What is the ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ age rating and parents guide? Let’s find out! Within the shounen genre, it’s important to recognize that not all anime are created equal. While “Jujutsu Kaisen” may not be the most brutally violent or gory anime out there, it’s still not suitable for viewing with children as if it were a casual Sunday morning cartoon.
It’s crucial to establish upfront that age ratings can vary significantly from one country to another, and even between different streaming services. Additionally, many fans would agree that Gege Akutami’s original manga is more graphically intense compared to the adaptation by studio MAPPA. Furthermore, this series doesn’t guarantee happy endings or even survival for all beloved characters, given the perilous nature of hunting and exorcising malevolent cursed spirits.
Determining the appropriate minimum age for watching ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ can be somewhat nuanced. While the manga is drawn in black and white, it is considered by some to be even more graphic than the anime. As one fan on Reddit pointed out, “The anime is rated 16+ on Netflix, and since the manga is more intense, it should probably be R-rated.” In contrast, Funimation and HBO Max rate the anime as TV-14, while the overall rating in the United States is TV-MA.
In most other countries, with a few exceptions, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is typically deemed suitable for viewers aged 16 and above, a sentiment with which I would concur. IMDB suggests that the most mature aspects of the series revolve around themes of violence and horror. Instances of nudity, if any, are never explicit, and there are minimal to no notable scenes involving characters consuming substances like alcohol. When such instances do occur, all characters involved are of legal drinking age. There is some profanity, though at times it may be influenced by translation choices. Likewise, there are occasional risqué jokes, but nothing that would warrant a higher age rating.
All in all, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ is best suited for teenagers around the age of 16. However, it ultimately depends on each individual’s level of maturity and tolerance for graphic scenes and occasional body horror. The first episode can serve as a good litmus test to gauge whether one can handle the content of the rest of the series. While not the most explicitly violent episode by a long shot, it already offers a glimpse into some of the more mature elements that one can expect from this exhilarating journey.