Magical Girl Friendship Squad

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

age 15+

Lots of risque stuff in parody of female-centric anime.

Syfy Comedy 2020

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age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

A show which is in touch and a fun ride

A couple days ago, a reviewer called this show "out of touch lol," for those who spend more time being "woke activists then actually liking Magical Girl anime," talked about "GamerGate" and said that those who like the show think its 2014. This review will counter those sentiments. This is outwardly and clearly an adult animation, in the same category as Futurama and The Simpsons. Its not family-friendly in the way that Steven Universe, She-Ra, and Kipo are, instead it is more mature, geared toward Millennials. It goes beyond the "risque stuff in parody of female-centric anime" as Joyce Slaton pointed out, in that an important theme is the discovery of identity and getting your life in order. There is also a focus on body image, the absurdity of the magical girl anime genre, and is a fun ride, which makes you laugh all the time. This animation is a dramatic improvement from the pilot series, Magical Girl Friendship Squad: Origins, and it includes a lesbian character (Daisy), who may be trans, as a protagonist, along with a antagonist, Verus, who is played by a gay actor. All in all, this is an animation that people should watch. I highly recommend it to everyone.

This title has:

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age 17+

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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