IGPX

TV review by
Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
IGPX TV Poster Image
The future of NASCAR? Sci-fi fun for tweens.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Effective teamwork and problem solving are promoted.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence -- crashes and fights.

Sexy Stuff

Mild flirting.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this anime series includes some bloodless violence, such as crashes during races. And although this is a cartoon, it tackles mature themes like rivalry and dating.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byyami0204 April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written byKavki St. Dane November 12, 2009

Entertaining series aimed at different age brackets with the change of season

Watched it on Toonami and then bought it when it came out on DVD. I can't say I ever got insanely attached to it, but when it was on TV it was fun waiting... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byglavin April 9, 2008

Aims Older Than It Looks Like

While IGPX does seem like it could be a more kid-friendly show on first glance, there is a lot of rough language (ass, crap, b*tch, damn) along with some violen... Continue reading

What's the story?

In IGPX, two teams driving high-tech fighting machines compete in a futuristic race called the Immortal Grand Prix. The tournament pits two groups, Team Sledge Mamma and underdogs Team Satomi, against each other in a 12-round battle in which the teams much destroy their opponent's mecha (robotic fighting machines) using various weaponry. The pilots are shielded inside a pod called a "hide shell," but once the mech is destroyed, the hide shell is ejected. After the 12 rounds, the two best teams advance to the finals. The starring role of Takeshi Jin is voiced by Haley Joel Osment of The Sixth Sense.

Is it any good?

What's interesting about IGPX is how the characters and storyline are developed. Thanks to good acting and high-quality animation, viewers may find themselves forgetting that this is a cartoon and tuning in each week to see what happens next to the likeable members of Team Satomi.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about working with others. Why does it pay to be a team player? Why is sportsmanship important in competition? Do you think sports like NASCAR could evolve into something more like this in the future?

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