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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some violence and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Kumatetsu wears a fundoshi in some scenes, showing his buttocks. He also takes his shirt off, showing his chest.
  • Kyuuta also wears a fundoshi in one or two scenes, but he's only a kid.
  • Iouzen takes his shirt off in some scenes.
  • Kyuuta has a girlfriend, but they don't kiss or do nothing sexual.
  • When Kyuuta says "it's my first time", Tatara laughs and repeats the phrase. This can be interpreted like a sexual innuendo.

Violence & Gore

  • The movie is more intense than violent, although it has some violence.
  • A lot of punches between different characters. Some of them are quite violent.
  • In the first fight between Kumatetsu and Iouzen, Iouzen punches Kumatetsu and he bleeds from the nose. He's shown with blood some seconds and later he cleans it.
  • Kyuuta gets injured in his cheeks, showing some blood. We later see him with the wound all the rest of the movie.
  • Kumatetsu starts bleeding, and is shown that Ichirouhiko threw him a katana. He later introduces deeper the katana and Kumatetsu is shown with the katana in his chest and blood in the floor various times. But he's later shown in a hospital and gets better.
  • Ichirouhiko makes explosions in Shibuya, Tokyo, but nobody gets hardly injured.
  • Is mentioned that Kyuuta's mother died.


  • Occasional use of 'shit', 'piss', 'damn' etc. Some name calling between characters.
  • The English dubbed version has no use of the words 'piss' or 'shit'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Although it looks family-friendly and it has humour to make it lighter, it can be intense and frightening.
  • Ichirouhiko is very creepy.
  • There are some semi-jumpscares.
  • Some scenes like the first battle between Kumatetsu and Iouzen and "the battle" in Tokyo are pretty intense.
  • Some emotional moments.
  • The Darkness of Kyuuta is quite creepy.
  • Some intense moments of the real life are shown.
  • Ichirouhiko creates a very big whale.

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