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Adult Written byJohann7 September 1, 2011

Bizarre, moderately disturbing, worth watching for genre fans

A thoroughly surreal postmodern anime series that explores reality as a function of consciousness, and the implications that this holds for a contemporary society that is in some ways deeply dysfunctional (e.g. the pressures of the capital marketplace, the results of antisocial or violent ways in which some people treat others). The story line is intensely cerebral and may be anywhere from mildly to seriously disturbing, depending on the viewer and episode. There is a considerable amount of violence, though most is implied and not shown on-screen. A couple of episodes deal with sexual assault and exploitation, and violent assault, self-harm, and externalized guilt are recurring themes. I recommend it for fans of anime, postmodern fiction, and Nihilism.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written byyakaboskib April 9, 2008

A great show for older kids

First of all whoever recommended Eureka Seven as a replacement for Paranoia Agent should go watch that show. Its just as voilent as Eureka Seven, if not more since they have left it mostly uncut on Adult Swim. Second of all its a good story about how two detectives are trying to solve the mystery of a kid on roller skates attacks people who are in an emotional corner with a baseball bat. I've watched the whole series. Its a good show. Not for kids by a long shot but older teenagers its fine for. Great story, great charcters, keeps you guessing till the end and then some. My kind of show. :)
Adult Written byshiro k. December 7, 2016

Not a show for kids

this anime is definitely not for children at least under 18. there is alot of sexual content in many of the episodes, for instance in the first episode. in contrast to the sexuality to the anime, it is indeed very sadistic and disturbing with lots of psychological themes that'll disturb little children and even some teens. mature audiences however should be O.K watching this... HOWEVER, the violence to this anime is so much to the point where i cant even list the episodes. in fact every episode of this anime has moderate inappropriate language and gore-like themes. PLEASE don't show this anime to your children...its for the better.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking