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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Origin: Spirits of the Past is an anime movie released in Japan in 2006 with a moderate amount of fantasy violence, without blood or death. It does contain some imagery that could feel nightmarish or disturbing to younger viewers. However, the message about learning to live in harmony with nature is a positive one. There's some minor flirting between tween/teen characters. Note: The version available streaming on Netflix is dubbed in English, but viewers who rent or buy the DVD will be able to choose between it and the Japanese language track with English subtitles.
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- Families can talk about the movie's fighting and violence. Is it necessary to show this kind of stuff to get across such a positive message?
- Do you agree with the movie's message? What are some ways that man and nature can live in harmony with one another?
- Are the characters in the movie too young to be thinking about romance and marriage? How do they relate to one another?
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