in my opinion, InuYasha is great for everybody 12+, it does have violence and gore but i dont think its anything too bad and i dont think the violence is too bad either. it has very very little drinking and stuff like that, it just appears in a couple episodes (maybe like 5 episodes). there is some cursing, they say "d*mn", "h*ll", *b*stard", "cr*p", and there was only one case were "jack*ss" was used. there is (very little) sexual stuff, one of the characters (miroku) asks just about every women he meets to "bear his child" and there is a couple episodes were he touches another characters (sango) butt, there is some scenes were they are bathing but nothing is shown, there is one episode early on were one characters (kikyou) body is shown naked, it was revealing but her "parts" were not shown and the context of the scene was not sexual in any way, there was also one scene were InuYasha was naked but everything was covered and nothing was shown, the first episodes in particular are a bit more sexual (because of revealing outfits) but there is very very little sexual stuff in this show. some things are some what creepy, that may scare younger children (there is things such as reincarnation, stealing souls, bringing people back to life, faceless people, creepy looking monsters, demons (like when inuyasha becomes full demon), there is a couple cases of possession (sango is possessed once, kagome is possessed by kikyou a couple times). the characters are amazing! kagome is a great role-model! great writing, animation, and story! being an otaku, ive watched many anime and i particularly like InuYasha because it is a LOT more appropriate than a lot of the other ones out there! overall InuYasha is a light-hearted story with darker and a bit more mature themes. common sense media was a bit wrong about their rating, id say you can definitely count on mine for a fair rating and review.