A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes explored include myths, culture, magic, friendship, courage, peace, and kindness.
Positive Role Models
Hiromasa is a compassionate and honorable man; he works hard as a court noble to protect his people. He tries to help those in need even if they're undeserving of help, and his pure heart often convinces others to be more helpful as well.
This Japanese anime is set in Japan and focuses on Japanese male and female characters. One of the main characters, Doman Ashiya, is a female onmyoji who serves the Japanese imperial court as an important specialist.
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Violence & Scariness
Fantasy violence and scary imagery, including demons, monsters, bloodshed, death, and the use of weapons like swords, bows, and magic. Characters fight with demons, sometimes to the death; most deaths or violent encounters occur off-screen. After being defeated, demons usually transform back into humans or entirely dissipate. The battle sequences are relatively mild, with only minimal depictions of blood.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters are shown kissing, holding hands, and hugging. Characters talk about or reference sex. A man talks about having trysts with multiple women in a night. Another character says their sexual desires are never satisfied no matter how many women they sleep with. The plot of one episode revolves around a man making a deal with a demon to sleep with a beautiful woman. Partial nudity includes a man taking a bath in a spring; only his chest can be seen.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters can be seen drinking what appears to be sake in multiple scenes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Onmyoji is a Japanese supernatural anime series about two men who defend a city from malicious spirits and monsters. Violence and scary imagery include demons, monsters, bloodshed, death, and the use of weapons like swords, bows, and magic. Characters fight with demons, sometimes to the death. Battle sequences are relatively mild, with minimal depictions of bloodshed. Sexual content includes characters talking about sex, characters kissing, holding hands, and hugging. There are scenes where characters appear to be drinking alcohol.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of folklore may enjoy this supernatural anime series that explores some interesting myths and ideas. Onmyoji is an anime that seems rooted in Japanese culture and folklore and the practices of onmyoji (a spiritual practitioner). While the traditional beliefs and myths may be embellished for entertainment, they're still fun to see. Demons and enemies are defeated in interesting ways, often being hindered by past events that turned them into monsters. Characters must find ways to help them find peace by overcoming these events.
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