Code Geass

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Complex anime series too violent for young kids.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 59 reviews

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age 2+
awesome show. i let my kids watch it all the time.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

The Expert Who Reviewed This did a Poor Job.

Whichever "expert" reviewed Code Geass was either incredibly stupid, or didn't bother watching the full thing (I suspect the latter). There's a bit violence but nothing too egregious and I think a 14 year old could easily go unfazed by it. As for a positive message/good role models, its gets a bit iffy. I personally think that the main character represents a sort of Christlike figure where the main character makes himself out to look like the bad guy by ruling like a dictator and putting the sins of others on his shoulders, and then has himself killed to unite the people, so take what you will from that. There's a bit of drug abuse throughout the show but its certainly no Breaking Bad and I totally forgot about it until I started this review. One character nearly always has a cigarette , but again, a 14 year old should be able to handle it. For consumerism I think there's some sort of Pizza hut add in there somewhere but when I watched it on Netflix I didn't notice it. Finally there's the sex. Not much I can say here other than there are some... uncomfortable.. scenes. Its really nothing worse then some nudity (that I dont remember noticing on the Netflix dubbed version) and some girl masturbating (but you could probably skip that episode). All in all Code Geass is definitely worth a watch on Netflix for kids over 14. If your kid is younger then that and really wants to watch it, I don't really see a problem with playing it as long as you skip the aforementioned nudity.

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