Friends at the end of the world
Despite having read the book many years ago, this adaptation kept me enthralled and, once started, I did not stop. The effects and acting were excellent. And they did a great job with the costumes too - the fly headdress and slight buzz for Beelzebub, the protagonist's varied clothing as they hopped through time. Not only did I love the story again, but as a fan of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Dr. Who, there were lots of little easter-eggs and asides (the soldier is reading American Gods as the 4 horsemen pull up, the newspaper ad next to the Witchfinder recruitment is for Terry Pratchett's hat and scarf - which can be found in the bookshop.)
The main message of doing good and caring for your corner of the earth rather than imposing your will on the world - despite the tribe you may have been born into, the profession you may have, or the destiny the universe may have set out for you is important.
There are a number of scenes of graphic horror, however, so this is not a series for unaccompanied young children. (For example, an office full of people is consumed by a flood of maggots coming from a telephone, a cartoon animal is eviscerated and left pulsing gouts of blood onto the floor, and a power-mad child erases his friends' mouths.)
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking