This futuristic anime series follows 14-year-old Renton, who leads a boring life till a mecha -- piloted by a lass named Eureka -- smashes into his house. After Renton helps her get up and running again, he inexplicably finds himself stalked by the military. When the enigmatic Eureka takes him to meet an airship commander who fronts an underground anti-government movement, Renton is soon drawn into a web of intrigue.
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- Tomoki Kyoda
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; cast and crew interview.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that just because this Adult Swim offering is animated doesn't mean it's kid-appropriate. Violence -- in the form of military-style air combat and old-fashioned punching and kicking -- is a regular part of the storyline, and a few sexually charged plotlines toe the line in terms of decorum. This is an emotionally and visually intense anime with broad political and social themes, which, despite the fact that the show's protagonist is a 14-year-old, may be too much for some young viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Two prominent female characters are shown wearing short skirts; one of them is dressed in an overtly sexual outfit that involves a belly-baring halter top and miniskirt. Sexual relations are sometimes implied between characters of consenting age, but even the 14-year-old protagonist shows signs of a sex drive. On one occasion, a sex toy is mentioned. On another, there's thinly veiled nudity.
- At the center of the show's plot is an ongoing battle between the military and a renegade squadron of human-piloted fighting robots with laser guns, which can actually "bleed" when "injured" in battle -- an aspect that's animated in a particularly graphic way. Characters are occasionally shown slapping, kicking, and yelling at each other.
- While the language is clean for the most part, the 14-year-old protagonist likes to use the word "sucks," as in "This town sucks, my life sucks," etc. Another female character is described as having a "foul mouth."
- Social Behavior
- As mentioned above, many of the show's female characters wear body-conscious clothing that subconsciously undermines their brainpower. And while they're up against a malevolent and militaristic government, the "good guys" in this case are renegade mercenaries. That said, they fight in the name of peace.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One character named Stoner has longer hair, wears baggy clothing, and talks with a California "accent," gently implying that he might smoke marijuana. Another takes a special medication to regulate her mental health.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it