A Parent's Guide to Anime
Recommended for Mature Audiences
Reviewed by Sarah Calkins:
A hilarious space sci-fi romp from the people who brought us shows like "Tenchi Muyo." Photon is a young boy and his wants are simple. He likes food, he likes his box, and he likes women who remind him of his long-lost comforting "big sister." So why is almost every woman in the galaxy throwing themselves at him? He starts out in search of his "little sister" who has gone out to find the guy of her dreams, a famous singer. Along the way he finds a space pirate who is fleeing from an amorous and pompous Lord, and finding her asleep he writes "Baka" (stupid) on her forehead.
Well apparently this is how people in her culture get married, and hilarity ensues as more and more people show up and nearly destroy the poor desert planet. I haven't laughed this hard watching an anime series in a good long time. Definitely a must-see...provided that you're an adult.
Parent's Guide Rating:
red (recommended for mature audiences)
Although just about all of the violence in this series is of a comedic, cartoonish type, this series is rife with sexual innuendo, nudity and adult situations of all kinds. Photon is a young boy (even though his english-dubbed voice sounds much older) and yet he is the brunt of a lot of sexual attention throughout the series. There are a lot of bared chests and even some full frontal male nudity (marked out with a small dot on the adult man but completely shown on the boy.) Although there is no graphic sex, the series is still very much not for kids.