Parents' Guide to

Dragon's Dogma

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent, sexual video game-based anime isn't for kids.

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

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Occasional moderate gore, not much more violent then the game but way more sexual. Despite the ultra serious and preachy tone this anime (like many others) has a fixation on huge bouncy (bare) breasts. Even during an attempted rape the camera ogles the victim's heaving (bare) bosom and the same person bares them to her rescuer (they burst out of her top in a borderline comical matter). Another episode features several nude prostitutes (breasts and butts visible). One is being sexed from behind while her boobs are cupped by her lover. A couple of episodes involve graphic sex with a succubus (full front and back female nudity) one scene is brief with doggy style sex and another is a lengthy sequence with missionary thrusting and passionate foreplay (cunnilingus, sucking on breasts) that ends with her turning into a monster and being strangled. One episode centers on opium addiction. Otherwise the show is just dull and pretentious. Hollow characters, little emotion other tham dreary brooding, lack of any levity, trite psuedo-philosophical musings on morailty and little action despite the high octane source material. At least the animation was better than expected (especially on those breast physics).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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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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