TV review by Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Fantasy-themed anime features strong female lead.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 123 reviews

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age 9+

One of the best Shojo (for girls) Mangas I have read

Full disclosure, I have only read the first 15 chapters so far, but I will definitely finish it. I have been looking for Manga for my 9 year old daughter, and due to the cultural differences in what is appropriate in Japan this requires reading every manga first (a serious pain in the rear). Most manga is violent and contains monsters or scary characters, and non-sexual nudity. It's just a cultural thing. However, there are degrees, and I would consider the spirit-type of monsters in this manga to be acceptable to as young as 9. Child readers may at first find a monster scary, but then often come to learn that it was an illusion and wasn't what it seemed, often monsters even becoming good characters over time. There is one scene where a crow demon inhabits the chest of a corpse it is reanimating, but the crow is quickly defeated by a good demon and the main character. That would be the harshest scene in the first 15 chapters. There are also scenes with tertiary bad-guy characters beheaded, but this is manga, and the deaths of characters from slashing objects is pretty much in every manga other than the cringey fluffy cat manga that are for 2-5 year olds. There really is no manga for 6-10 year old American kids going by American standards, so if you're opening kids up to manga, I would start around age 9 youngest, and accept the fact that there will be monsters, slashing violence, and possibly non-sexual nudity in even the most benign manga you will find. There is a scene in this manga where the main character is bathing in a river nude, but it is non-sexual. I believe her age would be around 14-15, but as this is shojo manga for girls in Japan, it is not what I would see as inappropriate for a girl reader in the US age 9+. I wouldn't give it to a boy until around age 13 though for that reason.

This title has:

Great role models
age 13+

A very fun show potentially for the family.

It’s a fun fairytale that I think everyone can enjoy.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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