TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun teen anime has violent moments, strong language.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 1 review

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

Positive Messages

Fighting enemies in the future will save the population of the present, possibly from its own mistakes.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Adults often seem unable to handle crisis or be good role models. 


A child is kidnapped, a teenager is gruesomely killed, and others jumped to their deaths. There’s lots of blood visible during these moments. Children are told to keep silent about a violent event. Knives and other weapons are shown; people are also beat up. 


Animated characters are shown in underwear, short skirts, tight outfits, etc.


Words like "crap" and "bastard" audible.


Tea bottles are designed to look somewhat like a common Japanese brand. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Revisions is a Japanese anime series about a group of young adults who help save the world from violent cyborgs. Dubbed in English, the storyline is geared more towards younger viewers, but it features some moments of bloody, gruesome fantasy violence, some of which is committed against teens. Weapons like knives and guns are frequently shown. Words like "crap" and "bastard" are also used. The teens on the show often handle crisis-filled moments better than the adults.  

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySaltyCheeseCat June 21, 2020

Irritating characters, poor story

This anime has beautiful animation and amazing voice actors, but the main characters, the story, and the dialogue are atrocious. Despite being a serious anime,... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byzyler June 8, 2020


It was good at first until the middle of the first episode when a girl gets squeezed so hard that she bursts and blood is everywhere. There is also fan service... Continue reading

What's the story?

REVISIONS is a Japanese anime series about a group of young people trying to save the world by fighting for it in the future. How does that work? Seven years ago Daisuke Dojima was rescued from a kidnapper by his elementary school friends and a strange woman named Milo, who tells him that he'll one day be called upon to protect everyone around him. Now in his second year of high school, Daisuke spends his time preparing himself for this destiny, much to the chagrin of friends Gai, Lu, Marimari, and Keusaku. But when they get caught up in a "Shibuya Drift," and get transported to the year 2388, they find Shibuya surrounded by a vast wasteland, and under attack thanks to a hostile cyborg race known as Revisions. Now Daisuke and his friends must work with Milo, who is an AHRV agent from the future, to fight the cyborgs with their string puppet weapon technology. 

Is it any good?

This entertaining series is a compelling story about a group of teens caught up in circumstances that force them to help save the world. Daisuke is a fledgling hero who is growing into himself as he learns how to fulfill Milo’s prophecy. His friends aren’t perfect, but, as is the case in many teen stories, they appear more equipped to handle what's happening than the adults around them. This reflects the show's overall message, which calls for stopping the enemies of the future in order to save the present. Despite some gory moments, these details make Revisions’ action-packed tale appealing. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about anime. What are the unique characteristics that define this type of entertainment? It originates in Japan, but what makes it popular around the world?

  • Revisions stand out from other popular anime series? What role do adults have in solving the crisis at hand?

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