Parents' Guide to

Avatar: The Last Airbender

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 129 parent reviews

age 6+

One of the best western pieces of anime. Some of the greatest character development that kids and adults will relate to. Heck every living soul should watch avatar! There was a lot going on in the show only the adults will pick up on, my little brain could not comprehend when watching this as a kid. Rewatching it again as an adult it became a very special show to me It is one of those shows you should let your kid watch. So they can watch it again as an adult and understand more and appreciate characters like Iroh/zuko.
age 11+

11-year old's favorite

My son was almost crying when he finished this series. He absolutely loved it. He said each character was unique and interesting. He is really disappointed it is over. As the mom, I worried about the violence. However, it is not gratuitous - it is all about struggles, betrayals, etc. The plot seemed to be exceptionally strong.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (129 ):
Kids say (360 ):

An epic fantasy about mythological tribes of people were represented by the elements water, earth, air, and fire, this may look like a video game send-up, but it's really closer to Japanese-style anime. Mixing magical fantasy and comedy, martial arts challenge sequences with Godzilla-style monsters, Avatar: The Last Airbender goes beyond the everyday action cartoon, bringing an interesting mix of Asian mysticism and epic fiction to the small screen. Take note -- adults may enjoy this one as much as the kids do.

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