Tokko

TV review by
Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Cops fight demons in bloody anime best for teens.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Typical good vs. evil comics stuff. Characters have complex motives, and their actions aren't always straighforward.

Violence

Lots of dramatic sword fighting, shooting, and bloody massacres. People die horrible, bloody deaths, including being shot through the head. Gross little demon-worms attack people and turn them into monsters.

Sex

Some female characters wear revealing clothing, including one whose breasts are barely hidden. References to being "pent up" and needing to meet a woman.

Language

Some uses of "hell" and "damn."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some wine in background of a dinner scene.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this anime series can be extremely violent. The police fight scary demons by decapitating them with gigantic swords, which they wield in slow-motion displays that show off the resulting blood splatters. Gross, worm-like monsters attack humans and turn them into dangerous demons. Female characters sometimes wear revealing outfits; one policewoman seems to be topless aside from a jacket that barely covers her breasts. There are also some adult relationship dynamics, including jealousy and arguing.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bySilentAngel February 9, 2009

So-So

I didn't really like it. Also, it was a little short. About 13 episodes. Not really interesting. CHARACTER DESIGN: 7 out 10 STORY: 7 out of 10 OVERALL: 5... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old May 26, 2009

BLOOD!

BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD!

What's the story?

TOKKO is a Japanese anime series about a young police officer -- Ranmaru Shindo (voiced by Tony Oliver) -- who was orphaned when his apartment complex was destroyed as a teen. He later becomes part of a special police task force to investigate his parents' death. In the course of the investigation, he starts having recurring dreams about a specific girl. He later meets her in person and discovers that she's part of an elite, mysterious police force that fights demons. What's more, he finds out that these demons are also planning to kill him -- and were behind the destruction of his apartment.

Is it any good?

With that main plot thread holding the series together, additional elements -- such as police politics, mystical tattoos, and horrible massacres -- combine to make it a captivating, if bloody, series. Expect plenty of dramatic decapitations and flesh-eating demons, as well as some skimpy outfits.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the recurring themes in anime series. Why do you think so many tend to deal with demons, monsters, or other sci-fi and fantasy creatures? Why are people drawn to monster stories in the first place? What purpose do they serve in our culture? What are the most memorable monsters from television, film, and/or comics?

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