Parents' Guide to

Fanboy and Chum Chum

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Zany adventures are low on depth but high on imagination.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 49 parent reviews

age 7+

Fanboy and Chum chum is this epic anime you watch while playing Overwatch

The best moment is in the episode Excuse Me; Fanboy, Chum Chum and Kyle build a Minecraft house
age 5+
Though it is aimed 4-6, it is TOOOOOOOOO stupid

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (49):
Kids say (186):

If you're looking for deep content and lasting lessons, then this show isn't for you -- or for your kids. Precious little of it can be applied to reality, especially when it comes to Fanboy and Chum Chum's experiences at school, where they enjoy nearly free rein to goof off and hardly put effort into their work. Even the nature of their friendship may be troubling to some parents, since Fanboy's control over his pal's actions sometimes verges on bullying.

But there's no doubt that it's entertaining. So if your young tweens can check their sense of reality at the door, this silly show offers a fun depiction of the wild imagination that they probably share with the main characters. For younger kids, though, the blurry line between fiction and realistic lifestyles may be a little confusing.

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