Sailor Moon Crystal

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 10+

Show is great but...

I remember watching sailormoon when I was young. A very simplistic show with girl super hero's and at least one boy role model Tuxedo Mask there were more of course. Even as a young boy I could relate to the night in shinning armor trope where I, the boy, could rescue the princess. So I expected the same. Much of that was true for the first two seasons, but changes slightly in season 3. For those who hold certain religious beliefs season 3 might be problematic. As some faiths make exclusive claims about sexuality and attraction. This is not to be confused with being mean or hateful, or intolerant...that is never ok and certainly not what we teach our kids. Freedom of religion is something everyone should be afforded the right to enjoy. So in accordance with her faith our daughter stopped watching the show. What should parents of certain religious beliefs look out for: SPOILERS: S3 In the original sailor moon there were very subtly mentions of this but now is more overt as one of the boy characters dresses as a girl and one of the girls likes another girl. For some I know that is ok but for many religious families it may not be. Not the characters themselves but the actions they take. Other than that the show does focus on romantics pretty heavy so depending on your child sensibility and what you would rather them be focused on just be aware of that. Theres great action and a call to helping those around you so to that end the show does a good job of. Please do not remove my review ..I post is very respectful and you would be violating your own policy by targeting religion. We are an inclusive community. Posting anything that targets class, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, weight, or disability will result in immediate removal.

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age 2+

Terrible

Look, people say that it promotes girl power, but really, the main character, Sailor Moon, is this high school girly-girl who cries over everything and acts as if she is a little primary school girl! The show is dreadfully boring and Sailor Moon stays immature throughout the whole show! She leans upon her friends and boyfriend way too much and is the worst role model in existence! If you want to watch things about female superheroes and girl power, I recommend watching Supergirl or any other anime!

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