Parents' Guide to


By jeremy94, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Music and high school experiences in slice-of-life anime.

TV Apple TV+ Anime 2011
K-On TV show poster

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

One of the Best!

I am not joking when I say that this is one of the best anime ever made, It's very heartwarming and everyone is very kind, but I wouldn't call them great role models. 2 of the main 5 girls are always slacking off, and another of the main 5 is a bit of a nut. There is very little objectionable content, depending on the version you watch, there is some swearing. Sexual content is at a minimum, and is mainly used for gags. It's wonderful, and can even be a bit of a tearjerker for the right person
age 5+

So cute

So cute and heartwarming, no violence or language, very good

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Fans of music and slice-of-life anime might enjoy this series full of fun and wacky characters. K-On is a simple story about growing up in high school and the adventures you have along the way. Yui finds a passion in music and something to motivate her in life. Growth is a theme, as Yui and the other girls strive to improve and create something bigger than themselves. Most of the show focuses on the club's after-school activities rather than the actual act of playing music (getting lunch, going shopping, playing at the beach, etc.). Some of these moments can be touching and down to earth. Overall, the series is good but simple; it's mostly about friends just hanging out and the innocent adventures they have.

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