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Parents' Guide to

Tokyo Vice

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gritty Japan-set noir has violence, sex, cursing, smoking.

TV Max Drama 2022
Tokyo Vice poster.

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

BDSM and Pegging

Amazing series, the only reason I give such a conservative age rating is due to the sheer amount of graphic BDSM and pegging sex scenes, though as I’ve said I would highly recommend it. The series I mean.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This suspense-filled, gritty crime noir adaptation tells the story of a Western journalist who is committed to writing about Japanese organized crime during its heyday. Offered in part as a flashback, the story follows Jake Adelstein at the start of his newspaper career in Tokyo, and follows him as he continues to research and work a story that few want to tell. It also reveals, through Detective Katagiri, the complicated dynamic between Tokyo law enforcement and the yakuza, who were largely tolerated by police during that time. But Tokyo Vice is also a "fish out of water" story, and parallels Adelstein, Sato, and Samantha's very different lives to highlight their personal struggles when trying to fit into their own respective circles. Unfortunately, other strong characters aren't as well fleshed out, leaving you wanting to know much more. Nonetheless, the series is excellent overall, and offers an entertaining viewing experience for folks looking for a new hard-boiled detective series to sink their teeth into.

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