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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sexy, complex anime series appeals to older audience.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Good for older Teens; no younger that 16.

This anime is considered a classic, which is one of the first to mix GCI with drawn animation. It is a mecha (involving large robots) and contains scenes of nudity during transformations, while nothing is draw or explicit, there are outlines of figures. There is boob, no nipple, and the pubic regions are flat. The story is also quite heavy for younger viewers. This is a tragedy anime set in a dystopian world with dystopian problems (angels in this world can be bad an eat people) and may scare younger viewers. There is violence; blood is shown from people and alien type monsters.
age 17+

A TV-MA Program that kids shouldn't watch and this animation is not good ether.

OK Sex is at a 3 and this show is Rated TV-MA. Remix this. This show should only be for Adults and that's why it's under a TV-MA Rating.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

The anime genre is notoriously complicated in its storylines, but Aquarion makes a play for top honors in that category with character relationships and drama that's a challenge to follow at times. What with the whole dual-personality arc in Apollo and Silvia, the bad blood between Apollonius and Tuoma, and the mysteries in Sirius's past, there's a lot to delve into in each episode, and that's before several battle scenes dominate the screen.

But it's clear from the strong language and persistent sexual hints that this anime series is meant for an older set rather than kids, so its character complexities might not be a hindrance to viewers' enjoyment. They stand a better chance of picking up on allusions to mythology and contemplating the idea of destiny that exist in the story as well.

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