We've all heard of dark and gritty, or grim and gritty works. There has been a lot of works in recent years. But what a lot of people seem to forget is that dark doesn't have to be grim or gritty, hell I could think of hundreds if not thousands of examples of this. Nor does it mean that grim and gritty can only be associated with dark.

So with that said, has there ever been a light and gritty or light and grim works?

The closet I can think of is Trigun, with its art style and the setting is very gritty in how it looks while at the same time, the tone is very light (which doesn't mean it can't be serious or discuss more mature themes).

Can anyone think of anything else?