Knights of Sidonia

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Thoughtful anime series has subtitles, quirky sex.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Don't trust age ratings....

I love this show, it has some excellent visuals, intelligent concepts and sci-fi, and a compelling world. However, I was very displeased with *how* I discovered it. Rated for age 9+ in the Netherlands, I though it would be a safe pick for my ten year old... who has sat though and loved such titles as Jaws and Arachnophobia... only to be shocked at the rather graphic nature of the violence, and its brutally realistic depiction. I watched as my boy was pushed to the very limits of his tolerance during a scene in which thousands of people fall to their deaths, colliding with the "ground" in a hail of thuds' to become smears of blood, and the dark aftermath of thousands of injured, shocked, and grieving. As an adult, I found the scene to be devastatingly effective and beautiful in terms of narrative and impact... But I really wish I had screened the first season (as I normally do) before letting my son jump into it. I absolutely recommend this for the 14-16 plus age range, but no younger.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 9+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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