Parents' Guide to

Onimusha

By Danae Stahlnecker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Supernatural samurai spin-off has grisly deaths, threats.

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Onimusha TV show poster: Armed with a blade and magical gauntlet, Musashi stands surrounded by a purple glow.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Great animation, characters, and story. Less happened than I had expected.
age 6+

too much violence

i like death,s in shows so i wolud say six

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This brutal historical drama surprises with its depth of character and nuanced themes. At first, the show seems to be another action-focused power fantasy set at the end of the samurai era. But as mystery unravels and characters face increasing dangers, the heart of the story really shines. This is the journey of a morally ambiguous hero grappling with his own humanity as he strives to protect a future of peace after a lifetime of violence.

Complex characters -- including the antagonists -- and relevant messaging about tradition, progress, culture, and identity make this show both an enjoyable action anime and a touching tribute to a franchise that has more to offer than just beat-'em-up violence. The show also leaves room for discussion around how the history has been interpreted.

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