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By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Advanced sci-fi anime best for tweens and up.

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Because Yakumo is the one with the mission in this series, you'd think she'd be the lead character, but instead she's reduced to a typical girl victim. She's constantly in need of rescue and doesn't have any special powers -- or, indeed, much personality at all except for a tendency to bleat about "the way of peace."

Shinzo's animation is weak, even for anime, and the voice-dubbing is noticeably off. But kids moving from the Pokemon oeuvre into more complex anime will be fine with it, since the violence is stylized and the plot has only slightly more depth.

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