Glitter Force Doki Doki

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Anime emphasizes female characters' positive attributes.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Glitter Force is a force for good, and the girls use positive characteristics to inspire their actions. Good doesn't always win right away, but perseverance pays off. Friendship and loyalty are valued.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The girls' positive attributes guide their efforts on behalf of people who need help. They work together and put their individual gifts to good use for a common goal.

 

Violence & Scariness

Flashy battles with hitting, punching, kicking, and other impact. People are hurled across the screen and crash into objects. Lives are threatened, but no one is killed.

 

Sexy Stuff

The Glitter Force outfits are short and clingy, accentuating curves and long limbs in a sexualized manner, but none of the show's content amplifies it.

 

Language
Consumerism

The Glitter Force Doki Doki brand includes a merchandise line.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Glitter Force Doki Doki is a Japanese anime series about human girls who team up with a representative from a royal kingdom to assume magical powers and battle an evil force that threatens them. There are many short-lived battles in which the girls face off with other people and with gigantic creatures born of people's negative emotions, and physical contact like punching and kicking is common. Injuries are rare, but characters often are in peril. The Glitter Force members represent individual character strengths like wisdom and compassion, and viewers see how those influence their actions for the better. On the downside, there are some body image issues to consider in how the girls dress to go into battle, with very short skirts and tight bodices that accentuate their thin frames.

User Reviews

Parent of a 5 year old Written byElla.Shine January 30, 2018

Better than the other one!

My daughter absolutely loves this one, better than the other Glitter Force. She loves Glitter Diamond the most and her "doctors without borders" compa... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 9, 2017

Glittery Anime!

The main characters can be pretty boring, they do have some interesting aspects to them, which helps the show redeem itself a bit. For example, the Character C... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 9, 2017

Doki Doki

This is great for 3 year olds, but I prefer the regular Glitter Force. This has a good story line in some parts. I do not like the flying baby there is technic... Continue reading

What's the story?

In GLITTER FORCE DOKI DOKI, when the kingdom of Splendorius is attacked by the evil Mercenares, Princess Marie (voiced by Yuka Imai) goes missing, leading a warrior named Mackenzie (Stephanie Sheh) to travel to Earth to look for her. With magical Glitter Charms, Mackenzie (aka Glitter Ace) seeks out compatriots to become the Glitter Force and help her find the princess and end the cruel grip on her homeland. She finds kindhearted Maya (Debi Derryberry), who becomes Glitter Heart; Rachel (Cassandra Lee Morris), who becomes Glitter Diamond; and Clara (Melissa Fahn), who becomes Glitter Clover. Together Glitter Force faces off against Mercenare generals and the Distains they create with people's negative thoughts.

Is it any good?

This anime series is big on girl power and emphasizes how a group benefits from individuals' positive characteristics being put to good use. The most prominent example is in Maya, a do-gooder who puts others' needs before her own even before she assumes a Glitter Force alter ego. Once transformed, she's able to act fully on her compassion and throw herself into the cause of finding the princess and restoring peace to Splendorius.

Glitter Force Doki Doki has a lot of what young girls tend to like: fantasy, magic, powerful female characters, and the idea of far-off kingdoms and royalty. Unfortunately, though, it also has some images that are less than perfect for impressionable girls, including twiggy teens whose outfits are designed to show off their long legs and tiny waists. Ultimately, you must decide whether the good outweighs the questionable in this generally well-conceived anime series.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why character is important. Are you influenced by first impressions when you meet someone new? Are you a good judge of character? What positive qualities do others respect in you?

  • How do the characters in Glitter Force Doki Doki demonstrate the importance of teamwork? Is every member of the group on equal footing, despite their differences? Which Glitter Force member is the leader? Is leadership essential to success?

  • Kids: Are you affected by how characters in TV and movies look? When they're cartoons, is their appearance always realistic? Do you think very much about how you look or the clothes you wear? What are your favorite features?

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