TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Beautiful but questionable anime series has sex, violence.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 62 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Great Opportunity for Starting Conversations with your Teen

Wow this animated drama has a LOT to digest. Set in an upper school these anthropomorphic characters face numerous moral dilemmas encompassing internal as well as community & societal conflicts. They do a nice job illustrating how characters’ decisions can be influenced by biological fight/flight reactions, peer pressure, shame, discrimination/racism, sexism, popularity, attraction, power, greed, jealousy, generosity, kindness, and empathy. Right alongside this its made clear how their actions and decisions are mitigated through self-control…or lack thereof. The conflicts are multi-factorial and complex providing many opportunities for parental/moral guidance in reference to what the characters are experiencing. There are some that may not be apparent to a young viewer and taking them in at face-value may send the wrong message. Highly recommend watching this one WITH your teenager and paying attention. The pay off is the opportunity to offer guidance on subjects that you may not otherwise get a chance to weigh in on.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Too weird with indications of sex

Not an Animae really. More for older teens or young adults. It’s bizarre when a bunny /human says to a wolf/human I know what you want, takes her clothes off and says It’s ok, you can be rough, I can handle it. Too strange for me and especially younger kids with an innocent immature mind . Just plain creepy to me as though young innocent girls can give up rough sex to a hardened wolf man.

This title has:

Too much sex

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