Fruits Basket

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Thoughtful anime has great messages for older tweens.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 48 reviews

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age 13+

Excellent but definitely for older kids

I'm sorry but there's too much innuendo and sexual content for this to not be rated higher for kids. I wouldn't have to explain the flamboyant and theatrical dynamic between two male characters much less all the other innuendo.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 9+

This is for the 2019 one

for the 2019 one i would reccomend it for 9 and up. it containts swearing like ps___ fr_____ da___ and he__. it also contains somtimes violence and gore. also when the sohma family turns back into there human form after they were a animal they are naked but it cover there private parts other than that 9 and up i would say. Because even though it has all that stuff, kyo yuki shigure and all of the sohma family cares about each other even if they don't show it as often and thodru is very positve!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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