Most Helpful Guy
You bring up a good point that a greater amount of Anime is made with the viewpoint that animation is not necessarily just for kids. I mean, if you really step back and think about it, animation is just a medium of illustration. There is nothing that makes it inherently childish.
We don't say that still photographs are "for adults" while still paintings are "for kids" haha, so I don't see why there is that attitude sometimes when it comes to live-action vs. animated motion pictures.
Most Helpful Girl
Anime has more genres, a wider age group that it focuses on, more in depth stories, and tells it like it is. I know that a lot of things that happen in anime would never happen in western animation due to sensitivity.