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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include the Japanese underworld and seeking payback. Loyalty and friendship are secondary themes.
Positive Role Models
Bryce is confident and obnoxious and Hit-Monkey is distrustful and aggressive. Both are anti-heroes seeking to hurt vs. save, but they occasionally feel pangs of guilt.
It takes place in Tokyo, and most of the cast is presented as being Japanese.
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Violence & Scariness
Murder is a major theme. There's lots of gory, bloody fantasy violence, ranging from explosions and point blank shootings to bloody wounds and severed heads.
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Strong words like "ass" and cursing ("s--t") is frequent.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (beer), cocktails, shots, etc. and drunken behavior is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Marvel's Hit-Monkey, an animated installment of the Marvel franchise, is not intended for young viewers. Murder and payback are key themes, and there's lots of intense and bloody fantasy violence (including bloody decapitations and point blank shootings). There's also cursing and drinking and drunkenness.
Is It Any Good?
The adult-oriented animated series stands out for featuring a primate capable of navigating the Japanese Yakuza underworld and seeking payback for the acts committed against those around him. While it doesn't go far enough to be a superhero spoof, there is a comedic edge to it, especially when it comes to the relationship between the antiheroes. But thanks to the main primate, Hit-Monkey's tone sometimes feels dark and brooding, making you wonder about how you're supposed to feel about what's happening. Nonetheless, it's a fun, creative story, and one that will prove entertaining to folks who like this sort of animated entertainment.
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