Parents' Guide to

Martin Mystery

By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Scooby-Doo meets X-Files; tweens OK.

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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Loved it and still love it

This show was part of my childhood when growing up (now 21). I remember getting up at 7 in the morning just to make sure it wouldn't miss it (if I remember correctly it started a 7:30) and I am now rewatching it. I find that it was never violent in a sense of gruesome than it is violent because it shows dangerous situation. I would definitely recommend not only for kids ages 6 and up but for parents as well as it is a bit more on the serious side than most cartoon for kids nowadays.. Over all, it's a really good show

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

martin our hero

some scene violents in humor situations so funny and perfect serie for kids yeah !!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The series' subject matter and Martin's goofy, immature character immediately call to mind Scooby-Doo and its lovable doofus, Shaggy. But Martin is a bit gutsier than Shaggy and, unfortunately, is more irritating than lovable at times. The characters aren't as developed as they are in Scooby, but the show is still reasonably entertaining with its silly humor and creepy, imaginative mysteries that rival those of The X-Files but are not as disturbing. Martin and Diana's working relationship even resembles that of Files' detective duo Mulder and Scully.

The show's anime style definitely keeps viewers on their toes, even if it's a bit distracting and distances you from the action. There's no deep moral message, just fast-paced adventure and mildly scary fun combined with everyday, lightweight issues that high schoolers face -- a mix that will no doubt appeal to tweens and teens. And for kids who, like Martin, are intrigued by green or purple goop, well, there's plenty of that to go around.

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