Samurai Jack

TV review by Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Japanese warrior fights evil in violence-heavy cartoon.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 44 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

this show is great if your children are clam.

I shall say, that the fifth season have much more gore and overall not for younger kids. you most likely already because its being aired by adult swim, but all seasons before are for kids. the blood is switched out for oil and most "killing" is destroying robots. to the fighting and the art, its perfect, but I honestly doubt most kids under ten wont like it because of how silent it is, but there's always perfect music to keep you watching it. its great. the story is simple and villain steals the show, bless you Mako Iwamatsu. and it does world building better than any other show (aside from Futurama.) I for one love it.

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age 4+

Excellent intro to Bushido and martial virtues

This show has brought about such great joy and discussions in our family. If you think your child would benefit from the discipline of a martial arts school, then seasons 1-4 are appropriate for all ages. If the humble nobility of Jack somehow burned itself into my sons' and daughters' brain as they were infants, it would be a good thing. Season 5 is darker and age will depend on a kids understanding of love, rage, loss, loneliness, and redemption. My wife was most captivated by this season. If you let your kids watch avengers movies, they'll be fine. Seppuku is alluded to, but if your kid doesn't understand it, they won't get it. If they do know what it is, they will better understand it.

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