14A(14A) Violence, Disturbing Content

Synopsis

Japanese-language Science Fiction/Animated. Based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. After his best friend ( voice of Nozomu Sasaki) is taken to government facility, the leader of a biker gang (voice of Mitsuo Iwata) goes searching for him.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a science fiction context – blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of transformations and frightening scenes – blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Power and responsibility
  • Friendship and loyalty
  • Self-control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and disturbing transformations in a genre context

Classification date

February 15, 2019