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Hero: 108

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Strange action series centers on violence, lacks messages.

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Based on 4 parent reviews

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age 4+

another idiotic show

this show has really bad animation, stupid characters, very simple episode plots and it isn't funny, also the characters have very stupid superpowers one can shoot lasers from his eyes when he eats bananas and Mystic Sonia can turn people who say I love you 3 times to her into living cats

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (9 ):

HERO: 108's unusual character names are nothing compared to the characters themselves. A typical day in this cartoon world sees battles forged with participants' whip-like tongues, electrocuting eyes, and a bamboo-hurling staff -- and that's just from the heroes. Sonia wears a hat whose long sides extend to prop her up and walk for her, and Mighty Ray must choke down bananas (his least favorite food) to charge up his zapping eyes. In other words, reality wasn't on the drawing board when this show was conceived.

That fact alone wouldn't be enough to turn parents off, but the show's absence of positive themes and reinforcement of some stereotypes about females (at times Sonia hangs back and lets the guys do the dirty work for her, and her strapless dress shows off some cartoon cleavage) certainly won't help. Although the violence rarely leads to significant injury, it's prevalent and is cast in a humorous light, which also sends iffy messages to kids. Bottom line? There are plenty of better options for kids than this misguided series.

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