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explicit • manga • parental
girlie comic
  1. All of the shows on this channel have content.
  2. I'm reading a really intense right now.
  3. This is a really . It's all about shopping and boys.
  4. Most of his CDs have advisory labels because of language.
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Ruth and Tre discuss manga and whether its content is too graphic.

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explicit content

I really wanted to find a comic book that had explicit content.

When something is 'explicit,' it means that it is stated directly instead of being implied. A comic with 'explicit content' would be one that has sex, drugs or extreme violence shown in the drawings. Most items with 'explicit content' must say it on the packaging, so people don't show their children. Notice the following:

  1. We don't let our children view explicit content.
  2. This disc is full of explicit content.


My brother and sister are quite into manga and comics.

A 'manga' is a graphic Japanese novel that is written for adults. Notice the following:

  1. Reading manga is a very popular hobby here.
  2. I collected quite a few manga in my time in Japan.

parental advisory

The sign, "Parental Advisory," warns people of possible explicit contents.

When something has a label that says 'Parental Advisory,' it is saying that parents should review it before they let their children see or listen to it. Notice the following:

  1. Why does this movie have a parental advisory label?
  2. My parents didn't let me listen to music with parental advisory labels when I was growing up.

girlie comics

I prefer to read girlie comics over violent ones.

A 'girlie comic' is one that is intended for females. Maybe a comic like this would have more of a romantic theme instead of a violent one. Notice the following:

  1. She doesn't read books much, but she really enjoys girlie comics.
  2. I don't know how you read these girlie comics.