Anime doesn't have to be mature to be funny. Actually, some of the most hilarious anime out there deal in crude humor.
Immature doesn't necessarily mean appropriate for children. Actually, some of these shows are totally inappropriate for kids - any adult who shows Prison School to a kid would probably get investigated by CPS. Viewers need to be mature enough to understand what sex is - but they also shouldn't be too insistent about having a mature and nuanced take on the subject. But it's not just adult themes at the center of these shows - a lot of them focus on toilet humor, consequence-free violence, and other things that supposedly don't appeal to an adult viewer.
No matter how old you are, you can still enjoy these totally immature shows. There are no laws about which anime you're allowed to like, and sometimes you just want to get stupid.
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My First Girlfriend Is a Gal tells the story of a nervous virgin named Junichi who starts dating a "gyaru" - a girl who dresses in an overtly sexual way and both bleaches her hair and tans her skin. Basically, all of the jokes come from virginity, perceived virginity, and sex - and it's not a particularly nuanced or mature take on the subject, either. Essentially, it's animated locker room talk.Is this an enjoyably immature anime?
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If you're a Dragon Ball Z fan who feels like the show would be better with more lewd jokes, you should watch its predecessor, Dragon Ball. This anime, which follows Goku's childhood adventures, is actually surprisingly raunchy. Whether it's Bulma's skirt being repeatedly flipped, Master Roshi openly lusting after teenage girls, or Goku palpating strangers crotches to determine their sex, this show relied heavily on silly jokes. Hey, no one ever said that a show had to be mature to be a classic.Is this an enjoyably immature anime?
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Golden Boy is a 1995 OVA that follows Kintarou Oe as he hops from job to job. At each job, he learns something new about humanity and records it in a little notebook - but most of what he learns is pretty juvenile. Kitarou can be scene falling facefirst into womens' breasts, worshipping a toilet that his boss was just sitting on, and all kinds of other pervy shenanigans. If you're looking for classics that rely on immature humor, Golden Boy is a perfect example.Is this an enjoyably immature anime?
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt follows two angels who were kicked out of heaven for bad behavior. To earn entrance back into heaven, they have to fight ghosts and demons using lingerie that transforms into weapons - but they're more interested in sleeping around and eating candy.
The show opens with a "sh*t monster" destroying the town. There's also an episode where people start a ghostly villain named Ugly Snot hypnotizes everyone into picking their noses until they pass away from dehydration. Gross? Yes. Funny? Also yes.Is this an enjoyably immature anime?