I heard good things about Made in Abyss but all the pedo **** made it a hard pass for me, no thanks.
I think that’s all rather overblown. Honestly, the only questionable thing I noticed is the spoiler above - I certainly wouldn’t consider anything sexual/romantic in nature between Reg and Riko (and when it is it’s mild) dodgy, because they’re both at an age where they start to think about these things. It makes them more realistic characters to depict them as such, rather than having them be unrealistically sexless just so as not to make people uncomfortable.I heard good things about Made in Abyss but all the pedo **** made it a hard pass for me, no thanks.
Of course I haven't seen the show so I can't comment on whether or not this is in the show itself (my phone also won't let me read your spoiler, sorry!), so maybe this is a thing that's more prominent in the manga (which I've head is disgusting on a whole other level) from what I gather, an older character has an obsession with a younger characters junk. From what I've seen there's an obsession with placing characters in sexualised situations and positions that seem to have no reason to exist other than to titillate. Characters being strung up and punished naked, children being tortured and brutalized, nah I'm good fam. As to not make me uncomfortable, please.I think that’s all rather overblown. Honestly, the only questionable thing I noticed is the spoiler above - I certainly wouldn’t consider anything sexual/romantic in nature between Reg and Riko (and when it is it’s mild) dodgy, because they’re both at an age where they start to think about these things. It makes them more realistic characters to depict them as such, rather than having them be unrealistically sexless just so as not to make people uncomfortable.
I watched Made in Abyss and loved it, there was only one scene I remember quite early on which I thought was slightly inappropriate. The author also seems to focus on bodily functions a bit too much at time. That said it doesn't detract from the great story and world building. If Made in Abyss offends people then I'd say you moral compass is set rather high, so high in fact you would probably discount many current anime. The only shows that have genuinely made me cringe or feel uncomfortable are Hybrid Heart and my first Girlfriend is a GAL.I've been around long enough now that I don't expect to change people's minds @qaiz, you don't have to watch or like the things I do and that's perfectly fine with me. I simply saw your first and second posts regarding Made in Abyss as being founded on assumptions about the show which I personally consider inaccurate, so I wanted to offer my own thoughts on the subject. Like I say, I don't know your mind - As far as I knew you might have been open to reconsidering giving it a shot if I explained it wasn't the loli and shota fest you'd been led to believe. But there's other people reading on a public forum too, and I also wanted to explain for anyone else who might be reading and considering watching (or being put off watching). So please don't go away from this discussion thinking I'm mad at you for insulting Made in Abyss or for having a different opinion, I'm really not. Your points above are fair and it's A-OK for you to do what feels right for you. As for how maturely a show deals with things, I'm fine with both maturity and immaturity in my media (and I'd guess that as a fan of Dragonball Z you are too ). Especially when characters are immature themselves, it seems okay to me to have them behave in an immature manner sometimes.
To go back to the beginning of this conversation, I guess what I really wanted to get across was that if the BBFC produced such a thing as a rating for loli/shotacon then I don't think Made in Abyss would warrant anything harsher than "Very mild / infrequent" and it's far from being a focus of the show. It seems to me to be an imaginative an engaging work of fantasy fiction which was designed to be that first and foremost. I think if the creator had just wanted to make straight-up loli/shotacon they could and would have, the world and story is not merely an excuse to showcase those things in the way say, ecchi anime is.
Also does no-one else besides me an qaiz have any opinions on this? Did you guys already talk about it last year when I wasn't paying attention?