Parents' Guide to

Ajin: Demi-Human

By Edie Nugent, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Humans summon immortal killers in intense, violent anime.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

Its a fun anime and isnt to bad for children

age 15+

Interesting story comic book, extremely violent

This is a review of the comic book that the TV show is based on. This is an interesting story about immortality, but is let down by its ongoing gratuitous violence. Definitely not for young kids and I would be hesitant to let younger teenagers watch/read it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (11 ):

This is a fast-paced but sometimes formulaic anime series based on an ongoing and popular manga. While it suffers from a less than original script, it has solid characters and a unique style that's a blend of 3-D modeling and more traditional animation. The show wastes no time in jumping right into the action, where eye-catching visuals pair with an intense soundtrack that will appeal to both younger and older teens. An ever-present sense of menace, violence, and fear are hallmarks of the show as Kei, Kaito, and the Ajins they meet on the run are constantly in danger of being captured or killed.

The moral questions posed by the series, however, concerning the limits of government power, corporate greed, and personal responsibility will probably be lost on a tween audience. They'll need some guidance to navigate the thornier social issues and ethical quandaries that give context to the death and destruction on display. Still, unlike many entries in the manga-and-anime genre, Ajin: Demi-Human shows a sophistication in both concept and execution that makes for engaging viewing.

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