Parents' Guide to

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, vibrant anime retelling has some sex, violence.

TV Netflix Anime 2023
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off TV show poster: Animated Scott raises a fist

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


I loved the plot twits and how colorful the show is. It's pretty funny and overall a good watch! Finished the show the same day. Only thing that kind sucks is that you barely see scott, only at tye start and end do you see him.

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It's a treat to have the original cast return for this quirky love story. Scott Pilgrim Takes Off doesn't tread new ground story-wise, but visually, turning his adventure into an anime proves to be a stellar alternative telling. Culkin once again shines as the sardonic Wallace Wells, and though the real-life Cera has finally aged out of awkward teen roles, he vocally still nails the apathetic but still somehow compelling Scott.

Teens will enjoy the "retro" touches -- a plot point involves a mail-order DVD from Netflix. That was normal in 2004, the year O'Malley's graphic novels were originally published as a tale of modern young love and strife. It's questionable, though, whether it was normal at that time for a 23-year-old to date a 17-year-old, which is repeated in this series but not addressed as inappropriate. That said, it's a period piece that should still strike a nerve for a new generation.

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