Parents' Guide to

Dinosaur King

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Card-game-based anime has too many fierce battles.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 3+

i loved this show when i was a kid

i loved this show as a kid and i can still name all my favorite dinosaurs 10 years later. sometimes i watch this show with my younger brother because we both used to watch it for hours everyday in like 2013. 10/10 recommend but the second season is a little complex for a little kiddo so i always liked the first season the most lol. i put my kid as 13 but hes actually just my younger brother lol

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 5+
This show really holds up, watched it as. Kid and now 15+ years later rewatching it as an adult with my husband (for laughs and nostalgia), I surprisingly remembered most episodes. It's also really educational as it used over 30 different dinosaur names and teaches true facts about their lives. Of course there's fictional aspects to it, but that's normal for kids shows. As for the negative comments that are definitely Karens. Having just rewatched most of it, there's no inappropriate clothing of any sort. There's 2 instances of bathing suits and one of towels, but they were not inappropriate... unless you're a pervert and *trying* to picture things way more provocatively than they are, but then you're the problem not the animation.

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (16 ):

If all of this sounds a bit too familiar, you're not alone. Dinosaur King bears plenty of design and plot similarities to the ubiquitous Pokemon conglomerate, so parents who are averse to the connections between TV series and seemingly endless marketing machines may want to steer clear of this one. There's little of substance here anyway, with mostly weak adult characters, no strong positive messages to speak of, and high levels of unrealistically bloodless violence.

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