People say American has a problem with violence in their media in that it's excessive and so forth.
BUT can we talk about Japan?????
Holy fuckin' shit, I get more triggered by the gratuitous violence and gore I see in anime than anything I've seen in western media.
I'll start with Miyazaki and how a lot of the animated gore in that makes me really uncomfortable and sometimes downright nauseous. I could barely get through Princess Mononoke with the bleeding boar and wolf gods, and those WORMS! UGH! Then in Spirited Away when Haku was bleeding all over and from his mouth I was cringing, and when No Face went on a tirade vomiting everywhere I was like
the whole time.
Even in my favorite Miyazaki movie, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, when that red giant was melting and falling apart I was greatly disturbed when I watched it the first time as a 6 year old. I've since watched Nausicaa multiple times so it's not as bothersome now, but I still can't bring myself to watch Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away again.
And in some other works I have a different reaction. When I watched Akira for the first time, for some reason it made me really angry? Seeing them yelling all the time, and the violence … I literally threw my phone against the wall next to the tv. I have no idea why.
And I was watching the trailer for Devilman Crybaby on Netflix, and from that and what I've heard people say what's in the show I could already feel my skin itching in anger as I felt with Akira. I also read descriptions of what happens in the show and I'm like, "No … no, why do this? This is too damn much."
So in short, I have no problem with the blood and gore in live action shows/movies. I even appreciate how well the practical effects are done. They don't make me feel one way or the other aside from sympathy for the character suffering. I just can't do highly visceral moving images without feeling disgusted or fucking angry I guess.