Parent reviews for Neon Genesis Evangelion

Common Sense says

Classic anime series is violent, introspective.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 17 reviews
Adult Written byJohn Corrigan May 16, 2020

Great show!

I think that this is appropriate for a 9 year old but i would wait until your child is 11 before letting him the the movie(End of evangelion). Essentially the difference between the TV series and the movie is that :The TV series ends on a happy note in a world full of freedom while the movie ends with death and destruction.

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Adult Written byKotaro Minato July 31, 2019

One of the greatest phycological animes of all time!

Neon Genesis Evangellion is great. The characters are realistic, and sure, some people may call Shinji a crybaby, but he's a very realistic character. The series is very complicated, and has a lot of religious symbolism. The symbolism is very similar to 2001 a space odyssey. You have to watch it.

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Adult Written byPun_Lover July 27, 2019

Iconic but mature anime

Violence: Most violence is on the moderate or even mild side, consisting of battles with giant monsters (called "Angels") in the show. Occasionally these battles will be accompanied by large splashes on blood, but these are unrealistic and without strong detail. Young teens are frequently in danger and psychological distress. Rare violence against humans, usually pretty mild. Some scenes are more violent and disturbing, especially in the second half of the series. The show also becomes more and more abstract and introspective, some viewers find this unsettling. | Sex: A fair amount of nonsexual partial nudity throughout the entire series. Occasional flirting and sexual tension. One instance of implied sex between adult characters, the act itself is offscreen. The camera occasionally oggles woman, while there are actually artistic justifications for this that do align with the show's themes, that doesn't change the fact that it's objectifying characters. Innocent teen romance plays a small role. | Language: Very little language in the Netflix dub, it's tamer than most broadcast TV. I have heard the original dub has a bit more language though, including one f-word. | Drugs: One character is an alcoholic, this is played for laughs | Note of the movie, "End of Evangelion": The movie for NGE contains stronger content than the TV series, and should probably be rated TV-MA. While it still has very little language, the violence is more graphic, including against human characters, and there lots of sexualized imagery, including nudity (though there are no actual sex scenes). It may still be appropriate for 15 year old, but keep the content difference in mind, especially for younger teens.

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Adult Written bywizardortitan July 26, 2019

CSM's review is lacking

There are some shockingly gory moments in the series, as well as some brief nonsexual nudity (female nipples) and scenes of sexual innuendo. Asuka, who is fourteen, uses her hypersexualization as a sort of coping mechanism. There is also occasional swearing that the CSM review failed to mention. However, the real concern here is "End of Evangelion" - the finale film which is full of gory violence, nudity, and even a masturbation scene. Somehow Netflix overlooked all of that it and slapped it with the same TV-14 as the series. Beware of that if you decide to let your kid watch the series.