Parents' Guide to

Shin Chan

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Anime series about 5 year old isn't so innocent.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 13+
parental guidance recommended for Children age of 10

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 16+
Nudity foul language and sexual content and some 18+ content why I given16 + because more nudity has been censored

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (30 ):

American producers wrote new scripts to accompany the Japanese show's original animation, using American voice actors and changing the dialogue to better suit an American audience. So jokes referring to popular culture figures like Bill O'Reilly and Jessica Simpson have replaced the original Japan-oriented humor. Jokes about boob jobs, penis size, crack whores, and more pepper this strange amalgam of anime and South Park. Teens won't learn anything new from the show, but their parents might want to preview the series anyway.

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