Maryoku Yummy

TV review by
Matt Springer, Common Sense Media
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Animated empty calories will entertain very young kids.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Education isn't the goal of the show, but there are attempts to model and explain emotions that may resonate with young viewers.

Positive Messages

Because the series is aimed at very young children, positive messages focus on basic concepts such as understanding feelings and relating positively to others.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters are defined clearly by basic personality traits that are generally positive, such as optimism or specific skills.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

The series is connected to products manufactured by American Greetings, so there's a very strong association for kids between the show and products they may see in stores.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this harmless animated series is aimed squarely at very young children, to the extent that those older than 6 may find themselves quickly bored. There are only very general attempts at providing educational content or positive messaging for kids. With no violence or sexuality and little character conflict, the show is safe for even the youngest viewers, though parents concerned about product tie-ins might want to opt out (the series is connected to a line of items by American Greetings).

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Teen, 13 years old Written by13ki December 13, 2012

Not 2 stars!

This was the best show ever! CSM, Why 2 stars? It's fine!
Teen, 13 years old Written by13k November 18, 2012

Why 2 stars?

This is one of the best TV programs ever! CSM How dare you!

What's the story?

MARYOKU YUMMY takes place in the land of Nozomu, where wishes go to live and grow until they're ready to come true. The Yummy are wish-sitters who are in charge of watching over the wishes and nurturing them. Each Yummy has its own distinct approach to wish-sitting, and each wish needs its own special kind of attention before it begins to shimmer and float and is ready to be granted.

Is it any good?

If there's a televised equivalent for "empty calories," then Maryoku Yummy is exactly that. The show is harmless enough, and there's a mild attempt to provide educational content aimed at young kids, but mostly it's shapeless animated blobs interacting in shrill voices that will slowly climb into parents' brains and begin eating away at their grey matter. Which is to say, kids might like it.

There's a merchandising program rolling out from show creator American Greetings, which also created Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Maryoku Yummy's quality aims at about that level -- entertaining for children, if largely devoid of any redeeming value. With the high quality and educational content in many great childrens' series airing today, it's hard to recommend Maryoku Yummy as a strong choice for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the show markets a product line. Did the show make you want to buy Maryoku Yummy stuff? Why or why not?

  • Did the way "wishes" looked on the show match what you thought they should look like? How do you think "wishes" would look?

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love preschool fun

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