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Not recommended under 12 (violence, themes, sexual references, language), parental guidance to 15
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to violence, themes, sexual references and language|
|Children aged 12–15||Parental guidance recommended|
|Children over the age of 15||Ok for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Weathering With You|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes, animated violence, coarse language.|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
When Hodaka (voiced by Kotaro Daigo) leaves home to make a life for himself in Tokyo he has no intention of ever returning. On the ferry to Tokyo Hodaka nearly drowns but his life is saved by Mr. Suga (voiced by Shun Oguri) and after failing to find a job in Tokyo, Hodaka humbly seeks Mr. Suga’s assistance once more. While working as an editorial assistant for Mr. Suga and his niece Natsumi (voiced by Tsubasa Honda) Hodaka is asked to help with a story on ‘sunshine girls’. Believed to be similar to shamans these sunshine girls, or weather maidens, have become part of another world up in the sky. They, and they alone, are able to take a prayer or a wish to the sky and the sky will magically respond. Hodaka doesn’t believe the legend until he meets Hina, (voiced by Nana Mori) a young girl who prayed at a gate to save her mother and since that day has been able to influence the weather. Together they set up a business to briefly bring sunlight and blue skies to small patches of Tokyo. Hina uses the money they make to look after her little brother Nagisa (voiced by Sakura Kiryu) and Hodaka falls in love with her. When the curse of the weather maiden begins to come true and Hina begins to disappear Hodaka will stop at nothing to bring her back, even if it means crossing over into the sky world and condemning Tokyo to endless days of rain.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Children separated from parents, runaways, illness, and excessive weather conditions.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
It is unlikely that children over the age of thirteen would be frightened by this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Weathering With You is an anime fantasy set mostly in Tokyo. The film is entirely in Japanese with English subtitles and as such will largely appeal to anime fans and lovers of Japanese culture and language.
The main messages from this movie are to believe in the impossible, that a world of magic lies beyond the clouds and that true love will conquer all.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as.
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