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Is Ultraman: Rising Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if Ultraman: Rising is ok for kids? This mostly family friendly film is now streaming on Netflix. Parents should be aware of some animated violence and mature themes. You don’t need to be familiar with Ultraman to relate to this heartwarming story.


ULTRAMAN: RISING – When baseball superstar Ken Sato returns home to Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, he quickly finds more than he bargained for as he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe. Cr: Netflix © 2024

Ultraman: Rising Parents Guide

Baseball star Ken Sato (Christopher Sean) reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman from his father after he retires when Tokyo is under siege from rising monster attacks. But he’s still grieving over his mother who passed away.  The superhero meets his match when he is forced to adopt a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans.

Age Rating: Why is Ultraman: Rising Rated PG?

Ultraman: Rising is rated PG for Thematic Elements, Rude Humor, Some Language, and Sequences of Violence/Action which means some content may not be suitable for kids.


There is mild language including hell, poopy, crap, and words of Deity like “oh g-d.”

Mature Content: Is Ultraman Rising Kid Friendly?

Parents need to know there is some animated superhero action and violence including use of weapons, fire, destruction of a city, death, and trying to harm a baby animal. Characters are shot at with missiles and drones.

There are also mature topics about grief, death, being a parent, forgiveness, and trying to balance it all.

Ultraman Rising Age Rating

Is Ultraman: Rising Appropriate for Kids Under 10?

Content-wise, UltraMan: Rising is kid friendly for ages 10 years and older. There are some action sequences that may be intense for younger kids and some topics are for more mature kids. At almost 2 hours long, Ultraman: Rising is just too long. Sometimes simplicity is best. 

Kids will be entertained by the adorable kaiju, and it’s nice to have an animated film take a different route. The family drama often takes center stage, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Ultraman: Rising likes to go deeper. Ken’s arrogance can be really annoying, but then his more redeeming qualities appear as time as goes on. 

The vibrant visuals add to the beauty of the film. While Ultraman: Rising may take too long to get to the point, the thoughtful messages cut straight to the heart. 

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