TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Strong young women fight evil in fun animated adventure.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Good vs. evil, honoring tradition are themes. Teamwork, loyalty, and hard work also underscored. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Mysticons are strong and independent, and come together and do what needs to be done. 

Violence & Scariness

Some fantasy violence, sneaky behavior, stealing. Also some dark images and characters that eliminate parental figures. 

Sexy Stuff

There is a comic book series based on the show. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mysticons is an action-adventure animated series featuring a strong female evil-fighting team. There's lots of fantasy violence, and it contains some dark images, including a scary skeleton-type character, and parental figures getting captured and (seemingly) eliminated, which may scare younger kids. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysarahmyriacarter September 22, 2018

Started out good

It started off great( a bit slow) but the writers seemed to of lost interest towards the end and the ending was anti-climatic. They build up to something aweso... Continue reading
Adult Written byHolly R. July 4, 2018

It's a cartoon from America and Canada, not an anime from Japan

Common Sense called it something that would appeal to young anime fans but this isn't an anime. It's a cartoon that has nothing to do with anime other... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byStarstruck8800 December 28, 2017

Breath Of Fresh Air

It's a very unique show that features strong female characters and good life lessons. The show is on no way inappropriate. Aside from the mild violence, it... Continue reading

What's the story?

MYSTICONS is an animated series about a group of young women chosen to fight evil forces in the mystical realm of Gemina. Zara Moonwolf (Nicki Burke) and Piper Willowbrook (Ana Sani) are orphans who steal to feed other abandoned kids in Drake City. Meanwhile, Crown Princess Arkayna Goodfey (Alyson Court) and the royal family's griffin wrangler, Emerald "Em"Goldenbraid (Evany Rosen), are taught to respect the Dragon Mage, from which the power of the original Mysticons came from. But when the four unexpectedly run into each other, the Dragon Disk chooses them to become the new generation of legendary heroes. Now armed with special powers, they must find the four spell books from the Codex to save the world from the evil Dreadbane, and to keep him from resurrecting the Queen of the Spectral Hand, who was destroyed by the original Mysticons a century ago. 

Is it any good?

This fun, female-centered series offers lots of action as the young women showcase their superpowers and unique weapons while fighting evil forces. It also contains magical creature companions, trainers (known as astromancers), and dark forces that young anime fans find appealing.  

Mysticons isn't particularly educational, and it does contain some of the traditional fantasy violence these types of shows are known for. Nonetheless, it's very colorful and compelling. Best of all, it offers young viewers an entertaining alternative to the many male-centered series produced for this age group.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Parents can talk about what Mysticons represent. What is their purpose? Is the fact that they have superpowers the most important thing about them, or is there something more?

  • Do you think Mysticons would be very different if the team were made of young men instead of young women? Why (or why not)?

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