So, Netflix just dropped this collection of mature animated shorts set around… Well, love, death, and robots!
Here’s a trailer: Btw, the entire show is pretty NSFW. Be aware the trailer has flashing images as well.
I have only seen the first two so far, Sonnie’s Edge and Three Robots.
Sonnie’s Edge was… Good, but also pretty edgy and VERY problematic at times. (Strong CW warning for references to Rape, vivid depictions of violence towards women, and a lot of harsh language.) Seriously, this one is REALLY strong. I dunno if the rest are as heavy as this one, but it’s a strong one to start out on.
But it’s a neat concept. Cyberpunk story set around the idea of Pokemon battles with large, terrifying beasts. The actual fight between the alien creature and the rock monster was amazing, and the visuals are stunning, but for the reasons stated above I was kind of EH on it.
Three Robots is a lot more fun. Three robotic tourists exploring a ruined city and misinterpreting human culture. The personalities in this short really popped, and I found the humor really good.
So yeah! I plan to check out more. Mature animation is pretty rare nowadays, and there’s a TON of content to go through here. Looking forward to checking out the rest.
So, seeing as how a lot of people on Twitter are citing how this show doesn’t warn AT ALL over some of its problematic triggers, I think I’d make a list of what content is in each short:
(A note: Harsh language is basically your shits, fucks, and what not. I’ll specify if it goes beyond that.)
"Sonnie’s Edge" - Gore, references to rape, extreme violence towards women, abrasive sexist language, nudity.
"Three Robots" - Dead bodies, harsh language.
"The Witness" - Violence towards women, excessive nudity, oversexualization of women, fetish/kink, transphobia (maybe).
"Suits" - Alien gore, harsh language.
"Sucker of Souls" - Lots of gore (2D gore), abrasive language (some gendered), male nudity.
"When The Yogurt Took Over" - Cartoon nudity.
"Beyond the Aquila Rift" - Harsh language, sexual scenes, female nudity, and a pretty disturbing scene towards the end. It isn’t gore/sexual violence related, but it is horrific.
"Good Hunting" - Nudity men & women, gore, harsh language, racist language, sexual harassment, objectification of women.
"The Dump" - Gore, harsh language, male nudity.
"Shape-Shifters" Very violent gore, harsh language, male nudity.
"Helping Hand" - Very violent gore, harsh language.
"Fish Night" - Harsh language, male nudity.
"Lucky 13" - Gore, harsh language.
"Zima Blue" - Maybe language? I honestly don’t remember any on this one. Suicide, maybe.
"Blindspot" - Harsh language, character death (Robotic).
"Ice Age" - Harsh language.
"Alternate Histories" - Cartoon nudity, Hitler, Nazism, cartoon gore.
"Secret War" - Gore, harsh language.