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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Carole & Tuesday is an anime series about two young women who join together to make it in the music business. A collaboration between the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, this futuristic anime offers some mature content, ranging from strong sexual innuendo to cursing. Adult characters on show aren't always the best mentors, but the main characters are passionate, hard-working, and inspired by music. The show features music from popular international musicians throughout the series, including TakuTakahashi and Celeina Ann.
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What's the story?
CAROLE & TUESDAY, a collaboration between the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, is an anime series about two young women who join together to make it in the music business. The story begins in the distant future on Mars, where Tuesday Simmons, a sheltered guitar-playing teen with big musical dreams, runs away to Alba City. Soon finding herself overwhelmed in the big city, she comes across Carole Stanley, an orphan with a beautiful voice who works at part-time jobs and gives musical street performances in order to survive. They are both very different people, but their love of music inspires them to work together as a singer-songwriter duo. But the industry isn't favoring their style.
Is it any good?
The series tells a gentle tale about the earnest efforts of two very different young women who, through their love of music, form a deep friendship while struggling to succeed. But threaded throughout this story are some colorful characters, including model Angela Carpenter, her strange mother/manager, and a brooding A.I. specialist named Tao, that create conflict and keep it from getting too melodramatic. Also giving it some edge is the show’s soundtrack, which features music by folks like Australian DJ Alison Wonderland, hip hop artist TakuTakahashi, and singers Celeina Ann and Nai Br.XX, who voice Tuesday and Carole’s singing respectively. Overall, Carole & Tuesday combines a good story with good music, making it an entertainingly unique anime series.
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