A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include what it means to be human and not passing judgment on others.
Positive Role Models
Mack takes his mission seriously and constantly puts himself in harm's way to protect the crew and the success of the mission.
Small cast of men and women, each of whom is a specialist in their field -- a scientist, botanist, etc. -- and each is equally vital to the success of their mission.
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Violence & Scariness
Some blood, gore, and fantasy violence. A creature attacks the crew members and can be frightening to look at. One character is attacked by a creature and gets their arm and head crushed. Characters use makeshift weapons to fight back, e.g., a pool cue used to impale a creature.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One character's breasts and naked backside are shown in a few scenes.
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There is some strong language used including "bulls--t," "s--t," "ass," "f--k," and "f--king."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Exception is an original sci-fi horror anime series. It has some blood and fantasy violence. Characters are attacked and killed by a creature onboard a spaceship. Strong language, including "ass," "f--k," "f--king," "s--t," used throughout. There's some female nudity; one character's breast and backside are shown in a few scenes. While the series is not overly violent there are still some bloody action scenes and disturbing subject matter covered that may be upsetting for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
This sci-fi horror anime asks the philosophical question "what does it mean to be human?" through a story that while not groundbreaking is still interesting and immersive. Exception's characters feel unique, and each one serves a purpose and has their own thoughts and feelings on the various situational dilemmas that arise. The 3D art style and character design are also distinctive and fit their sci-fi setting well. Overall, this series has an enjoyable story and interesting characters that introduce some thought-provoking philosophical dilemmas. Fans of sci-fi you may enjoy this short, well-paced story.
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