Shuriken School

Common Sense Media says

Ninja students' adventures are a kick for kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Kids are respectful of adults and each other. The main character especially works hard and is eager to learn. The students are racially and socio-economically diverse. Most adults are hard-working, patient, and all-around good role models.

Violence & scariness

Cartoon martial arts fight scenes don't inflict serious harm.

Sexy stuff

Occasional flirting between students.

Language

Some potty talk like "stupid" and "barf," but no curse words of any sort.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this cartoon series features racially and socio-economically diverse characters who treat each other and their elders with respect. Themes of friendship, loyalty, and teamwork dominate each episode, and the students are, for the most part, patient and diligent in their learning. The show includes facets of martial arts training -- including kicking, punching, and throwing ninja-specific objects -- but most one-on-one exchanges have very little contact and few end in visible injury (and any injuries that are incurred don't last long).

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What's the story?

Ten-year-old Eizan Kaburagi (voiced by Nathan Kress) is in his first year at SHURIKEN SCHOOL. He and his classmates study hard, play harder, and once in a while engage in scuffles with kids from their rival school, Katana. What makes Shuriken School unique is that its students are aspiring ninjas -- none more so than Eizan, who would do anything to avoid making rice balls for a living like his father. He and his friends always find new adventures waiting at a school whose students specialize in vanishing, levitation, and employing disguises.

Is it any good?

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Shuriken School's combination of action, adventure, and martial arts is sure to please the under-10 crowd. The characters are relatable, and kids will find that many aspects of the students' school issues reflect their own. And the show's vibrant animation style is engaging and lots of fun to watch.

Parents will like the positive messages about friendship, teamwork, and perseverance that play an integral role throughout the series. On the whole, the kids are smart, hardworking, and courteous to others. They rely on each other's individual talents and their own intuition to solve mysteries and wage Ninjitsu battles with Katana students.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about adjusting to a new school. How do you make friends? What can be frightening about a new place? Can changes like that also be exciting? Families also can discuss how Eizan and his friends solve problems. What was difficult about the challenge they faced? What skills did they use to conquer it? When have you taken on a challenge? Who helped you?

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 7, 2012
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4
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shuriken school

Families can talk about adjusting to a new school. How do you make friends? What can be frightening about a new place? Can changes like that also be exciting? Families also can discuss how Eizan and his friends solve problems. What was difficult about the challenge they faced? What skills did they use to conquer it? When have you taken on a challenge? Who helped you?
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012
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2
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This was a GREAT show!

This show is perfect for all ages! It's funny AND edecational! I recommend it!
Adult Written byTommypezmaster March 2, 2009
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5
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Please Dont rerun it again

Ok first of all, this show is not cute and its just plain dumb, Eizan sometimes does random things that are dumb and plus he stinks. I kinda liked Tak & The Power of Juju of it in CGI life but when they made a Flash animated series they just killed Cananda. But what was Nicktoons Network thinking putting this show, they should at least come to this website and see how bad this show really is. OMG what's happening to good shows like Rocko's Modern Life and some other great shows man if only they just sticked with the old shows. If you haven't seen this show don't watch it because it is not funny at all and like I said stick with the great cartoon shows please..

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