Parents' Guide to


By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Iconic superhero reimagined in sometimes-violent anime.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+

Good for kids

Good for young kids

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

It's good for kiddo's

As long as kids don't curse

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This anime spin on a classic sci-fi franchise isn't just a nostalgia-fest -- it's a genuinely entertaining reboot, though fans should know the tone is grimmer and less goofy than the original. This version of Ultraman treats its characters as more nuanced and layered than the rubber-suited villains of the past: here, not all monsters are innately bad (some work alongside humans for the betterment of mankind), just as not all humans are good (there are some highly questionable things going on at Science Patrol). Pity, though, that female characters like giggly pop-star Rena get such short shrift, with a seemingly aimless romantic subplot for Shinjiro that fizzles out before it even gets going. Overall, though, the series does a wonderful job updating the Ultraman legend for a new generation, with some eye-popping and intense action scenes that really help the show come alive.

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