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One of the more logical points when explaining anime vs regular tv is the budgeting of special effects, you look at effect intensive shows like The Flash, and the story development is so clearly limited by the fact that they can only afford long cg cuts in one or two episodes a season. Whereas in anime it costs the same to animate someone talking as it is to animate them flying a giant dragon robot. As far as being for kids, look at something like Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood: The series is filled with heavy ethical and philosophical concepts and commentary, ranging from humans using science to play God, to the guilt of individual soldiers ordered to commit genocidal violence. People usually only see the weird light fluffy anime and seem be oblivious to the fact that there is a lot of gritty thought provoking anime as well.