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Target demographic Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828626

When this show started out, the ages of the Mane Six were a topic for debate. The last time we had the don't-treat-me-like-a-baby motif, the protestor was -- what? maybe nine or ten? But in Saturday's episode, one of our viewpoint characters has a beard (which his mother tries to cut off, sigmundfreud cough cough) and the other one yells, "I'm a grown mare!" Starlight's old room (pic) is a zoo of rebellious-teenager paraphernalia: male alicorn plushie with smouldering eyes, leering leather-clad stallion on poster, skulls everywhere, some with demon horns.

The target demographic for this show is no longer 6-8-year-old girls. Proof: almost all the show's commercials are now for adult stuff, of no interest to young girls.

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By the way, just from the standpoint of the graphics, Starlight's old room looks like a Joan Miro painting (pic). The eyeball and guitar suggest that the resemblance may not be a coincidence.
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I doubt the character's age has anything to do with whether a young audience likes them or not.

>>36828628
When giving it a quick glance it kinda does.

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MLP is just an inherently kiddie show that accidentally got overshadowed by manchilds

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>>36828628
If Hasbro truly thought FiM was no longer for little girls, they'd be ending the show and retooling it.

Oh, wait...
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Rough DraftCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828691

It's a "family" show. Being more appealing to adults now doesn't mean that it's going to start being an "adult" cartoon- just that they now recognize that it has wide appeal.
...I think a lot of people get overly defensive over the idea of it still being primarily aimed at kids. That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with an adult liking it, or that it isn't a genuinely good cartoon. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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one way

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then another

Anon!S7FMZNZ5ngCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828710

cough

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>>36828626
so.... we won?

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>>36828721
Yes. Now we need not concern ourselves with MLP anymore, since we won.

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>>36828734
cool. which cartoon do you guys want to ruin next?

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>>36828721
"won" is a stretch. I'd say something happened, and there was a result.

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>>36828740
Hanazuki. Weird thing, seems to already have started a small fandom.

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>>36828786
Hasbro has been prematurely pushing it, despite being a new IP with just a webtoon and a few merch

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>>36828787
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I think the writers know the audience that started with this show is getting older and they don't want to abandon them. Hell, they just gad a going through puberty episode complete with acne and body odor. Also we're having implied single parent households, teenager rebellions, and Justin Bieber.

But that doesn't mean they're abandoning younger audiences or not still putting fun shout outs to the older viewers. Nothing yet has been super a super explicit (except Spike's puberty) tween episode. Overall, I'd say that the show is becoming more of an all ages show.

Besides, don't we already have Equestria Girls targeted for the teens? And FIM is so much unbelievably better than that drivel.

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>>36828825
>Besides, don't we already have Equestria Girls targeted for the teens?
They’re all like something out of PBS Kids, with in-jokes that should have stayed on 4chan

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>>36828825
>I think the writers know the audience that started with this show is getting older and they don't want to abandon them.
But they already long moved on.

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>>36828626
The show still appeals to 4 year old little girls that cry at least once per episode, like me, so i don't know what you are getting at, OP.

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>>36828836
But I'm still stuck on this damn ride!!!!

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>>36828936
The ride's not over yet.

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>>36828937
Honestly, I really and truly enjoy this ride and I'm grateful for even more pony in our future.

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>>36828938
Yeah, it's still lots of fun.


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