A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes include the battle between good and evil, loyalty, rejection, and vengeance.
Positive Role Models
Heron is protective of his mother, attempts to do the right thing. Gods of Olympus want to defeat the Titans, but they have their own faults. King Zeus is a womanizer; Queen Hera is jealous, vengeful. Other gods and demigods have their issues too. Alexia is a brave warrior.
Violence & Scariness
Contains brutal, bloody fantasy violence that includes decapitations, stabbings. Physical assaults, fights, and burning of flesh are shown. Marital rape is alluded to with stories of a merciless king forcing himself on his wife.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual content and nudity (including bare breasts). Zeus is not apologetic about fathering many illegitimate children.
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Heron is often referred to as a "bastard."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and drunken behavior is sometimes visible or alluded to.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Blood of Zeus is a Greek mythology-themed anime series about one of Zeus' many sons. It contains brutal, bloody fantasy violence that includes decapitations and stabbings. Physical assaults, fights, and the burning of flesh are also shown. There is some nudity (bare breasts) and sexual content, and marital rape is alluded to with stories of a merciless king who forces himself on his wife. There is also some drinking, and the word "bastard" is frequently used. Mature teens who are interested in either mythology or anime will be intrigued by this unique crossover.
Is It Any Good?
This compelling series successfully combines all the fascinating drama from Greek mythology with the bloody fantasy style of Japanese anime to tell a classic story in a new way. While Heron isn't an official character in traditional Greek myths, his presence among Zeus' many illegitimate children feels credible. The connections made between classic Greek tales and the common demonic enemies of humanity are nearly seamless, too.
Anime fans won't be disappointed by the series' content, which features lots of violence, nudity, and mature themes. But even those who don't usually tune in to this kind of entertainment may find themselves easily drawn into the story world, too. Overall, Blood of Zeus is a fun, intense, and binge-worthy series for viewers old enough to handle it.
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