18A(18A) Gory Violence

Synopsis

Japanese-language Action. Based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura. After her parents are killed, a young girl (Hana Sugisaki) enlists the help of an immortal samurai (Takuya Kimura) to get revenge on the people responsible.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, cursing, and scatological slang
  • Pervasive portrayals of gory gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a samurai context - much blood, dismemberment, and wound detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Unlikely partnerships
  • Revenge and retribution
  • Dedication and responsibility

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for pervasive gory violence

Classification date

October 31, 2017