The bright world of cartoons seems perfectly suited for kids. Parents see smiling animals and fantastical settings, and they reasonably assume that all cartoons are safe programming for children. But if they bothered to give some of these cartoons more than a cursory glance, they'd realize that not every cartoon is meant for children. In fact, quite a number of them are specifically targeted for adults. Some cartoons are a far cry from the worlds inhabited by Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, and the six cartoons on this list are definitely cartoons that no child should ever watch.
What's not kid-friendly about a blonde sex-kitten named Holly Wood trying to get out of the cartoon world by "making it" with a regular human? Brad Pitt, accompanied by a ridiculous hair-do, stars alongside Gabriel Byrne and Kim Basinger in this ridiculous romp through a decadent comic book universe. It's a lewd, crude, and rude film that no child should ever see. Not just because it's a little deprived, but also because it's a pretty lousy movie.
Although the "Family Guy" on the air today bears little resemblance to the series that first debuted in the late 90s, they both share a common theme: no child should ever watch them. "Family Guy" wears its Mature rating with pride. A given episode may contain references to drugs, any number of scatalogical functions, and all types of sex acts. Adults may still be laughing at the antics of the Griffin family, but children should be sure to steer clear.
Okay, "Akira" is an exercise in the ridiculous. Manga and anime in general aren't always known for their understated subtlety, and this film is essentially the godfather of that whole genre. While the animation is lush and beautiful, the plot of the film is muddled, and some of the imagery is downright disturbing. People mutate into horrible goo, and children's toys are portrayed as weirdly demonic. Keep this one away from your kids and enjoy your anime with other adults.