Parents' Guide to

Kotaro Lives Alone

By Ty'Kira Smalls, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet but somber anime follows a neglected 4-year-old.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Read this DONT listen to common sense.

First up ages: 8-11+ of course, but if your kid can handle shows like Spy X Family then easily they can watch this kids show, Story: around this time there are a ton of kidnappings and a kid lives alone. No spoilers here. Rating: great writing love it and I cried. Story of my experience: one of my sons was very grumpy (age 8) until he watched this masterpiece. He participated more in our family (maybe cus he felt bad for the kid) and didn’t argue except after the first episode he wanted to watch more. IDEA: say if you don’t whine you can watch 2 episodes tommorow but then no more. GENIUS.
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It's a unique premise, and Kotaro, an independent 4-year-old living on his own, is such a unique character. Kotaro Lives Alone is heartwarming and funny one moment, and then extremely sad and bittersweet the next. Kotaro is written so headstrong that it's surprising and heartbreaking when he has moments of vulnerability (which is actually him simply acting like a 4-year-old should). This is a heartwarming, sometimes melancholic watch.

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