A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Many of the themes presented reflect aspects of Mexican folklore and culture, while others, like good vs. evil, and vengeance, are universal. It also features 1970s stereotypes about black men, Mexicans, etc.
Positive Role Models
Nobody is perfect, but while the Seis Manos are trying to live their lives according to Daoist principles, some of their enemies are guided by a Satanic force.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of martial arts fighting and gory fantasy violence. Guns are fired, people are assassinated, stabbed, burned, blown up.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong innuendo, including nudity, infidelity, and sex taking place in a bedroom.
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Strong language, ranging from words like "damn" and "ass," to curses like "bulls--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol is sometimes consumed; cigarette smoking is visible. References to drugs are common. A mysterious powder is being sought.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Seis Manos is a violent, adult-oriented anime series that contains stories relating to the occult. There are lots of martial arts fight sequences, as well as gory, bloody events (stabbings, cutting off of body parts, etc.), as well as strong sexual innuendo, nudity, and other mature content. It also taps into stereotypes that are common in 1970s exploitation movies.
Is It Any Good?
This action-packed animated series combines the fighting elements of Japanese anime with themes drawn from Mexican folklore as it follows the criminal activity and investigation of a Mexican crime organization. But while the concept may be unique for an anime series, the overall story world is presented in a way that is reminiscent of a gritty 1970s B-film, complete with overdramatic flashbacks, over-the-top slasher sequences, and two-dimensional stereotypical characters. But somehow Seis Manos manages to tie these exploitation film characteristics together to create something that is highly entertaining, if not mentally stimulating.
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