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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Effective teamwork and problem solving are promoted.

Violence & scariness

Cartoon violence -- crashes and fights.

Sexy stuff

Mild flirting.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Cast:Haley Joel Osment, Hynden Walch, Michelle Rodriguez
Network:Cartoon Network
Genre:Kids' Animation
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:DVD

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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 for the race each weekend. The humor is really good, and there's some very well designed characters. The races occasionally get monotonous, but it throws in a particularly well-choreographed one every once in a while to keep it interesting. As to the rating, season 1 is pretty much okay for 8+, as the bar says, but season 2 you have to be more carefull with - for some reason they really bumped up the language-content in S2: d**n, h**l, b***h, b*****d, a**, maybe a crap or two, no f-bomb or anything like that, but it's definitely more testy. So for S1 I'd say 8+, give or take a year, for S2 maybe 12+.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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 violence and occasional innuendo. However, the show's animation is beautiful and has a captivating story. Good fun for ages 11+


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