A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Darkness and vengeance will destroy your humanity if you let it take over you.
Positive Role Models
Ethan is a good man with a big heart who sometimes loses his way due to anger and grief.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of bloody fantasy violence, ranging from people being torn apart, chewed, or burned by dragons, as well as stabbings and other graphic injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One episode features full frontal female nudity and sexual acts.
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Language like "hell," "bitch," "goddamn," and "s--t" is used throughout.
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Products & Purchases
The series is based on a popular video game.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Ale is sometimes consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dragon's Dogma is an anime series based on a popular video game, both of which are intended for mature audiences. Like the game, this series is very graphic and violent. There's lots of bloody fantasy violence, ranging from people being torn apart, chewed, or burned by dragons, as well as characters being stabbed and subjected to other injuries. There's also strong sexual content (including full frontal nudity and simulated sex acts), particularly in one episode. Strong language like "hell," "bitch," "goddamn," and "s--t" is used throughout, and characters consume beer.
Is It Any Good?
This dark series, which was originally released as ONA (original net anime), features the monstrous creatures and "hack and slash" violence the original video game it is known for. Each installment, the title of which is named after a deadly sin, features Ethan, once a genuinely good man with a big heart, struggling to combat his personal demons as he fights the evil forces that surround them.
Some folks will appreciate the narrative, which shows how an individual can lose his humanity if he allows darkness to consume him. But anime purists might take issue with the series' aesthetic, which sometimes looks more like a video game than an online series. Nonetheless, Dragon's Dogma is entertaining, if you're mature enough to handle it.
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