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What is the age rating of Touhou? (ONLY OFFICIAL GAMES.)
« on: August 21, 2023, 07:18:49 PM »
Just wanna know.  :cirnotan:
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Re: What is the age rating of Touhou? (ONLY OFFICIAL GAMES.)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2023, 11:43:27 PM »
The few games that have been released officially on consoles have been rated T, due to various things like the depiction of alcohol and smoking, and having the final boss fight literally take place in the middle of a giant lake of flaming blood. In general though I think Touhou is pretty family friendly, if not necessarily geared towards children. It's nothing that kids weren't raised on in the 90s and 2000s, and with a few minor exceptions the series is as chaste as it comes with fanservice. About the only thing I think people might find objectionable is the strong implication that Reimu and Marisa were underage drinkers in the older games, but that's something you just have to take or leave.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2023, 11:00:42 AM »
The PC-98 games would probably be "Kids to Adults" (K-A) (now known as E for Everyone) :cirnotan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Software_Rating_Board#Ratings

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Re: What is the age rating of Touhou? (ONLY OFFICIAL GAMES.)
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2023, 07:55:00 AM »
And with a few minor exceptions the series is as chaste as it comes with fanservice.

And how about Urumi's clothing choice? Do you think this clothing choice alone can be rated M, or not inappropriate enough that parents will not cover their kid's eye from it?
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2023, 08:59:48 AM »
I have to wonder if you're being serious. Urumi's outfit is basically just a bathing suit with a coat - not even a particularly revealing one. When I said "minor exceptions" that didn't even cross my mind - I was referring to things that slipped in in some sidegames where ZUN had relatively less creative control, like Byakuren's infamous idle animation in Hopeless Masquerade. Even that would probably boost the rating to an E10 on its own at most.

But really, what does it matter what rating the series would get? Touhou has always operated on its own terms, and ZUN simply makes what he wants - it just happens that what he makes is something that you would generally feel comfortable showing to a child.
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Re: What is the age rating of Touhou? (ONLY OFFICIAL GAMES.)
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2023, 09:10:31 AM »
I am a serious boy! :cirnotan:

But for real, thanks for the help.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2023, 05:01:00 AM »
But really, what does it matter what rating the series would get? Touhou has always operated on its own terms, and ZUN simply makes what he wants - it just happens that what he makes is something that you would generally feel comfortable showing to a child.

I heard there was actually some minor drama this last Reitaisai from fans that are parents(?!) that brought their kids and the R18 material was not separated enough from the usual stuff.
So even though ZUN and the fandom usually don't care too much, that might be shifting.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2023, 09:52:36 AM »
I heard there was actually some minor drama this last Reitaisai from fans that are parents(?!) that brought their kids and the R18 material was not separated enough from the usual stuff.

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Re: What is the age rating of Touhou? (ONLY OFFICIAL GAMES.)
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2023, 03:19:53 PM »
I have to wonder if you're being serious. Urumi's outfit is basically just a bathing suit with a coat - not even a particularly revealing one.


Yeeeah, I looked at her official portrait in Touhou Wiki, I was bamboozled of how worried I was. I still don't like it, but damn... That WAS idiotic fear. lol
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2023, 01:40:48 PM »
I heard there was actually some minor drama this last Reitaisai from fans that are parents(?!) that brought their kids and the R18 material was not separated enough from the usual stuff.
So even though ZUN and the fandom usually don't care too much, that might be shifting.
Certainly....  the*sigh* R-18 and Adult *sigh*be Touhou or beyond, Reitaisai or beyond, ought to always already be within, or appealed to be encompassed and encompassed, a "a separated and exclusive,   or more separated and exclusive, area plus access/exit with definitely clear and helpful. warnings+explanations+checking...


The few games that have been released officially on consoles have been rated T, due to various things like the depiction of alcohol and smoking, and having the final boss fight literally take place in the middle of a giant lake of flaming blood. In general though I think Touhou is pretty family friendly, if not necessarily geared towards children. It's nothing that kids weren't raised on in the 90s and 2000s, and with a few minor exceptions the series is as chaste as it comes with fanservice. About the only thing I think people might find objectionable is the strong implication that Reimu and Marisa were underage drinkers in the older games, but that's something you just have to take or leave.

Based on  https://www.esrb.org/ratings-guide/,  and equivalent rating guides ones it would depend about "the Touhou refefences and depictions, about the Usage& Drinking of Alchohol  Smoking, degrees about their occasionality"...
... Strictly Rating. Guides & Tags  thy would vary between"E(all ages and completely family friendly) E10+(mature small kids and with partial supervision by mature&responsible 18+/adults) T(maturie teenagers without supervision but not allowed beloe)...
In practice and in reality and with wieving analyses?Mostly E7+, partly E10+, minor T ;. the E and E10+ proportions  may and have varied but" the T is Stable as a Minor one".
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2024, 02:12:39 AM »
The PC-98 games would probably be "Kids to Adults" (K-A) (now known as E for Everyone) :cirnotan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Software_Rating_Board#Ratings

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Mmmmh :extend:...3 :extend: ratings depending about the most-than-others subjects series and themes...  :extend:

"Everyone(formerly Kids-to-Adults)"(direct from your Wikipedia link,thank you for saving time)+"Rating Pending (RP)   1994–present[19]   This symbol is used in promotional materials for games which have not yet been assigned a final rating by the ESRB."   +"Everyone 10+ (E10+)   2005–present[19]   Games with this rating contain content that the ESRB believes is suitable for ages 10 and over, including cartoon, fantasy, or mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes"...

Finally the https://www.esrb.org/ratings-guide/ " Content Descriptors-
Content Descriptors indicate content that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern"

"NOTE: Content Descriptors are applied relative to the Rating Category assigned and are not intended to be a complete listing of content. When a Content Descriptor is preceded by the term “Mild” it is intended to convey low frequency, intensity or severity"


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