I started this thread to ask the question: "why is it that when we say adult animation, the implication is that we are discussing a form of animated pornography?
I agree that there is a lot of animation and anime out there that is basically pornography. Basically, there has been a lack of clarification of what adult animation is. Mature animation is often thought of as adult animation but simply deals with adult themes.
For instance why are shows on CN in the adult swim slot considered not for children when some of the content is the same as shows that children view regularly on such shows as the Simpsons and Family Guy. In some instances these shows are more racy than those on adult swim.
The other mainstay is to classify anime as adult animation simply because it is anime. For instance, shows like Ghost in Shell would have much higher ratings on a weekday network TV timeslot than late at night to supposedly hide violent, adult, or intellectual themes behind the guise of being an adult.
So given this explanation, what exactly is adult animation, and how can we get more of it without persecution from those who would judge it by label as something based on pornography?