman) pointing guns at other old guys (and the same woman), yet no triggers were pulled in the process, thankfully enough. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell" and one each of "asshole" and "sucks".

#8: Togusa's encounter with the moles from Section 3 result in him getting shot in the shoulder and multiple times in the chest... from the moles' perspective. Togusa managed to give them some facial bloodstains and bruises for their trouble, but we didn't get to see it. Profanity consisted of three uses of "damn" (at least one of which was "dammit"), two variations of "shit" ("shitty" and "shithole"), and one use of "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14L (#7) and TV-14LV (#8)

Mayo Chiki! #7: Let's Elope!

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: As Jiro is applying sunscreen to her back, she teases him by throwing out various suggestive lines like "so fast", "so strong", and "even though it's just a finger". Later, Usami describes her "gynophobia therapy" with Jiro as them having "skin-to-skin contact" and "rubbing each other", which Jiro is quick to point out sounds really dirty. The next episode preview also has a dialogue exchange framing Subaru giving blood (with Jiro as moral support) as the two of them doing the nasty.

SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Kanade's breasts are bare, though her nips out of frame, during the aforementioned sunscreen application scene, with one shot showing off some sideboob. The equally aforementioned gynophobia therapy, as shown in flashback, features Usami framed as being naked as she reveals her swimsuit to Jiro (and teasing him for thinking she was naked), and some gratuitous close-ups of her breasts rubbing against his arm, and her crotch not-really rubbing against his leg. Nothing inherently sexual, but definite "male gaze", as the less tolerant may refer to it.

INTENSE VIOLENCE: Jiro's gynophobia-induced nosebleeds are never enough for me to force best rating, both in context and in quantity. Nakuru getting her head slammed into a wall by Usami's Dynamic Entry, complete with a notable bloodstain and accompanying smear? Different enough for me to justify this change of pace.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "bastard" and "dumbass".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DSV

Corpse Princess: Aka #8: Serenity

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In what was easily one of Corpse Princess's roughest episodes yet, the violence witnessed was of three varieties. Shikabane!Mitsuyoshi stabbing his own neck to form a similar wound on Minai's, with fair blood loss; multiple bloodstains on Isaki's face and abdomen and a pool under his body after he's shanked to death by some street punks (which he kind of deserved); and an after-the-fact blood pool under Minai's head after she's off-screened by Mibu and/or Too'oka for being "just another Shikabane" (which she honestly didn't). DUB DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: Rika objects to Saki's lewd interpretation of her otherwise normal words by asking her to stop talking like a "street walker". Profanity for the sub consisted of four uses of "damn" (two as "dammit"), and one each of "hell" and "crappy", while for the dub, we had two uses of "jackass", and one each of "dammit", "hell", and "crappy".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V (sub and dub)

Wild 7 Another #2: Japo
Wild 7 Another #3: Team Wild

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#2: INTENSE VIOLENCE: As penalty for an unfair negotiaton they ambushed before it could take place, the Ancient Militia kills five of the Double Sea hostages by dangling them from the side of the ship as it passes through the narrowest part of the Second Panama Canal, letting the lack of space between the hull and canal wall do the work. Screams of terror and a red screen filter are as far as the in-the-moment peril goes, but the large blood smears left behind on the hull and canal wall in the aftermath speak plenty. SEXUAL SITUATIONS: The police chief has his hands in his pants while talking with Rita, the woman he was sexing up last episode, and the next morning, before and during Japo dragging the chief out of the houseboat and into the water, she's seen topless, though her breasts are conveniently obscured. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE OF THE MOMENT: Japo actually mentions that the chief was cuckolding Rita's husband (who happens to be an old buddy of Japo's) when threatening him with what might happen were the latter to find out, though I didn't check if he said "netorare". Profanity consisted of two uses of "bastard", and one each of "bitching", "hell", and "b.s.".

#3: There was violence in this one too, but none of it was really "intense". The red stains during Looks and Four-Ton's testing of Japo and Dantotsu's combat abilities were just paintballs; Dantotsu held a knife to Four-Ton's throat during said test but didn't get the chance to attack with it; the gunfight between the four-man Team Wild and the cops at arms dealer Hassan's secret native ziggurat storehouse had some impacts but no real blood; and in fact, the only blood this episode was a brief trickle from Japo's at the end of the fight, with some extra coming out as he spits out one of his teeth. Profanity consisted of four uses of "hell", two of "asshole" and one each of "ass" and "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LSV (#2), TV-14L (#3)

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Air #11: Sea

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A simple scene where, while describing what happened with her relatives while out of town to Misuzu, Haruko takes off her shirt while changing out of her suit and we get some brief half-sideboob. Also, one use each of "crap" and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGS

Akudama Drive #8: BLACK RAIN
Akudama Drive #9: THE SHINING
Akudama Drive #10: BABEL
Akudama Drive #11: WAR GAMES

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#8: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE RUNDOWN: Sister is trapped under wreckage from the rocket's crash back to solid ground, resulting in temporary blood loss and some coughed-up blood as Swindler tries to get the wreckage off of her. Doctor throws a scalpel through the throat of a lab tech then pulls it out before stabbing him, the impacts either blotted out with white light or conveniently offscreen. Swindler slices one of the sex slavers who attack her and Sister with the jagged lid of a food can right in his eye, which instantly kills him, I guess?, then follows up by stabbing one of the others in the shoulder, and shooting the third in the face, with much of the results blacked out. DIALOGUES OF THE MOMENT: Doctor promises to make Hoodlum "into a real man" if he does what she says, and the guy who got his eye sliced is suggested to be a pedophile, claiming that it would "make his day" if Sister was under 10. PROFANITY TALLY: Seven uses of "hell", four of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch"), two each of "bullshit" and "damn", and one each of "pissed" and "pain in the ass".

#9: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE RUNDOWN: Among the violence incited by the anti-Akudama rioters are a guy getting his head sliced off with a sword (blacked out by the censors) and a man dragging a bloodied body behind him. Cutthroat beheads three guards stationed outside the Executioner headquarters, the impacts offscreen, the heads blacked out whilst airborne, and a brief shot of one of their headless bodies. Another anti-Akudama rioter holds up a blacked-out severed head. The blood pool Swindler, Courier and Sister run into outside the room where they encounter Cutthroat is massive, much like the pile of Executioner corpses he prepared to greet Swindler with (with censors for much of what damage can be seen and is later done). Swindler beats Cutthroat by stabbing him in the thigh with a plasma jitte, using another to slice off his arm, and after a brief period of being strangled, impales him with the second jitte. NUDITY BONUS: Brief buttcrack and sideboob on Doctor as she redresses after giving Hoodlum the night of his life (offscreen, of course). PROFANITY TALLY: Six uses of "shit" (one plural, split evenly across both acts), two of "hell", and one of "bastard".

#10: While I would like to mention moments of intense violence like the from-offscreen blood splashes accompanying the beginning slaughter of the anti-Akudama rioters and three of them getting offed by a single Executioner in seconds, I'll focus on what was too much for a TV-14V but too tame for a TV-MAV. Doctor sticks a needle in Pupil's new partner's heart as a means of getting her to do what she wants, though no blood comes from it in any capacity. Later, Hoodlum stabs Doctor in the carotid with the scalpel she gave him, the impact off-screen but plenty of foaming blood from her mouth and the wound resulting. She quickly retaliates by slicing his throat, the actual slice out of slight but still bloody, with both of their wounds blacked out. Doctor later gets trampled by several Kansai citizens rushing for the Shinkansen, making her demise truly a deserved one, but still skewing more intense than graphic. PROFANITY TALLY: Five uses of "ass" (two as "bad-ass", one each as "pain in the ass" and "stupid-ass"), two each of "bastard", "damn", and "hell", and one each of "shit", "bitch", and "piss".

#11: The blood pool under the mess of bodies left after the attack on the anti-Akudama rioters was after-the-fact, as were the results of the death of the original Courier (who may or may not have been our Courier's mother). The biggest real "violence" presented was the home invader who shot Courier #1 firing the shot that took off Courier #2's arm, presented with a blood splash and a brief shot of the hand flying through the air, the stump point blacked out. I'd have given it the graphic violence rating, but considering it was the only violence of that nature, and you saw how I rated Doctor and Hoodlum's mutual murder of one another, I think the final choice was an appropriate one. PROFANITY TALLY: three uses of "ass" (two plural), two each of shit" (one as "shitty") and "damn", and one of "freakin'".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAV (#8 and #9), TV-MA (#10 and #11)

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #6: Ill got, ill spent

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The holographic visual projected on Imura's windshield to make her think she vehicularly manslaughtered someone when Daisuke pulls her over for reckless driving of his own design is that of a man in a growing pool of his own blood. Later on, Imura's car battery explodes, killing her and her lawyer, though the smoke and flames are thick enough to hide any visible sign of a body from the viewers.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGV

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #10: Today is a good day to die.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #11: No pain, no gain.
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #12: You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

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#10: This was an interesting one. The amount of non-profanity objectionable content was plenty this time, ranging from visual like the image of a skinned upside-down Doppo during one of Dice's portions of the rap battle and a thorn from the vines sprouted from Hifumi's lyrics pressing into Gentaro's neck and drawing blood, to more dialogue-based like Jakurai's lyric of "in this world of perversion and schemes" or Ramuda calling Hifumi a "gigolo". On the flip side, the profanity count was the tamest yet, with one use each across the board for "goddamn", regular "damn", "ass", and "hell". But, as "bullshit" was still present in the opening theme, the baseline minimum remained set.

#11: PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses each of "bastard" (one plural), "pissed", and "ass" (one plural, the other as "ass-whippin'"), and one each of "fuckin'", "bitches", "goddamn", "damn", "hell", and "crap". HONORABLY MENTIONED DIALOGUE: Jyuto's lyric of "you don't have the balls to get yourself out of the mess you're in now".

#12: Profanity consisted of four uses of "hell", two of "bitch", and one each of "fuck", "bullshit", "asshole", "pissed", "asses", "damn", and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#10), TV-14L (#11 and #12)

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #10: Beastly Reunion
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #11: Sunshine Street Civil War, Part 1

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#10: In a similar balancing act of violence to this time around's Millionaire Detective, the flashback of Eiji attacking Tsukasa with a shoehorn to the back then stomping on his leg is bloodless but results in suffering, guilt, and jail time; and while the punches and kicks delivered between the G-Boys and Red Angels in the surprise post-credits sequence have some blood, both in the moment and after the fact, it's doubtful there'll be much legal consequence, at least at this point. Profanity consisted of a single use of "crap". HINDSIGHT AWARD: In a tweet I found in the liked timeline of someone who retweeted the two clips below, I noticed there was a graphic of two rabbits boinking on Makoto's jacket sleeve that I completely missed. Whoops!

#11: A member of the Red Angels ends up getting stabbed in the chest by what's believed to be a rowdy G-Boy, the act ultimately unseen but the results presented, complete with stains and a small pool. In retaliation (probably), a drugged-up Red Angel shoots Takashi multiple times in the chest, with a bullet grazing the side of his head; it's only enough to put him in the hospital, but still enough to result in decent blood loss. Profanity consisted of three uses each of "ass" and "hell", and one each of "shit", "bastard", and "pissed".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGV (#10), TV-14LV (#11)

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #9: IDENTITY THEFT
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #10: NET PEOPLE

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#9: This was an easy one; Yaguchi punching off two politicians' heads so hard that they just ended up obliterated. Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell" and one each of "shit" and "goddammit".

#10: INTENSE VIOLENCE: The mental attack on Hisata's cyberbrain is expressed by him being attacked by several faceless people, resulting in some blood and bruises on his face; likewise for the after-the-fact results of Yamada's own death by ThinkPoll. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Not technically "dialogue", but the video of Hisata sexually harassing a female co-worker, complete with claim that she "wants it" despite acting all "shy", was heinous enough for me to make the decision on it. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "hell", and one each of "shitter", "dammit", and "ass".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAV (#9), TV-14DLV (#10)

Corpse Princess: Aka #9: Set Your Heart Aflutter
Corpse Princess: Aka #10: Stars on the Ground
Corpse Princess: Aka #11: One Night

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#9: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Makina loses her arm to the "man-eating building" Shikabane she fights way early in the episode (so early, it happened before the show even started!), and the cat Ouri cared for (whose ghost is also that cat who's been hanging around him in the present) has a blood smear by its body after its off-screen run-in with a speeding car. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: This being our first appearance of minor supporting character Nozomi Kasuga, we also first get to hear of her immortal nickname, "Breast Goddess", from Ushijima three times, and her repeating the "breast" part in curiosity of what he was calling her after the third instance. (He also, at least in the sub, claims that her bust is two sizes larger than Itsuki's.) SEXUAL SITUATIONS: While trying to shoo Ghost Cat off of her, Ouri accidentally grabs Nozomi's boobs two-handed; in the dub, she also calls him a pervert for this honest misunderstanding. Profanity consisted of two uses of "dammit" in the sub, and one use each of "damn" and "crap" in the dub.

#10: The two schoolgirls unfortunate enough to cross paths with Hazama and Hokuto end up getting attacked by the former's giant centipedes, but the amount of airborne rubble kicked up in the attack made it hard to tell if there were any bloody results. But there was no denying that Hokuto absolutely ending Ooyatsuka was bloody in comparison; though the actual impact was off-screen, the blood splashes that took up half the screen and the massive stains around his corpse once she and her posse left said plenty. Profanities were dub-only, consisting of three uses of "frickin'" (all from a very frustrated Ouri) and one of "damn". The phrase "Breast Goddess" was uttered twice in both languages.

#11: On the intense violence front, we had the recap of the blood splash from Hokuto technically offscreening Ooyatsuka, a trippy visual of Makina's limbs being ripped off by the Seven Stars in the flashback to her death/Shikabane metamorphosis, present-day Makina shooting at Kowaku and forming giant holes in his shoulders and head (but no blood, only gaseous fumes), and Keisei getting stabbed in the pelvic region (but not the dick) by a possessed Ouri. But alas, it was the flashback to the guts falling out of Akasha's Shikabane Hime's upper half that did this one in between the two ages. The sole profanity for both languages was a single use of "hell".

FINAL RATINGS (sub): TV-14DSV (#9), TV-14V (#10 and #11)
FINAL RATINGS (dub): TV-14DSV (#9), TV-14V (#10), TV-MA (#11)

 

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A little "one of everything" to officially kick 2020 to the curb.

Air #12: Air
Air #13: Memories

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#12: You'd think the episode where Misuzu dies would've had a higher rating than this, but considering it was a curse-induced death that could be summed up as "literally losing the will to live" from an outsider's perspective, it's totally understandable that it'd stay like that. Didn't stop the profanities this episode - one use each of "suck", "hell", and "crap" - from making it interesting. And that speaks nothing of the pre-ending montage featuring both a spermatozoa converging on an egg and a dinosaur with raw flesh in its maw...

#13: The most objectionable of the scenes featured in this clip show finale was from episode 4, of Kano passed out on the temple steps with blood pools around her wrists. The scene of her strangling Yukito was left out, so I resisted giving it best rating. The only use of profanity, according to the fansubs I used, was a single instance of "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGL (#12), TV-14 (#13)

This clip marks the last time (for now) that the content rating clips are ever "experimental" in nature.

And here are four "user bumps" I made out of screenshots from the first two episodes. Songs featured include "Paradise Groove" by Dominic Glenn...

..."Tiki Tiki" by William Bergman and Roger Burn (from the ATHF Intermission bump)...

..."Krakatoa" by Brian Dougans (the Eureka seveN [as] promo song)...

...and "Shaken, Stirred and Funky" by John Etkin-Bell and Nathan Pike (the elusive song from the "Power Rankings" bump in 2006 I've been searching for for a whole decade).

Akudama Drive #12: Akudama Drive

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Swindler gets impaled by an Executioner's plasma jitte, the moment of impalement presented in slow motion with airborne droplets, a large blood splash before the slo-mo, and an equally big blood splatter on a vaguely Christian piece of debris after. Courier shoots one of the Executioners confronting him and the siblings in the face with blacked-out bloody results. A later blast from his gun deflects off a drone and slices another Executioner in half. A third Executioner impales Brother to stab Courier on the other side; Brother gets better, but Courier ultimately bleeds out from that wound. Junior gets shot in the chest by a little girl (and it's not the first instance of that this finale week). And to cap things off, the crybaby Police Chief decides to get out of having to declare citizenry Akudama a second time by an hero-ing by way of gun in the mouth, the bloody results not blacked out, surprisingly enough!

Profanity consisted of seven uses of "shit" - three for act 1 and four for act 2, four as "shithead" and one as "shitty" - two uses each of "damn" and "hell", and one of "pisses".

FINAL RATING: TV-MALV

To keep the bonus content train rolling, here's an iteration display for this episode's rating schedule I made out of Swindler's death scene.

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AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #10: The Supremacy of Instrumentalists

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The amount of violence this episode was considerably less bloody than last time, but with Hyatt's team engaging an enemy outpost with chokehold-necksnap combos and impact-unseen gunfire, it was still fatal enough to count. Profanity included three uses of "damn", one each of "hell" and "crap", and an abbreviated use of "bullshit" (read: one use of "B.S.").

FINAL RATING: TV-PGLV

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #7: Money is the root of all evil

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Playing it simple this time, with one use of "damn" and the corpse of Sayuri Kambe covered with a tarp that does nothing to hide the after-the-fact blood resulting from her death by stab wound to the heart. It may not sound like much, but all in all, it checks out.

FINAL RATING: TV-14

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima #13: Tomorrow is another day.

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One last episode, one last profanity tally. Three uses of "shit" (two as "shitty"), two of "bastard", two ass words ("asses" and "slow-ass"), and one each of "fuckin'", "bitches", "pissed", "damn", "hell", "crapshoot", and "mofos".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Anime) #12: Sunshine Street Civil War, Part 2
Ikebukuro West Gate Park (J-Drama) SP: Soup Episode

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ANIME #12: The worsening gang war between the G-Boys and Red Angels had plenty of violence in the form of fisticuffs and the occasional brick over the head, but the most notable instances of bloody violence worth mentioning are Isogai shooting Makoto multiple times in two different occasions with what he thinks are actual bullets but are really just paint squibs meant to emulate blood, and the little sister of a notable younger Red Angels member stabbing Takashi in the gut - perhaps the closest this anime came to being the most accurate to the J-drama - with bloody results. Profanity consisted of just two uses of "hell", but there was some graffiti on the ground at West Gate Park shown at least twice that portrays the word "fucking" in written English. You can see it in the Act 1 portion of the content rating clip below, alongside some bloody guillotine graffiti that might've also counted towards the violence subrating.

DRAMA SPECIAL: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Hamaguchi complains to Ali that he was complained to by the establishment of a local brothel for biting the nipples of the girl he was "seeing" that visit. Some of the homeless guys describe the substance placed on their bodies during the attacks as "like that stuff they use in the sex shops". One of the former G-Boys calls Shiruo's name "kinda perverted". Ritsuko teases Makoto during the obligatory "woman bathing to keep the 2-hour drama from boring viewers" scene by asking if he's getting hard. Takashi warns Makoto before ""breaking"" his arm that he "won't be able to masturbate anymore". SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Mild compared to earlier instances, but Ken - the head of the homeless guys and also Makoto's estranged dad - is seen in his debut scene with his arm around a nude but nipple-free blow-up doll, his hand wandering over the breasts at one point. INTENSE VIOLENCE: While the beatings of the homeless guys and Makoto's attempt at breaking his own arm to shock the crowd at RIZE's concert are bloodless, the same can't be said for the flashback to the worker's busted-up legs in the story Sly told Yamai about the "heavenly sound" he's been looking to recreate, or some of the bloodier violence shown during the quick-n-dirty series recap. There's also a middle school student holding a knife with blood he used to stab his buddy offscreen in an earlier confrontation, for what that's worth. Profanity consisted of twenty-one uses of "hell", seventeen of "pain in the ass", ten of "shit" (one as "bullshit"), seven of "bastard" (two of them plural), five of "damn", two of "pissed", and one each of "pussy", "bitching", "suck", and "crap". Written profanities are twofold and are limited to Sly's web resume: the fictitious artist "SHIT EATER" and the project "FUCK'N LIVE", which was actually the second of RIZE's concert DVDs.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (anime #12), TV-14DLSV (drama special)

On account of the special being at least 20 minutes longer than I expected and the limited time frame I had preventing me from figuring out any appropriate commercial breaks, the rating screencaps for it will be on indefinite hold until further notice. So instead, have these statistics, where the "appearances" account for whoever's on-screen or speaking while the rating bug is active.

MOST COMMON RATING: TV-14LV (3)
RUNNER-UP RATINGS: TV-PGV, TV-14L, and TV-14LSV (2 each)
THE OTHERS: TV-PG, TV-PGLV, and TV-14DL (1 each)
TOTAL RATING VARIETY: 7
BLANKET RATING: TV-14LV

01A: Makoto Majima (VO), miscellaneous
01B: Makoto Majima, Yoshioka, Mion Kurashina
02A: Kyoichi Ozaki, miscellaneous
02B: Makoto Majima, Yoshioka, Masaru Taniguchi, miscellaneous
03A: Makoto Majima, Tomomi Isogai, miscellaneous
03B: Makoto Majima, Takashi Andou (VO), Yoshioka, 140 Ryusei, Gong Saito, Cheadle Yokoi, miscellaneous
04A: Makoto Majima, miscellaneous
04B: Makoto Majima, Yasuhiro Nanjou, Akihiro Matsuda, miscellaneous
05A: Makoto Majima, Ritsuko Majima, miscellaneous
05B: Makoto Majima, Ritsuko Majima, Gaotai Lin, miscellaneous
06A: Yamamoto (masked), miscellaneous
06B: Makoto Majima, Hiroto Ikeuchi (VO), Crow
07A: Makoto Majima, Reiichiro Yokoyama
07B: Makoto Majima, Takashi Andou (VO), Hiroto Ikeuchi, Shadow
08A: Kazushi Ohnuki
08B: Makoto Majima, Yui Ohnuki, Kazushi Ohnuki
09A: Fumika Jounouchi, Kouzou Tsukamoto, Zenji Sekiya
09B: Makoto Majima, Takashi Andou, Yoshioka, miscellaneous
10A: Makoto Majima (VO)
10B: Makoto Majima, Chihiro Hayama, Tsukasa Hayama (VO), miscellaneous
11A: Makoto Majima, miscellaneous
11B: Makoto Majima, Takashi Andou, Ritsuko Majima, Shungui Guo
12A: N/A
12B: Makoto Majima, Tomomi Isogai

19 appearances: Makoto Majima (2 VO only)
4 appearances: Takashi Andou (2 VO only), Yoshioka
3 appearances: Ritsuko Majima
2 appearances: Hiroto Ikeuchi (1 VO only), Tomomi Isogai, Kazushi Ohnuki
1 appearance: Kyoichi Ozaki, Reiichiro Yokoyama, Masaru Taniguchi, Crow, Shadow, Shungui Guo, Gaotai Lin, etc.
Big Losers: Saru Saito, Zero-One, Mitsuki Fujimoto, Minoru & Tamotsu

Misc. Appearances: 13
Zero Appearances: 1

And here's a fancy graphic I made in Photoshop showing off the top 3 and the mechanics behind the tie-breaker for second/third place.

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Mayo Chiki! #8: It's My First Time

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Decent amount of nudity this episode. Between Subaru spending the "hot springs" portion of the episode in the buff with some shots showing her exposed ass and her crotch above the genitalia area (or "genitarea", as I might start calling it), and Nakuru's "Drunken Disrobement" during the festival portion's battle royale segment leaving Usami and Kureha physically naked with necessary censors, I felt the subrating necessary, to a degree.

DIALOGUE CONCERN: Jiro refers to Nakuru's doujin depicting him and Subaru as a yaoi couple an "erotic novel" (which it is, but that's beside the point).

PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-14S

The Qwaser of Stigmata #9: Atomis of Twin Masks, Part 2

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SEXUAL CONTENT RUNDOWN: Yu rips off part of Teresa's top as she's hanging in the warehouse he's commandeered, sucking at her breast twice and drawing milk once. Her breasts are still exposed by the time Sasha rushes over to said warehouse to rescue her. Katja drinks from Hana's breast to get a soma recharge, with the nipple still covered by her sling bikini clearly hard. Mafuyu takes off her bra and has an unconscious Sasha drink from her tits to give him his own soma recharge, complete with a metaphorical portrait representation.

OBLIGATORY VIOLENCE: The flashback to Aoi realizing she killed the real Yu - the moment that led her to take on her brother as a split personality - apparently features Yu's body in a pool of blood, but it's monochromed and stylized such that it's hard to tell. Katja uses copper wire to impale Yu/Aoi near the climax of the fight - no in-the-moment blood, but a spreading stain on their torso after. And finally, Sasha finishes off Yu/Aoi with a stab from the stainless steel sword he conjured up, the blood spray silhouetted, and a brief bit of blood from their mouth.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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And, for the inner Kyle Pope in you and I...

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Wild 7 Another #4: Red Grass/Meadow Disease

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This could've gotten away with a TV-PGLV, between the violence throughout Japo, Looks and Hanpen's encounter with the car thieves falling into the categories of either "cool explosions" or "bloodless shootings", and the worst profanities being two uses of "bastard" (one plural) and one of "son of a bitch". But with a decent level of life-or-death tension surrounding the Ancient Militia holding Shino and Reporter Sasaki at gunpoint (and Nagashima negotiating for their survival), and a brief shot of Hanpen that makes it look like she's topless instead of just wearing a tube top, I felt it was better leaving the rating a little high. Other profanities included three uses each of "dammit" and "ass" (one each as "asses", "dumbass", and "pain-in-the-ass"), and two of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Wicked City

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Late last year, with no March Madness to sate my bracketology cravings and the Toonami Audience Takeover Bracket planting inspiration within me, I sought to make another bracket in the vein of the ones I used to blog Baccano! in 2016 and watch To Love-Ru in 2017. This time, it was focused on anime movies, with 64 competing against one another; none of which were Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale, which I deeply regret now that I've seen two characters from that movie hold important cameos in a recent Toonami episode. After weeks of purely personal deliberation, it came down to two: the 1987 Yoshiaki Kawajiri cult classic Wicked City, and Studio 4C's 2006 adaptation of the Taiyo Matsumoto manga Tekkonkinkreet. The victor of this final battle - taking the form of a comparative discussion I had while driving through rural Licking County one morning - I would watch to ring in 2021, and also celebrate 2000 iterations of my schedule of shows on my extensive content ratings log. It was nearly dead even, and a mix of schedule-specific reasons - among them the "timeslot" lengths of each movie and the potential presence of other programs for its specific iteration - resulted in my declaring Wicked City the winner. And once I received Discotek's Blu-Ray release of the movie for Christmas, I was all set to celebrate a new year of anime by popping it in and watching it. The Streamline Dub from '93, to be specific.

Overall content-wise, I was expecting the film to be bloodier than it was. Plenty of Black Worlders get killed throughout the film, most often by either Taki and his special firearm or Makie and her sharpened extendable fingernails, but next to none of them were bloody in any way. The most "graphic" moments were Taki punching one Black Worlder in the face so hard his eyeballs popped out of their sockets, and Makie slicing off the eyeball stalks of another's demon form, but not even they were bloody. Outside of one moment in the final battle where main antagonist Mr. Shadow gets stabbed between the eyes with the cross from a church roof, all the blood that's spilled is limited to Taki, who gets stabbed in the gut at one point and lashed across the back countless times at another. And both times, the blood was never really "in the moment". Sure, the former incident had blood spurt out as the elbow-blade used to stab him was pulled out, and the latter featured blood running down his arms and staining his suit, but the impacts themselves were offscreen. Really, it was a toss-up as to whether to keep it TV-MA plain or throw in a graphic violence subrating like HBO or Showtime would've. (Because whatever gets more butts in seats...) One coin flip later, it was decided to keep it at a TV-MA.

Or should I say, TV-MAS. Because oh boy, there was no mistaking the presence nor the amount of sex stuff in this film.

Truth be told, I knew it was going to get this rating as far back as when I watched the first 6.75 minutes for the movie's "Final Four" round against Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust (which excelled in plot progression and "show, don't tell" presentation, but not so much in character-based worldbuilding), namely the scene where Taki has sex with a Black World woman; she sucks his dick, he does it with her in all the positions - cowgirl, doggy style, and normal - and almost gets bitten by her vagina dentata (what a wonderful phrase!). But the Spider Woman and her web-shooter mouth-pussy are just the tip of the iceberg as far as Wicked City's deep well of sexual content is concerned. Notable scenes of sexual congress include Makie's ex Jin going to first and third base with her simultaneously (with a close-up of the crotch-rubbing), Mayart having an encounter at a soapland brothel with another secret Black World woman which involves him sucking her tits (and mention of her inability to lactate), Makie being mouth-raped by a demon parasite, her being regular-raped by three of Shadow's minions (a foursome taking place when Taki arrives to save her being of notable mention), and the consensual copulation Taki and Makie share in the main hall of a church before the final battle takes place. And that's without mentioning all the exposed breasts and visible nipples... Truly, the sexuality was brimming all throughout Wicked City, and it makes me wonder how much of it Kawajiri managed to cram into Ninja Scroll before SyFy took the majority of it to the cutting room floor.

As for profanities, I'm surprised Streamline didn't "punch it up" as much as high impact sexually violent '80s anime normally was; the punching up Macek and his team did was more subtle, like aging up Taki by three years and adding 1,000 yen to his monthly salary. But there was still language in there, consisting of five uses each of "goddamn" (one as "goddammit"), "damn" and "hell", four each of "shit" (one as "bullshit") and "bitch" (two as "son of a bitch"), and one each of "bastard", "piss", and "Jesus".

Next time I post, I'll have content rating clips active for two series: for the "dubbed line" Air served as the experiment for, we have KyoAni's understated 2006 classic Kanon, and serving as IWGP's follow-up in the "seasonal line", I'm getting controversial by diving head-first into revenge fantasy adaptation Redo of Healer. Quite the striking contrast, wouldn't you say?

[makoto says "mendokusei"]

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Thought I should get this out of the way while there's still time...

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #8: Money burns a hole in the pocket

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The flashback to Kambe witnessing the aftermath of Shigemaru's murder of Sayuri features the latter's body with bloodstains on the chest, hand and floor, as well as a horrified eyes-wide-open expression and a blood trickle from her mouth. In a similar vein, though the aftermath of the still-alive Shigemaru's presumed killings of Cho and Takei don't present any bodies - hence why it's "presumed" - there's still a decent amount of blood spillage on the floor by where they were, complete with hand print on the nearby glass-walled containment cell, and some after-the-fact blood is also present on Cho's belongings - minus his broken glasses and unmarred lucky dice - in the plastic baggie they were dumped into.

14 CAUSE-FOR-CONCERN OF THE MOMENT: Suzue takes Kambe into a bedroom and hides themselves under the sheets to talk with him without HEUSC spying, though out-of-context, it may look like they're committing incest. Kato certainly considered so when they emerged from the room not long later.

PROFANITY TALLY: Six uses of "damn", two of "hell", and one each of "bastard" and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

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Redo of Healer #1: The Healer Starts Over!

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Here it is, folks. My first dive into seasonal anime controversy surrounding the heinous crime of depicting fictional sexual assault in a medium not meant for the complainers in question, complete with ANN expressing belief it should be canceled without outright saying so. And yet, this first episode hardly had any sexual assault, or even rape in it at all. In fact, the sole moment of copulation this episode was actually consensual! If we exclude the teaser scene seen in the clip below, that is.

The scene that earned this episode its rating in full was one where Keyaru, fresh off of being declared the Hero of Recovery in his redo, is approached for sex by a lusty maid. The scene features the maid in partial undress - topless with nips exposed (in the uncensored version) but with the god-tier panties-garterbelt-stockings combo left on. The explicity starts out with the maid stroking Keyaru's crotch, noting that he's feeling "pretty heroic down here", and moving her panties to the side to ride his dick, complete with soft moans. While the contact had with Keyaru's member is out-of-frame for the most part, especially concerning portrayal of the genitalia, it's still clearly sex, complete with orgasm accentuated with phrases from both Keyaru and the maid concerning his eventual release. Cap it off with a brief montage of more encounters Keyaru had with the castle maids - including two girl-on-tops, one blowjob, one from-behind-against-the-window, one cowgirl-and-facesitting combo, and a fivesome, those last two all-nude - and this episode certainly earned it.

I was hoping it'd be TV-MASV - to the point where I even broke out the old "Super Violence" bumper from [as]'s broadcast of Blood+ to play before the episode proper started - but if we're being honest, there was no real violence I'd consider "graphic". The closest we get to in-the-moment violence are the images Keyaru witnesses of Kureha's arm loss as he uses his healing to reverse said arm loss, which includes her stabbing a demon in the neck with an in-the-moment blood spray presented from two angles, and a brief flash of her losing her arm from two angles, the one showing her arm stump being solid red and technically a still. A little too stylistic to be MAV material. MA straight, maybe, but not MAV. The same can't be said for what ultimately happens to the abusive Sword Hero Blade in Keyaru's first go-round, where the Demon King - following the Shimabara sisters' example by being female - launches an attack at her that results in her body (seen moments after Keyaru finishes her off) being mangled and bloodied with twisted limbs and everything. No close-up, though; the focus of that scene was the discarded elixir Flare took to heal herself in secret. For someone who was expecting a head to be blown off based off of debatable spoilers on /a/, I'm a little disappointed. Let's hope next episode's events, particularly the embodiment of "high impact sexual violence", pull through in that regard.

PROFANITY TALLY: A single use of "dammit". I don't expect any language subratings to come this show's way, but it's still something I do out of habit and courtesy.

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

Kanon 2006 #1: Silver Overture
Kanon 2006 #2: Introit in the Snow

Kanon 2006 #3: A Forgotten Partita

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Three episodes in, and it's living up to its ADV-era blanket rating quite nicely.

#1: The only PG set for this one is a brief scene where Nayuki is seen taking off her pajama robe and revealing her bra. There's a little bit of cleavage, but her half-nudity (because she's seen from above the belt in-frame) is purely incidental. There's no close-ups, no dutch angles, no slow pans, nothing male gaze-y in the slightest. Something your kids could watch with parental supervision, true to the rating provided.

#2: Here we had one use of "frickin'" from Yuuichi and a brief shot of a naked guy posing for the local high school's art club (ass out)...

#3: ... and here there's one "crap" from Yuuichi and a "fantasy violence" concern with Mai using a sword to slash the first-person POV.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PG (all three)

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #11: EDGELORD
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 #12: NOSTALGIA

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#11: INTENSE VIOLENCE: In his perspective of the incident that triggered his post-human status, Takashi is shot in the torso by a group of Airborne Troopers, with the typical bloody results and some after-the-fact trickles present from his nose and mouth. The Thinkpol-induced "beating" death of Yamada by several faceless students also had some fair after-the-fact blood and facial bruises as the end result, though the offscreen impacts were brutal enough to balance it. Of course, that's without mentioning the simulated blood in Takashi's "Airborne Troopers" video game. MISCELLANEOUS 14 SETS: Though nothing is outright said, the fact that Takashi's classmate Kanami is seen leaving a classroom during the Airborne Troopers' raid in nothing but her bra and panties - and after Yamada left at that - seemed to suggest sexual abuse on the latter's part, foreshadowed by him telling his students earlier that they have all these "sexual urges" inside them they just can't ignore. Profanity was just a single use of "pissed".

#12: INTENSE VIOLENCE: The incident with the corrupt cops in the boonies near Takashi's uncle's hometown, full stop. One of the cops shoots a guy they took out to execute in the back - though the impact was both at a distance and offscreen - while the local paratrooper steps in and guns down the three corrupt suits and the accessory to the crime that was a local policeman: first three in the chest, fourth in the back, and the first one also gotten in the head and run over for good measure. However, a stray shot from the local cop also unfortunately struck Takashi's cousin Yuzu in the chest, straight through the heart. The impact was unseen initially to provide dramatic weight for when it showed up, and the bloodstain resulting was rather small, as fatal as it was. Profanity consisted of nine uses of "hell", and one each of "shit" and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (#11), TV-14LV (#12)

Mayo Chiki! #9: I Will Go Out on a Journey for a While

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SEXUAL SITUATIONS: After a first act of hardly anything objectionable happening, and an eyecatch featuring some pantyshots and puffy vulva, Jirou trips over nothings like harem protags do and accidentally pulls down Usami's top; she isn't rendered completely topless as a result like with Subaru, but it still ends with Jirou's hand on her boob, and two squeezes for audience emphasis.

SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Which then leads to Kanade tricking the wait staff of the maid cafe where this episode took place that he has an "extreme maid fetish" (and a secondary attraction to garterbelts). This swerve results in nine uses of the phrase "maid fetish" - one as "maid fetishist" - Kureha proclaiming Jirou to be a "treasure chest of horniness", Nakuru trying to cheer her up by claiming that "fetishes are the first step to happiness", Usami's claim that Kanade told her Jirou tied the latter to a bed and tickled her with a featherduster (with Jirou rebutting by asking if he "looks like a pervert who's into that kind of eccentric play"), some mentions of seduction as Kanade has Usami show Jirou her garterbelts to prove he isn't into that sort of thing, and his somehow successful attempt at resisting his admitted love for maids and garterbelts leading Usami to conclude that he doesn't have any "perverted tendencies". Also, one of the waiters at the butler cafe Subaru is roped into working at teases her by saying she (presumed he) could repay her for the damage she caused to the restaurant with her body as opposed to work, and then expresses surprise that she's "really into BL" when she takes it seriously.

PROFANITY TALLY: Two variations of "damn", one of which was "dammit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DS

Corpse Princess: Aka #12: Dawn
Corpse Princess: Aka #13: Funeral Program for a Contracted Monk

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#12: INTENSE VIOLENCE: The bloodstain result of the possessed Ouri stabbing Keisei in the gut from the previous episode; Akasha's zadan arms slamming Keisei against the wall right in his earlier stab wound, worsening the stain and causing him to spit up blood; Akasha then plucking out one of Keisei's eyes for later use, the removal cast in silhouette and the resultant blood brief; and a decent amount of after-the-fact blood by the time Keisei is seen dying, and is later gone. By comparison, Makina's downright awesome takedown of Kowaku - which included her firing both of her guns into his torso and making him explode - was bloodless. Profanities for the sub included two uses each of "bastard" and "damn" (one of the latter as "damning"), and one of "hellish". For the dub, it was two uses each of "bastard" and "hell" (one of the latter as "hellish"), and one of "damning".

#13: The flashbacks accompanying Takamine's long-awaited consolidated rundown on the lore surrounding the Shikabane and the Kougon Sect's elimination of them feature plenty of flashbacks to previous moments of violence, including the battles with the Shikabane Hagino, the Shikabane Hikaru and her companions, and the Shikabane Mitsuyoshi, as well as after-the-fact blood like when Isaki's corpse was found in that alley, or - in a later recap sequence serving as Ouri's reflection on his past and recent history with Keisei - the blood smear after the ghost cat (before it became a ghost) got hit by a car. The latter sequence also included the gravure idol mags Ouri spilled back in episode 1, up to and including the topless hand-boobs girl. No profanities for the sub, while the dub had one use each of "ass" and "hell", both recapped from episode 4.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#12 both versions), TV-14V (#13 sub), TV-14SV (#13 dub)

With this, my time watching subbed Corpse Princess is complete. Once I start Kuro, it's dub-only from there on out.

Wild 7 Another #5: Elcatraz (Hell's Island)

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: The titular mercenary training island commander's reason for allowing women to train under him as mercenaries: "With their tits and ass sticking out, they're even easier targets." A lesser concern is a mercenary trainee responding to Japo's regimen to determine their worthiness to join Team Wild by saying that "anybody who doesn't have any balls" should back off.

PROFANITY TALLY: Besides the above-mentioned ass-word, there were four uses of "hell", two of "crap", and one each of "bitching" and "pissed".

FINAL RATING: TV-14D

This is going to be a very interesting season indeed, and that's without even getting to the second J-drama I have planned to cover. 😈

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One controversy closes, and another opens, but only ajar.

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #11: Aria of Straying

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Hyatt's team's full-frontal (non-nude) assault on Solomon's hideout brought with it plenty of bloody violence, most often in the form of still images and animation cels of soldiers getting shot through the chest. Plenty of named characters also bled some, including Chris getting shot in the shoulder, Amanda shooting Nelson in the arm, Bishop in the leg, and pistol-whipping Dana in the face, and Hyatt shooting Amanda's gun out of her hand during his Big Damn Heroes moment.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Alice in Borderland (J-Drama) #1: Episode 1
Alice in Borderland (J-Drama) #2: Episode 2

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Normally I try and avoid shows that are hyped up by word of mouth, but the combination of an impressive trailer and a lukewarm review from Anime News Network inspired me to continue the "J-Drama ratings" experiment started by IWGP with a more modern, higher-budget affair the likes of which are rarely seen in Japanese live-action, especially those based off of anime and/or manga. Big thanks to @naraku360 for the mostly unintentional recommendation.

#1: Let's talk those lasers from above that kill players who either choose poorly, leave the game arena, or let their visas expire. Or as I like to call them, "heavenly laser beams", or HLBs. One strikes down the schoolgirl accompanying our three protagonists and the OL veteran in the debut game of Survive or Die, while another finishes off a bloodied man who warns them about the current inability to escape the games for good. The former of the two HLB strikes featured a brief shot of the girl's body post-mortem; no blood, but a scorching entry wound and a blood trickle from her out-of-configuration right eye, which was more than a little disturbing. Chota's leg getting burned very badly from one of the rooms they escaped setting alight only worsened things, so I felt it appropriate to follow the Netflix baseline. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "shit" (one as "shitty"), two each of "damn" and "hell", and one each of "fuck", "ass", and "crap".

#2: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Only one non-flashback HLB death this episode, courtesy of the only participant in the "Find the Apartment Safe Zone While Running From the Gunman in the Horse Mask" game to attempt an out-of-bounds escape. The gunman in question wound up killing six other participants - a businessman who was offscreened, and a middle-aged woman, two twentysomething ladies, a realtor who offered exposition on the games, and the partner of the resident tough-as-nails badass Aguni - with his gun, all with bloody results, and managed to do some damage to Karube and Aguni with his backup machete; Karube took the blade edge to his abdomen, and Aguni to his face's left side. But all that was child's play compared to the fates that awaited the taggers - the aforementioned one and the second one guarding the safe zone - after Arisu and Rock Climber Girl cleared the game; bomb collars that explode upon failure and leave massive blood splatters. We only saw the result in-action for the second tagger, but the first suffered the same fate, only offscreen. NOT-SO-EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT: A flashback reveals that Shibuki was having sex with her boss in a hotel room when she was brought to the universe of the game, and she later engages in coitus with Chota - even guiding him towards getting to second base - both with no nipples if you can believe it. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "damn" and one of "fucking".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MA (#1), TV-MAV (#2)

Redo of Healer #2: The Healer Ruins Princess Flare!
Redo of Healer #3: The Healer Buys a Slave!
Redo of Healer #4: The Healer Acquires Setsuna!

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Oh man. Ohhhhhhhhh man. Here we fuckin' go.

#2: EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS: If I were a less complex man, I'd just say "Keyaru rapes Flare" and leave it at that. But I'm not, so I'm also going to explain that said rape scene included extensive nudity, a fingering scene, a rough from-behind thrusting, an obligatory piss puddle, and televised anime's first dickslap across the face. And that's without mentioning all the straight and gay sex a drugged-out-of-his-mind Keyaru was forced into for the six months prior. Lots of women riding his dick - one of whom had him lick up purple drank from between her breasts - and guys thrusting into his behind, with one instance being an assfuck-blowjob combo, with snowballing between the two tops post-Keyaru's climax. (Oh, and there was offscreen consensual sex between Keyaru and Flare after he mindwiped her, made himself look older, and renamed themselves Keyarga and Freiya too, I guess.) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Come to think of it, I don't think I've had a case before now where I had a TV-MASV episode with rape but no excessive bloody violence. Even the infamous episode 10 of SAO Alicization had an exploding eyeball and three disembodied arms to go along with it... The brutality of Keyaru's assault on Flare tipped that scale by being both controversial by design and a rough watch for those who thought SAO went too far by having sexual assault to begin with. Add to that the scene where he broke her fingers by hand - which elicited sharp screams of pain and left mangling and massive bruises - and it's as bad as non-bloody graphic violence gets. And even then, it was obfuscated slightly by the scene before the torture even began, where Keyaru, disguised as palace guard commander Leonard, killed Flare's two female personal guards, which naturally had bloody results. The initial shot framed it like it was a beheading, but a later shot of their bodies showed their heads still attached, so really that scene was intense/MA-plain by way of inconsistency. NONEXISTENT TV-MAD CORNER: Multiple mentions of Keyaru's "rod" by himself and Flare/Freiya, most famously the "this rod or mine" bit where he threatened her with a red-hot poker up her snatch in place of his dick. There was also him talking about "going soft" and "not getting hard" for Flare prior to that scene. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "hell" and one of "fuck".

#3: EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT: The flashback to a typical night of abuse Keyaru suffered at the hands of his adventuring party provided plenty to justify the rating. First we had Keyaru licking drugs off of Flare's pussy and bringing her to climax in the process, followed up with her stomping on his dick for getting hard from it and forcing him to autofellate for added humiliation. After that, Blade fingered herself while attempting to get off on tasting Flare's body through making out with Keyaru, not knowing the last thing he had in his mouth was his own dick (which would explain why she vomited all over his crotch, beyond her whole misandry deal). And finally, we had Bullet sneaking up behind Keyaru, groping his crotch, and after a brief bipolar episode where he smacked him, "apologized" by doing him up the ass like Donovan did Guts. However, to help balance it out, a scene was included where Keyarga - for whom the experiences above consisted a PTSD nightmare of his - woke up next to a topless Freiya, and had offscreen sex with her before going to the river to reflect on how different things are. PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell".

#4: EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT: Two sex scenes between Keyarga and Setsuna happen: the first consists of Setsuna sucking Keyaru's dick (which he calls "her future") twice and then getting thrust into by him, all with the usual unseen dick; and the second has him doing her from behind while outdoors. Both are nude in both cases. GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: No rape this time, though Keyaru's first round of copulation with Setsuna technically counts as coercion, but what accounted instead was quite the spectacle. Keyarga's attack against the mercenary soldiers terrorizing Setsuna's village included plenty of bloody violence and dismemberment, often in the form of Keyarga slicing soldiers in two with brightly colored blood sprays (with one slashed across the neck, the spray there massive), and lesser but still bloody blows provided by Setsuna and the other warriors of the Ice Wolf Clan. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "hell" and one of "shit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MASV (#2 and #4), TV-MAS (#3)

Kanon 2006 #4: Holiday Caprice

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Y'know, this one could've gotten away with a TV-G, considering there was hardly anything objectionable at all within. There were some mild PG sets in the form of some very brief cleavage on Makoto after what appears to be a shower, and her proclaiming that she "thought she was dead" while going "demon-hunting" with Yuuichi and Mai in the school late at night, but I'm not at the point where I'd consider PG sets in the next episode preview as PG sets for the episode preceding. Ultimately, I gave it the typical minimum based on Mai holding her sword upon Yuuichi crossing her path at the episode's tail end. What would parents think of their young child watching a girl holding a weapon context-free all by themselves?

FINAL RATING: TV-PG

Mayo Chiki! #10: Let's Eat

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14 SETS GALORE: One of the gaming research club's members complains about having to play eroge at the school instead of at home. During the re-enactment of Nakuru's Jiro/Subaru erotic friend fiction, Usami (in the role of "Barusu") has her top come open to reveal some absolute cleavage, with Nakuru's own cleavage given some air time as well. One of the three waitresses from the maid cafe last episode assumes Jiro really is a pervert based on how he's portrayed in the fighting game Kanade made for Kureha's sweet 16. There were some dialogue-level innuendos, such as the mature maid saying she'll "give her master a love injection" and Subaru confessing she wants to "bury her face" in Kanade's chest, but those were during the eyecatches and next episode preview, so I opted not to count them. Consider it balance for the over-rating on Kanon.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "damn" and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Corpse Princess: Kuro #1: Path of Light
Corpse Princess: Kuro #2: My Enemy
Corpse Princess: Kuro #3: Beloved Aberration

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As I feared, this season is already faster-paced than the last, and with characters acting like dicks for no reason on top of it. 😒

#1: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Inuhiko teases Nozomi by claiming Ouri wants to "fondle girls' big ol' breasts", while giving her the nickname "Boobs MacGoo". (It's fine, but it ain't no "Breast Goddess".) Umehara tries to explain away the anime girl figurines in his robe by blaming their presence on a "pervy pervert". One of Umehara's Shikabane Hime, the American otaku Flesh Backbone, calls Ouri a "fairly aggressive pervert"... SEXUAL SITUATIONS: ...after he accidentally touches her breasts while doing his "catch the rabbit" training. A flashback to him accidentally groping Nozomi in episode 9 is also presented, as is a gratuitous hot springs scene with Itsuki in the nude, her breasts hidden by the waters. INTENSE VIOLENCE: Akasha's Shikabane Hime's guts falling out of her upper half is once more recapped, but this time with a filter. Akasha in the present stabs the two monks guarding Makina's captivity quarters in the back with knives, and one in the front with another, with minor blood results. The latter monk, who turns into a Shikabane despite such a thing being presumed impossible (he really hated Shikabane Hime as a concept), gets his head slammed into a bloody mess against a rock by a freed-by-Ouri Makina. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "bastard", and one each of "damn" and "crap".

#2: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Outside of Makina's murder of the monk-turned-Shikabane from above, the biggest moment of violence here was Hazama attacking Makina with his centipedes, prompting a blood spray from an offscreen impact. (Makina returned the favor by shooting at said centipedes, causing pain from Hazama but no blood.) OBLIGATORY SENSUALITY: Flesh flipping up Kamika's skirt so Umehara could take pics. It wasn't stated that was happening, but the implication's all there. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "hell", and one each of "bastard" and "piss".

#3: SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Purely nudity this time, first with Makina changing outfits for her half of training, and later with Itsuki and Flesh hanging out in the nearby bath, with a couple of ass shots and nipple-free sideboobs; bonus points for Flesh's bouncing. INNUENDO OF THE WEEK: Flesh calls Umehara "one of the smallest batteries on the market", which my uncle is convinced was a small penis joke. PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14DLSV (#1), TV-14V (#2), TV-14S (#3)

Wild 7 Another #6: Rush/Boarding

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Of all the exchanges of gunfire this episode - one of which actually wound up hitting Japo from an improbable angle - the only blood came from Murata, one of the Super Japan Construction employees held hostage on the Double Sea - getting shot dead while running for his life upon Japo and Hanpen's arrival, the blood missing in-the-moment but splattering on Japo's face following his collapse.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "bastard", "half-assed", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

Variety truly is the spice of life, no matter how much of a NEET you are.

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Why yes, this is a monthly thing now.

AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave #12: The Silent Achievement

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Finish one pre-00's anime...

INTENSE VIOLENCE: Gash shoots Amanda multiple times as penalty for screwing up twice with brief bloody results. One of Gash's bullets hits Hyatt in the leg during their shootout. Amanda uses her last moments to finish off Gash with a shot to the neck, also with blood. Culten uses wall-mounted lasers to take out the Solomon troops meant to keep watch over him, with other grunts getting shot by Bishop (with Chris assisting), the latter with bloody results. And Hyatt finishes off Culten by shooting him through the right lens of his glasses, a trickle of blood resulting post-collapse.

PROFANITY TALLY: Four uses of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #9: A golden key can open any door

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INTENSE VIOLENCE: Primarily the flashbacked-to flashbacks of Kato shooting the robber in the arm/teller in the chest that led to his transfer to Modern Crimes (which turns out to have been more therapeutic than disciplinary), but some blood splatter transition effects in the brief scene where Cho got stabbed by Shigemaru, and the mild after-the-fact results of Kambe getting his ass kicked by the bodyguard of his dad's arms dealer buddy are welcome additions, as unfortunate as the both of them are.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "hell" and one of "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

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Alice in Borderland (J-Drama) #3: Episode 3

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GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Arisu is visited by the specter of Tagger 2, who has prominent blood stains on her face and neck, and flashes back to her death while trying to disable the helmet-collar device he's fitted with during this episode's "game". At the game's end, Karube's own helmet-collar device has the latter half explode, resulting in a decently sized blood splatter and the few seconds before his post-mortem collapse revealing that it took out a chunk of his neck. Chota and Saori meet the same fate, as per the rules, but being the only one witnessed by Arisu himself, we too only get to see Karube's death.

BONUS SEXUAL CONTENT: Saori flashbacks to getting fucked by her manager for a promotion, clearly in a from-behind position but angled such that we don't even see nudity on her end.

PROFANITY TALLY: Eight uses of "damn", two of "fuck" (one as "fucking"), and one each of "bitch" and "half-assed".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAV

The Legend of Black Heaven #1: Stairway to Heaven

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...and another steps up to take its place.

SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Oji's idea of "heaven"/the "dream" Layla offers him is having a one-night affair with her, mentally conveyed as a stylistic portrayal of her in a riding position in the nude, with her nipples outlined but not explicitly detailed, and the associated sounds of pleasure being sensual sighs as opposed to guttural moans.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "shit", "goddammit", "bastard", "damn", "hell", and "Christ".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LS

Redo of Healer #5: The Healer Finds a New Toy!
Redo of Healer #6: The Healer Sheds Blood and Tears!
Redo of Healer #7: The Healer Enforces Justice!
Redo of Healer #8: The Healer Meets the Demon King!

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#5: OBLIGATORY SEX SCENES: Two of them. First a threesome by the riverbed where Keyarga fucks Setsuna while Freiya eats her out, with the latter two switching places for the second round. The second is Keyarga's "harem induction" of Kureha, which includes him eating her out and then thrusting into her, the latter action even featuring some blood from her hymen getting broke. (For those wondering, yes, she was a little bit drugged during the whole thing.) There's also some brief shots of Jioral Kingdom soldiers raping demihuman women when Keyarga fills Kureha's head with visions of the army's various atrocities. BONUS VIOLENCE: Setsuna slashes deserting soldier Muruta to death with unseen impact but prominent blood splatter, and Keyarga temporarily loses his arm during his fight with Kureha. PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell".

#6: OBLIGATORY SEX SCENES: Hoo boy. While not as lengthy, uncomfortable (emphasis on as) and intertwined with violence as Keyaru's revenge on Flare in episode 2, this episode did have rape in it, in the form of flashbacks to the women of his home village being assaulted by Leonard and his men - with Leonard taking Keyaru's mother figure Anna all for himself - as well as Keyarga's revenge against Leonard, which involves giving him a feminine body and leaving him to get gangraped by four nude drugged-up soldiers. In an act that's more "forced sex" than anything, there's also a flashback where Norn forces Keyaru to eat her out and then pisses on his face during climax, as payment for keeping the truth of his then-current wellness secret. The most consensual act of the bunch was Keyarga getting over the loss of Anna (who died in a less brutal but much more ambiguous manner than the original source) by roughly fucking Freiya and Setsuna, complete with ejaculatory juices. BONUS VIOLENCE: Lots of after-the-fact blood splatters from the soldiers Keyaru killed while trying to reach Anna. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "bastard", two of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch"), two of "dick" (yet three of "chin-chin"), two of "damn", and one of "hell".

#7: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Keyaru's revenge against the executioners of his home village include him "healing" at least eleven soldiers into explosions of blood, with a couple more exploding thanks to the extra effects he made to the magic barrier they later activate. During the riot that ensues during his escape, the head executioner Taretoya is impaled through the chest by a sword wielded by a random villager. OBLIGATORY SEX SCENE: After twenty minutes of pure violence and the closest thing to sexual content being Norn stomping on her pet human's crotch, we have Keyarga fucking Setsuna from behind, and later Freiya in the cowgirl position, all three of them nude and with Freiya's nipples pinched and twisted during her turn. PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "bastard" (one plural) and two of "damn".

#8: OBLIGATORY SEX SCENE: Eve wakes up to the sight of Keyarga having another threesome with Freiya and Setsuna, apparently thrusting into both at once (I'm guessing he was pleasuring one of them with his knee), and then standing over Eve with his erect dick (conveyed through a wagging shadow) over her face. BONUS VIOLENCE: One of the cow demon bounty hunters shoots Eve in the leg with an arrow, conveyed as an end result only, and Keyarga deals with him by having blood sprays burst all over his body, killing him. Not the blood explosions from episodes 4 and 7 I'm used to, and as such, it remains a mere MA set. PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "dammit".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAS (#5, #6, and #8), TV-MASV (#7)

Kanon 2006 #5: Demon's Serenade
Kanon 2006 #6: A Mysterious Divertimento
Kanon 2006 #7: The Runaway and the Kitten's Fugue

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#5: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Makoto calls Yuuichi a "pervert" as part of an otherwise clean response to him walking in on her while she was bathing, and later he asks her to get him some "porno mags" - which he describes as making readers feel "tingly and excited" - to make a point about her being much more childish than she claims. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "freakin'" and one of "crap".

#6: MODERATE VIOLENCE: In a mostly audial example, the horror movie Yuuichi goes to see with Ayu features violence constant and loud enough to send the latter cowering in fear for the entire runtime. All we see is a blurry shot of something bursting and spraying, and the only indication we get of what's going on is Yuuichi commenting that a character's body exploded. MISCELLANEOUS CONTENT: Makoto calling Yuuichi a "pervert" as he jokingly threatens to take off his towel, and Shiori informing Yuuichi she won't answer any questions concerning her "weight or body measurements". PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "crap" for actual profanities, and one of "retard" for offensive slurs.

#7: "Holy freakin' crap, what the hell!?" t. Yuuichi's reaction to Makoto dropping a stray kitten over a pedestrian bridge and into the overpass. (Luckily, Truck-kun saved it.) Other profanities included one other use of "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGDL (#5), TV-PGV (#6), TV-PG (#7)

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan #1: At a Confessional
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan #2: Mutsu-kabe Hill
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan #3: Millionaire Village

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#1: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: The Confessor's story ends with him getting beheaded by the demon spirit possessing his daughter, with the usual bloody results expected of JoJo. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses each of "shit", "bastard" (one plural), and "ass" (one as "asswipe"), and one each of "asshole", "freakin'", "dammit", and "hell".

#2: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Gunpei dying from falling backwards and puncturing his skull with a club is cause for concern enough, but Naoko's efforts to stop his wound's profuse bleeding prove pushed it further with how much it produced with each movement. Her accidentally puncturing his skull while trying to burn the wound shut with a hot spoon was probably the closest thing to "violence" by definition there was. TV-MAD CORNER: More a cause for concern than anything, but the heavy implication that the young girl Rohan ran into on the titular hill was the product of Naoko fucking Gunpei's corpse. PROFANITY TALLY: Two uses of "hell", and one use each of "fuckin'" (JoJo's first F-bomb!), "bitch", "bastards", "frickin'", "damn", and "crap".

#3: If not for the box containing the injured baby bird Rohan picked up suddenly bursting with blood (and a centipede!) as one of the consequences of Kyoka failing the disproportionately cruel test of etiquette, this could've easily been the tamest JoJo offering yet! Seeing how it was just the blood and no graphic bird corpse was shown, I decided to keep that little bit of horror as a 14 set. PROFANITY TALLY: One use of "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAV (#1 and #2), TV-14 (#3)

Mayo Chiki! #11: Nyu!/Hic!

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Subaru's chest bindings come loose during a private scene with her and Kanade, resulting in visible sideboob. Kanade later places her hand on Subaru's breast to tease while reapplying the chest binding. Usami accuses Jiro of getting "aroused" from the compromising position he finds himself in with "Subaru", the definition of "arousal" remaining unindicated. Jiro stops Subaru from falling, with his hand touching her breast. And after having to deal with her "lusty drunk" mode during lunch, he mentally tells himself he's free of "lewd thoughts". A lot of causes for concern in the D and S subratings, for some reason amounting to mere 14 sets.

PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "bastard" and "dammit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

The Qwaser of Stigmata #10: First Time (?) House-Sitting

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OBLIGATORY SEXUAL CONTENT: The cold open scene begins with Tomo groping Mafuyu's breasts (with both hands!) to help check the tightness of her bra, and ends with the two of them making metal alloy casts of both of their pairs of tits. Sasha gets a soma boost from Teresa in the usual way. Joshua uses scissors to open Tomo's bra, resulting in a slo-mo close-up of her breasts bouncing free and an attempted grab that he chickens out of. He then tries to grope her from behind as he's rummaging through the fridge with her ass out, even having a brief fantasy scene where she's his housewife and is greeting him wearing nothing but an apron. Breasts with nipples are visible for all these scenes, including a shower scene to end the episode (post-credits scene notwithstanding). There's also a brief moment on the school grounds where a chain is seen poking out from under Hana's skirt. Definitely Katja's doing and certainly sexual, but the context for it is unknown. Hopefully the OVA I plan on watching next provides said context...

Oh, and the "plot" of this episode kicked off with rumors of a molester (actually Joshua) on campus, with Katja facetiously worrying about getting molested herself (even though she's the one who does the molesting around here). So yeah, thought that was worth throwing out there.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "suck" (in reference to the boobies) and one of "hell".

RATING: TV-MAS

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Corpse Princess: Kuro #4: Itsuki's Form
Corpse Princess: Kuro #5: Nature and Regrets
Corpse Princess: Kuro #6: Monster Named Happiness
Corpse Princess: Kuro #7: Mundane Wish

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#4: INTENSE VIOLENCE: The violence throughout Itsuki/Sougi's backstory include Itsuki getting slashed across the back by a wolf-form Shikabane; an after-the-fact scene of Itsuki having been torn in two, with one arm missing, during something that might've been hypothetical but not really; Sougi getting pierced in the shoulder by the earlier Shikanabe, who then gets shot multiple times and later beheaded by Itsuki; Tomoharu running over three randos with vehicles he's manipulated with no blood but sickeningly crunching sound effects; and Itsuki's "aberration" slicing Sougi across the chest really bad while attempting to attack Tomoharu. FANSERVICE MOMENT: Mild partial underboob on Itsuki during and after the recovery break for her first real job. PROFANITY TALLY: Two variations of "bitch" (one as "son of a bitch", the other just the word plural), and one each of "damn" and "hell".

#5: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Sougi fires an arrow into Shikabane!Tomoharu's heart with a green blood splash, with Itsuki punching him for further sprays. Ouri strikes Ena (disguised as Keisei) in the stomach with his monk staff, resulting in blood loss bad enough that he might've died had he not gone to the watering hole to repower. SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Flesh calls Ouri her "favorite little pervert" while claiming he has Itsuki in his sights for "a little boobie-grabbin'". PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "son of a bitch", "bastard's", and "crap".

#6: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Ouri stabs Keisei!Ena through the throat with his monk staff, while his copies are picked off by Makina, Sadahiro and Akira with their various weapons. Makina attempts to block Ena's bell bare-handed, resulting in blood spattering. A flashback to what was presumably Ena's human form has him take a chisel to his own throat, the impact bloodless in its silhouetted form. BONUS DIALOGUE: Ushijima refers to a more-sexualized-than-usual Nozomi as "Breast Goddess" three times. PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "damn" and "hell".

#7: INTENSE VIOLENCE: Black Cat Greg Ayres scratches Ouri's eyelid, resulting in a release of blood to help him see the balloon string controlling Nozomi. Back at the Seven Stars' hideout, Hokuto falls from a decent height and experiences multiple blood sprays across the body of her own, most prominently from her face and shoulder. Compared to those, the "happiness monsters" consuming at least one student and Izuchi's defeat of Nozomi's were rather tame. (Still not sure if Nozomi actually died from losing her "other self" tho; I'm guessing she did, otherwise Ouri wouldn't be bawling his eyes out.) PROFANITY TALLY: One use each of "bastard" and "crap".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14LV (#4), TV-14DV (#5), TV-14V (#6 and #7)

Wild 7 Another #7: Shuden/Last Train

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Japo's gunshot wound remains without blood due to low budget, and while brief blood does come from Dantotsu socking Looks in the face, it disappears just as quickly. Bravo, E&G Films, no wonder you shut up shop a year after producing this. Plot's still decent tho.

PROFANITY TALLY: Three uses of "dammit", and one each of "asshole", "broke-ass", and "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

I'm also in the process of rewatching B: The Beginning, but I won't go through the ins and outs for those. Its sequel series Succession, on the other hand, is fair game, and will show up once it drops and I pick it back up.

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It's that time of month again...

The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #10: Life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills

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Bloodless physical combat violence outside of the below-recapped fight featured Kambe suppressing two guards on the ship with their own weapons and him spin-kicking Weinski in the head with three different angles after his combat wetsuit is put back online. A ceiling-mounted laser under Shigemaru's command strikes him twice, resulting in heat damage to his suit that merely looked like blood at first glance, and the explosion from the engine room sends a piece of shrapnel into Shigemaru's side, which results in a bloodstain but doesn't hinder his escape maneuvers.

Profanity consisted of three uses of "damn" and one of "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-PGLV

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Alice in Borderland (J-Drama) #4: Episode 4

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I must say, this episode had what was easily the tamest death game yet! Sure, a dude got mauled by a black panther, but the darkness of the scene where it took place obfuscated enough of the blood to avoid it coming off as graphic or even borderline like in the previous instances. Profanity consisted of two uses of "damn" and one of "shit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14LV

The Legend of Black Heaven #2: All Night Long
The Legend of Black Heaven #3: Hot House

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#2: Oji overhears some of his female co-workers, plus the three color-coded alien chicks who work for Layla ("The Three Stoogettes", I call them), gossip about one of his earlier interactions with Layla suggesting a possible affair between the two, with Rinko (the green Stoogette) saying that Layla "seems to be the easy type". Another, lesser bit of dialogue is Yoshiko calling Layla a "sexpot" later on. The affair assumptions were well and clear, but neither frequent nor prominent enough to really consitute a D. Profanity consisted of one use each of "hell" and "crap".

#3: Now this episode... This one had Yoshiko assuming Oji was cheating on her with Layla a front-and-center plot element, with dialogue of such a scenario mostly confined to subtle wording in her conversations with the gossipy housewives of their apartment complex (a requirement for every Japanese apartment complex). Meanwhile, the Three Stoogettes assume Layla's superior officer is sexually frustrated and misinterpret his orders for them to keep an eye on Layla as she observes Oji (y'know, for science) as trying to get them in bed with one another, and I mean literally! Profanity consisted of two uses of "damn" (one as "dammit"), and one each of "goddammit", "hell", and "crap", with an additional written use of "hell" in the subtitles.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#2), TV-14D (#3)

As a bonus, here's a little schedule mock-up I made out of a screenshot I particularly liked. Unfortunately I lack the means to grab screenshots from Blu-Rays (thanks, anti-piracy protections!) so I had to pull one from Crunchyroll.

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Redo of Healer #9: The Healer Takes Revenge for a Meal!
Redo of Healer #10: The Healer Becomes a Single, Lovely Flower!
Redo of Healer #11: The Healer is Troubled by Norn's Brutality!
Redo of Healer #12: The Healer Starts a New Journey!

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#9: OBLIGATORY SEX SCENE: Another Keyarga/Freiya/Setsuna threesome with fingering, breast-groping, and penetration, all with the added bonus of Eve touching herself while listening in from the other room. A slightly tamer, debatably funnier bonus scene features one of the minotaur demons who trashed the restaurant getting butt-fucked to death by a bull high on aphrodisiac. No profanities to be had.

#10: OBLIGATORY SEX SCENE: The threesome of the week this time had the usual penetration and the new tradition of Eve shlicking to the sounds in privacy nearby, with Setsuna performing some oral being the most notable moment. OTHER SEXUAL CONTENT: Blade's habit of drugging and raping girls who happen to catch her fancy made it to the adaptation, but not only was it several steps down from the manga's murder dildos and barely-erotic asphyxiation, but it was all offscreen too. The closest we got to that was when Keyarga, as his femsona Keara, baited Blade into putting him in the same situation, with the latter touching his dick through his panties and then being presented to the sight of it by Keara themself, prompting a vomiting trigger from Blade for each instance. Profanity consisted of three uses each of "dammit" and "hell", and two of "bastard".

#11: OBLIGATORY THREESOME WITH A LISTENY-LOO: Most notable thing here was Keyarga somehow thrusting into both Freiya and Setsuna at once from two different positions, like he grew himself a second dick. SEMI-OBLIGATORY RAPE SCENE: Instead of revenging against Blade by his own dick, Keyarga (still as Keara) instead has three hoodlums he drugged up take advantage of her instead, with the caveat that they would cannibalize her if she didn't make an effort to keep their hunger sexual as opposed to literal. Dick-stroking, pussy-smashing and bukkake ensued, until the sight of Keara as Flare finally broke her, and she just got eaten, though with only a blood pool around the obscured body as the aftermath. Which leads to... GRAPHIC BLOODY VIOLENCE: The soldiers under Norn's command indiscriminately slaughter numerous citizens of Branicca through either sword slashes or impalements, with Keyarga's business partner/friend Karman being one of the casualties. But things go from intense to truly graphic when Keyarga uses his new overpowered gauntlet (because TNK misses animating the Shell Bullet Boosted Gear) to "heal" multiple soldiers to death, one of which is ended by bisection, the action offscreen but the clear separation and resultant blood spray visible. Much like #2, this was a case where the rape (rather, rape-cannibalism) played more of a factor in the V than the bloodshed, but the amount of bloodshed provided ample justification. Profanity consisted of two uses of "damn" (one as "dammit") and one of "bastard".

#12: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: On top of healing more guards to death with offscreen and on-screen blood sprays decimating their bodies from within their armor, Keyarga finishes off Hawkeye, one of the Jioral army's strongest non-Hero fighters, by using "deterioration healing" to make him explode into a bloody splash, complete with a brief flash of guts and a stray eyeball that's later stepped on. OBLIGATORY SEX STUFF: Round 1 of Keyarga's revenge against Norn includes having Freiya - temporarily brainwashed into Flare with the intelligence, mannerisms and outfit of a puppygirl - tease her to orgasm, which includes nipple-licking, slit-rubbing, and slit-licking; round 2 has him fuck Puppygirl!Flare doggy-style (naturally) over Norn with ejaculate from the former sister's end; and round 3 has him fuck Norn directly, with him using his assumed double-dick to fuck Flare as well, complete with a close-up of Flare and Norn's nipples rubbing together. Later we have a five-some between Keyarga, Freiya, Setsuna, Kureha and Norn (who now goes by Ellen), with Eve masturbating in the hall as per the new norm; stand-out moments include Freiya and Kureha doing double-paizuri on Keyarga's dick, Kureha and Setsuna scissoring between it, and Keyarga cumming on all four of the girls' faces. And in one final act of radar-destroying debauchery, we have Bullet jacking off onto a wanted poster of Keyaru. PROFANITY OF THE MOMENT: Norn's last act of defiance before being brainwashed into Ellen is to tell Keyarga to "go fuck himself". Other profanity consisted of two uses of "hell" and one of "bastard".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-MAS (#9 and #10), TV-MASV (#11 and #12)

(The last one's act two only, as like episode 7, the OP theme commandeered the act one clip.)

And to keep the running theme going with these content rating clips, the rundown of the three most prominent characters in each clip.

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Kureha and Eve tied for fourth with four appearances each, Norn had two appearances, Blade had one, and Bullet had none.

Kanon 2006 #8: The Fantasia of Rememberance
Kanon 2006 #9: The Berceuse of the Baby Fox

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#8: Makoto calls Yuuichi a perv when he assumes the "something really cool" she wanted to show him is her naked body, which he's A) already seen, and B) not interested in. Profanity consisted of one use of "freakin'".

#9: Another episode without even PG sets, though the undercurrent of Makoto nearing an inevitable death as the result of her wish to be with Yuuichi in a human form, not outright spoken but most notably expressed through Yuuichi's interactions with Amano, made keeping things PG considerably appropriate.

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGD (#8), TV-PG (#9)

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan #4: The Run

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For an episode that involved an obsessive pseudo-athlete killing three people then falling out a window to his doom, there was hardly any onscreen violence to match the intense peril, and instead plenty of profanity indicative of dubbed JoJo. Speaking of, said profanity consisted of four uses of "hell", two of "damn" (one as "dammit"), and one each of "shit", "asshole", "goddammit", "ass", and "crap".

FINAL RATING: TV-14L

Mayo Chiki! #12: Dismay of a Butler and I, the Chicken

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When Jirou's imagination running wild with what his and Subaru's "first time" might look like includes some of the most explicit nudity the show had to offer - you could see Subaru's nipples, for cryin' out loud! - as well as some partially-obscured explicit positions and O-faces with appropriate noises, you know that you aren't getting away with anything lower.

Additional sexual content included Jirou grabbing Usami's breasts to deal with the speed of her motorcycle, and Kosame rubbing Subaru's chest while raving about her boobs' "texture, tension, and softness". Profanity consisted of one use of "bastard".

FINAL RATING: TV-MA

Pacific Rim: The Black #1: From the Shadows
Pacific Rim: The Black #2: Into the Black
Pacific Rim: The Black #3: Bogan

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MyAnimeList might not think of this as anime, but Anime News Network does, and that's good enough for me.

#1: The opening fight scene where the Tristan siblings' parents' Jaeger fights off no less than five Kaiju has some impressive action violence, the most graphic of which include a vertical impalement through the head and a mass explosion resulting from swallowing a warhead, the former with a neon blue blood splash result. And though there's no blood, we do see the Copperhead Kaiju attacking Shadow Basin crush a guy underfoot, and after its """defeat""" by Atlas Destroyer, we see some of the bodies, particularly those of the closest lady-friends Taylor and Hayley had in Shadow Basin. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell" (one as "hellscape") and one of "dammit".

#2: None of the raptor Kaiju that Taylor and Hayley have to deal with on their quest for power cells do any damage to them. The giant Kaiju/maybe Jaeger hybrid that eats them, though, causes them to burst into neon blood when eating them. Profanity consisted of one use of "suck".

#3: VIOLENCE AGAINST KAIJU: The Ogopogo!Kaiju that the forces from Bogan encounter while stealing its eggs gets destroyed after it swallows an RPG, its neck exploding hard enough to sever its head and send numerous Kaiju chunks flying alongside the obligatory neon blood. VIOLENCE AGAINST HUMANS: The two faceless soldiers eaten by Ogopogo are expelled from ports in its neck as a bloody mist, and the standoff between Shane and Demarcus's men at Bogan results in all of Demarcus's men and most of Shane's getting shot to death with brief bloody results for each impact. More unintentional deaths on Hayley's hands. 😅 Profanity consisted of one use each of "dammit" and "hell".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-PGV (#1 and #2), TV-14V (#3)

The Qwaser of Stigmata #10.5: Portrait of the Empress

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I never learned what the deal with the chain under Hana's skirt was for, but got plenty of further sexual content to make up for it.

As punishment for having disappointing breasts, Katja smears condensed milk on Hana's chest and has a bunch of kittens lick it off, which naturally sends Hana into ahegao-level ecstasy. A good portion of the first act is spent on the breast-measuring portion of school physicals, with resident nurse Urara pressing measuring tape against Teresa's breasts and nipples to show how cup size is measured (E/I), with a few droplets of milk squirting out for emphasis. Mafuyu expresses worry that her breasts got bigger from Sasha sucking on them. Katja teases minor-character-of-the-moment Lulu Shiizaki by grabbing her breasts from behind then sliding a hand down her panties. Many of the all-female members of the Mannyuuken ride bikes with breast-pump attachments (and occasionally band-aids over the nipples) to "detox" their breasts, with Lulu's mom in the second screencap below providing an excellent example. Later, the Mannyuuken leader provides additional detox by sucking on Ms. Shiizaki's breasts directly, with saliva residue and the erection process presented as well. Hana is strapped to the breast pump bike on its highest setting, which she gradually winds up getting into. Katja gets a soma boost from one of Lulu's breasts, sucking on it while groping the other. A strange shoujo/chibi-styled segment with Russian narration shows Mafuyu, Hana, and Teresa having their breasts sucked by Sasha, Katja, and Sasha again. And while not on-screen sexual content, there is the reveal that Lulu and her mother are now part of Katja's ever-growing harem of willing sex slaves, with her providing them with her own "detox" treatments...

Profanity consisted of one use each of "bastard" and "damn".

FINAL RATING: TV-MAS

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Corpse Princess: Kuro #8: My Mother Was Defiled
Corpse Princess: Kuro #9: The Value of the Living
Corpse Princess: Kuro #10: To the Other Side of Hell
Corpse Princess: Kuro #11: One Hundred and Eight Lies

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Now it's time for a game I like to call, "Escalation".

#8: Recap violence includes the after-the-fact bloody results of Isaki, Minai and Keisei's ends, and Makina getting off-screen impaled by Hazama's centipedes. New violence includes Makina whacking Hokuto with a pipe 10 times, each one resulting in a blood splash and capping off with a blood spray from a crack in the latter's cheek. Profanity consisted of one use of "hell".

#9: Flashback violence includes a young Hizuchi tearing a leg off a kid's body with his tongue and eating it, then eating more kid corpses, all with bloody splash results; and Hokuto getting stabbed with a sword, then coming back and exploding the guys who directly officiated her sacrifice into ink-colored blood splashes, numerous enough to flood over a cliff. Present-day violence generally consisted of Ouri and Makina's defeat of Hizuchi, which involved the former impaling the latter with his staff. Profanity consisted of four uses of "damn" (one as "dammit" and another as "damned"), three of "hell" (one as "hellish", four if you count the next episode's title in the preview), and two each of "ass" (one as "dumbass", another as "pain in the ass") and "bastard".

#10: BORDERLINE GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Yet another flashback to Akasha's Shikabane Hime dripping viscera out of her upper half, this time discernible enough to be worth the tick up from 14; several blood splashes coming from Shikabane shot and killed by Itsuki, and Hokuto impaling the Gon-Dai-Sojo with her arm. INNUENDO OF THE MOMENT: Flesh responding to a giant Shikabane formed by several regular Shikabane by calling it "so big", complete with a hand-motion that typically implies a small peen. Profanity consisted of two uses of "hell".

#11: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE: Forget Hokuto impaling Hazama with her extension of Akasha's new zadan, forget the blood-stained wound Hokuto left in Makina's stomach, forget everything that happened after what I'm about to tell you (I sure did), because the events that left Hibiki, Akasha's Shikabane Hime (and childhood friend/lover) torn in two stole the show. After bisecting three Shikabane with brief bloodless shots of their inner flesh and bone, and felling at least 105 more - some of which had blood splashes come from their bisected lower halves - she proceeded to wreck the contracted monks and Shikabane Hime accompanying her and Akasha, crushing heads and slicing bodies in two, with clean-cut innards and blood splashes for either instance of the latter. She also nailed Akasha in the thigh with her weapon, and then got bisected as I've mentioned several times before, though I'm not sure who did it, whether it was Akasha or Hazama that delivered the decisive blow. HONORABLE MENTIONS: The zadan Akasha summons to make Hokuto his new Shikabane Hime has four breasts, each with their own nipple, and Flesh refers to Umehara as "the pervert she calls her contracted monk", which he takes offense to. Profanity consisted of four uses of "damn", three of "hell" (one as "hellish"), and one of "bastard".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14V (#8), TV-14LV (#9), TV-MA (#10), TV-MAV (#11)

Wild 7 Another #8: Past

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SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: After his failed escape attempt from the Nicaraguan prison Team Wild finds themselves in this episode, Looks is told by Hassan that he should be glad that the guards didn't rape him. ("You're just their type," he said.) A less loaded example pops up during the group's joint attempt, when Rap prevents a guard that just returned from the bathroom from interfering by telling him to "go back in there and shake it a few more times".

INTENSE VIOLENCE: Bloodless violence includes one of the corrupt officers kicking Momoi in the face, Looks shooting a gun out of the other officer's hand, him threatening to blow the first's brains out but not actually doing it, and a group of corpses in the flashback to Japo and Dantotsu's mercenary days being lit ablaze. Bloody violence includes the mercenary team shooting multiple guards during what would be their last mission, the main impact points being the chest and shoulders, and Japo shooting a sniper in the chest in a later scene.

Profanity consisted of two uses of "dammit", and one each of "bastard", "son of a bitch", "sucks", and "ass".

FINAL RATING: TV-14DLV

BONUS: The Super Milk-chan Show #6: The Towering Homeless, [adult swim] broadcast

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Normally I don't do these for stuff that was rated by other entities... but this is of interest enough that I feel I should share it, no matter how little the rest of you care.

Last week, I was watching an old [as] recording from 2005 my recent online acquaintance JUSXTREME96 uploaded to his Google Drive, mostly to check out the bumps and promos. On that tape was an episode of The Super Milk-chan Show, one of only two anime [as] credited as "comedy" over "action", and one they were banking on succeeding pretty hard. (Seriously, they had Mike McRae record a speech to promote the broadcast and everything!) The episode in question was rated TV-14D, which wasn't too hard to figure out the justification for, even as a direct dub. The suggestive dialogue in question came from the President's two speeches; the first opened with a claim that "subsidized dating is prostitution", which isn't untrue, and the second had him demonstrate not judging people by their looks by recalling the time he slept with a beautiful woman who turned out to be a man, and that despite that he still "made her gasp". By today's standards, I think it would get a TV-14DL due to five muted-out uses of "shit"; one from Dr. Eyepatch telling Tetsuko that she was made to "find shit in the fields", three from Milk-chan calling Tetsuko a "shit-finder", and one from Tetsuko denying that she's one.

Also worth a mention is that, while browsing the homepage of Milk-chan's creator company, I discovered they did character designs for this old PlayStation dancing game called "Bust a Groove", and long story short, I kinda developed a brief low-key crush on Kitty-N.

Replacing Healer as the next series to receive content rating clips is the other hotly anticipated controversial anime of the year, Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. Not as raunchy as its predecessor, but somehow more likely to spark outrage while having none of the rape. Also coming soon are Basquash! and SK8 the Infinity, two series I won't be doing screencaps or clips for, but instead will be churning out plenty of ACTN block mock-ups to help get me back into that sorta deal.

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Thank you, Poke. So after more than two years of not doing any ratings screenshots, I think it's time to start doing it again, so here are my plans: in accordance with the thread, I'll be bundling some shows into a package for maximum enjoyment. But I'm going to start a bit smaller than Poke's posts, at least at first. The first of my targets is, big surprise here... The [email protected] Cinderella Girls.

I telegraphed this a bit when I listed it in one of my posts in the anime-watching thread (in fact, the first episode was the first thing I watched this year), but now it can be told. This is a franchise that means a lot to me and opened up some new pathways in how I consume Japanese media, so it'll be nice to knock down this installment of a franchise I'm in love with (especially Nao) but haven't gotten around to. I also plan to do these ratings in my classic style, which means recapping the episode in exhaustive manner as possible, doing AV Club-style "random thoughts" sections with recurring bits from week to week (including more music reviews, possibly), and then delving into the rating in its own separate paragraph (which, in this case, means it'll be sequestered in this thread). In fact, if my plans hold, I'd love to do some short bits on absolutely every idol that appears in the series, because if you haven't heard, CG has a fuckton of 'em. So yeah, look forward to that.

The other show I plan on covering is a little indie anime some of you may have heard of called Wonder Egg Priority. Because we all need something fresh in our lives. This show has gotten so much critical acclaim that I feel like I have to do it justice. It's got a lot of intriguing content. In fact, if you're in the sphere of Anitwitter that enjoys shows of its ilk, you might have seen a post giving some trigger warnings on the show! While I do appreciate that people are taking the time to give caution for those who might have IRL trauma, I think this is just pointing out the good bits for people like me to find. I want to cover this one in a more organic style, although who knows how successful I'll be at it.

Finally, I'd like to include a bonus segment in each post, which will mostly feature glimpses into the past. Among the various things I'd like to do with this hobby is to redo my older screenshots in HD, which means I'd like to revisit previous shows and give updates on if there are any ratings I'd like to change. Also, some shows might give different ratings if I've watched the dub version when I initially covered the sub, and vice versa. There might also be a one-off special or movie that I'll cover this way. Isn't it exciting? All of this fun content starts coming at you... this week, hopefully. And I'd like to make them weekly, as another counterpoint to Poke's more full-featured monthly affairs.

[because we're real american cowboys]

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Thank you for posting, Blatch, and for confirming that this is indeed a monthly deal on my end.

Basquash! #1: I Am Legend

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Premiere round #1: the "showcasing a fantasy sport's true potential will totally destroy its credibility levels of logic" edition.

When I went into Basquash, I went in knowing a number of things. Nike did the shoe designs, Frenchmen supervised the background art (one of whom I hypothetically cast as Kinky Kunoichi S2's new resident art designer), it apparently shits the bed halfway through, and there are plenty of babes, one of whom is Dan's childhood friend Miyuki, one of those Japanese chicks that only looks black. Naturally, the key scene that earned the show's debut episode its personally-granted content rating featured her prominently, not so much for how much her fairly large-for-her-age breasts bounce around, but for the constant innuendos she busts out when teaching Dan how to pilot a Bigfoot mech she repaired and optimized herself. Much of the dialogue in that scene includes "I'm gonna tantalize you, slowly and sweetly", "let's come together" (to which Dan questions the meaning of the word), "it'll feel real good soon", and "put your fingers in like this". There's also a scene in there where Dan is seen blushing from Miyuki waving her ass in his face (the closest he gets to knowing she wants to bang him for realsies), while his carnivorous and also-lewd pet alien Spanky hides out inside her tanktop, over the left breast to be specific, popping out and shooting Dan an expression best described as "I've hit pot, jack".

Profanity consisted of three "ass" words ("dumbass", "huge-ass", and "slow-ass"), three uses each of "hell" and "crap", two of "dammit", and one each of "bastard" and "pisses", with the offensive slur bonus going to Dan calling a bunch of construction Bigfoots "retards".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

As promised last month, here are some still-image bump mockups I made out of some of the background screencaps I watched this series to begin with for, with graphics from the ACTN era littered throughout.

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The Millionaire Detective: Balance Unlimited #11: All that glitters is not gold

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Finale round #1: the "the butler did it but granny was the mastermind" edition.

The moments that earned this show its third and final instance of best rating were, naturally, contained within the action-centric climax, where Hattori shoots Kato in the leg, only for Kato to retaliate by squeezing his shrapnel wound to open it up, both with bloody results. On the "not really violent but still bloody" side, we had three different flashbacks to Sayuri's corpse just after the murder, two of which had the killing knife stuck in her chest.

Honorable mention on the dialogue side was Mahoro scolding Kamei for using HEUSC, who lives in the Modern Crimes computer server now, to look up "lewd videos".

Profanity consisted of five uses of "damn" and one of "hell".

FINAL RATING: TV-14V

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And now for the stats.

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Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #1: Senpai is a bit... / Senpai, don't you ever get angry?
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #2: You got your wish, Senpai!! / 'Sup, Senpai?!
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #3: Let's play again, Senpai / Over here, Senpai!
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro #4: You're all red, Senpai / Senpai, you could be a little more...

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Premiere round #2: the "gratuitous Among Us references" edition.

#1: In an interesting contrast to Nagatoro's teasing of Senpai being more like bullying here than in later episodes, the levels of objectionable content here were on the tamer side, though still too much for anything below a 14. The close-up of first-year high schooler Nagatoro's cleavage and bra cup edges as she unbuttoned her shirt while modeling for Senpai (a second-year) saw to that, and the brief nude shot in the OP animation only solidified its 14 set status. Profanity consisted of three "ass" words, two as "badass" and one preceded by the phrase "virgin-looking".

#2: And just as the transition was made from "straight-up bullying" to "aggressive teasing", the rating jumped up as well. I'd launch into a rundown of all the various dialogues and sexual contents throughout the episode, namely the content of the "Big Boob Vampires" manga Senpai reads in the A block and the "Nipple Guessing Game" Nagatoro drags him into in the B block, but I think the most attention needs to be given to what brought this episode to the show's current peak: the ultimate punchline of the A block. In a neat twist on the "guy grabs girl's boob by accident" cliche that Nagatoro actually teases Senpai about early on - complete with a page from BBV of that exact scenario happening - Nagatoro winds up accidentally grabbing Senpai's crotch, giving it a single reactionary squeeze before pulling back. This was followed up with Nagatoro teasingly asking Senpai if he "got hard" from it and tricking him into thinking she'll squeeze it again (she goes for his abdomen instead), and Senpai later imagining Nagatoro giving him a second squeeze, the subject being left up to interpretation. One might think of this decision as a reverse double standard, but between the action being hand-on-crotch and the various aftermaths, I felt that upping the episode from a 14 to an MA was appropriate. Profanity consisted of one use of "damn", while repeated dialogue buzzwords consisted of nine uses of "pervert" or "perv" and five of "virgin".

#3: SUGGESTIVE DIALOGUE: Nagatoro teasingly claims Senpai would be "violating her with his eyes" if he turned to see her soaked-through shirt, then later says he's "so horny" when he does, IIRC. When suggesting they play Not!Guilty Gear, she starts out by making him think they might do the sex, complete with phrases for his fingers like "prod and parry" and "vigorously intertwined". Later, when she's introducing him to her friends, Nagatoro claims to be going steady with Senpai, to which Gamo (the one with original thoughts in her head) says that she can "totally tell that he's a virgin". Eight uses of pervert, all but two as "perv". SEXUAL SITUATIONS: Nagatoro appears to flash Senpai in the cold open, but is actually wearing a one-piece swimsuit underneath. An imagine spot on Senpai's part shows a nude Nagatoro drying off with a towel, complete with bare ass and brief sideboob without nipple. While training him to "turn a diss into a derp", Senpai tsukkomi-smacks Nagatoro's breasts, complete with an obvious presentation of the impact and some boingy SFX for good measure. Profanity consisted of one use each of "damn" and "hell".

#4: And for the most recent (as of this writing), the sexual content here was clear as day: Gamo and Yosshii's (a.k.a. Worst Girl) first solo-double tease towards Senpai has them force him to touch the former's breasts - in actuality packaged red bean buns stuffed into her shirt - and Nagatoro follows up by having Senpai guess which of the two packaged buns is the premium kind by feeling up the ones she stuffed down her shirt, only for circumstances to lead him to groping her actual breast instead of the premium bun. Naturally, dialogue was prevalent there too, with ten mentions of the word "boobs" and plenty of comments about squeezing them, both hypothetically and after-the-fact. Other dialogue bits include Nagatoro comparing her and Senpai washing hands side-by-side to "taking a bath together before sex", and Senpai literally thinking to himself that praising Nagatoro's legs would qualify as sexual harassment. Profanity consisted of one use each of "badass" and "damn".

FINAL RATINGS: TV-14 (#1), TV-MA (#2), TV-14DS (#3 and #4)

Alice in Borderland (J-Drama) #5: Episode 5

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INTENSE VIOLENCE: Much of the violence this episode was limited to the "Beast Hunter" game the Militant faction of the Beach participated in, the team using their guns to shoot multiple offscreen targets, and the only onscreen encounters being Aguni (the Militants' leader) shooting an expert-in-design, below-average-when-running CGI tiger five times then punching it once with bloody results, and a tattooed swordsman apparently known only as "The Last Boss" slashing another tiger in two, the bloody results quick and unlingering. Meanwhile, Arisu's game of "figure out which switch turns on the light bulb before the room floods and electrocutes everyone" consists mostly of peril, though the weak link of the seven-person group stupidly touches one of the live wires dangling from the ceiling and gets instantly electrocuted.

SEXUAL SITUATIONS: The "Special Time" portion of the Beach's pre-game party period features a couple of public sex moments, one of which is a woman taking off her top, and another showing two already-naked women in congress with debatably-clothed men, one of the women having her breasts covered/groped by her partner from behind. They go by too quick to be explicit, though. Hatter making out with one girl while groping another in front of an understandably disturbed Arisu lasts longer onscreen, but is more indicative of the final rating's supposed intensity than the split-second MA cause for concern.

DIALOGUE CAUSES FOR CONCERN: Hatter says that the members of the Beach are free to "drink, take drugs, or even have sex". Niragi says that his boss - presumably Aguni - wants to "have a taste" of Yuzuha, but Arisu's attempt at getting him and the other Militants to back off, followed by Hatter's success at getting them to back off, put an and to anything beyond that.

Profanity consisted of three uses of "hell", one as "hellish".

FINAL RATING: TV-14SV

The Legend of Black Heaven #4: Space Child

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About half of this episode's 14 sets was in the form of mild innuendo, between the Three Stoogettes' gossip about Oji including claims that he's "going places" with Layla, namely "heaven", with one chastising the other for having a dirty mind; and Yoshiko saying she hasn't seen her high school in a long time while justifying going to a reunion there, doing so just after walking in on a naked Oji, leading some of the audience to think she was talking about not seeing his wang in 9 years. :D The other half was intense peril from Gen - Oji's four year-old son - barely avoiding lasers mistaking him for an enemy intruder aboard Layla's people's spaceship, and then experiencing a Cliff Hanger situation in one of the spaceship's reactor shafts, with Oji having to avoid spinning blades in order to save him. There was also a brief moment where Fomalhaut slams his fist against his desk while shouting something under his breath; I couldn't tell if he was saying "shit" or some other ancillary noise, so I'm letting it slide for now. Confirmed profanity included one use each of "goddamit", "sucked", and "dammit".

FINAL RATING: TV-14

Kanon 2006 #10: Requiem Atop the Hill

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,Finale round #1.5: the "holy shit Makoto was in this series for less episodes than I expected" edition.

Again, a PG episode with no real PG sets, just the un