Parents' Guide to

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

No similarity to real rock duo Puffy AmiYumi.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+
i used to watch this when i was 8 the music was pretty fun
age 6+

is a good show 2004

i think this show should come back i want a reboot for 2021 who is with me :D

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Young audiences will like the show's rock-star element and the fact that the girls kick it in their cool tour van. But unlike other cartoons with people chilling in cool vans (Scooby-Doo comes to mind), no compelling plot drives the action. An over-zealous fan might follow the girls, or Ami might moonlight as a circus performer, but the typical junk television formula of lots of flash and no substance is the norm here. Too bad, since the music of Puffy AmiYumi -- the real band --is compelling and unique.

There are good elements to the look of the cartoon: the band, the tour bus, the adventures, the music, and the Japanese culture. But the characters are very simplistic foils of each other -- Ami is the cheerleader, while Yumi is forever the grump. Kaz, their manager, plays the father figure, but he has no authority over the girls' decisions or behavior.

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