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(out of 9 reviews)
AGE
14
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Parent Written bysia20001 July 2, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

The TRUTH about "Soul Eater"

I am a parent of 3 kids and i know that things these days on TV can be very...inappropriate. I have read some of these reviews and i have to say some are really STRETCHING the truth here. Nudity and sexual content: If there ever is any nudity it is never fully shown. Characters may appear to be nude, and young adolecent boys in the cartoon do see these nude characters, but the nudity is nothing of the extreme. There is absolutley NO full nudity whatsoever. There is slight exposure to bare stomach,legs,and breasts (Nude female characters breasts are never fully shown, but when these scenes do come along, children 10 to 12 may feel uncomfortable) Also, these scenes are very rare and never really are meant in any sexual way. When one of the male characters bumps into a nude female character it is always by accident and shock, which just adds on to make you laugh. There is never any sex between any characters. (Keep in mind, the characters ages are in the early teens) One scene in which a doctor pulls a girls shirt up to show bare stomach can be misunderstood as sexual, but the character preforming this action is only trying to threaten and scare the girl in which the way he did with her father. He draws lines on her stomach to show where he will disect her, but this is just to scare her and her peers. Profanity: There is frequent uses of the word "D*mn" and "Jack*ss" but nothing too vulgar a 12 year old couldnt handle. Alcohol and Drug use: One main character is most of the time smoking a cigarette as casually as breathing. Wine may be poured and drinken by adult characters, and one character (Who is a witch) drinks blood. Other than that no other drugs are used. Frightning and Intense Scenes: The evil demon known as keshan (may not have spelled that correctly) gives out horrifying hallucinations to people who go near him. These can be very disturbing and frightning. The Keshan himself has a horrifying appearance. Other demons who are known as keshan eggs can also be quite disturbing. There are also very disturbing scenes occasionally in the entire series, but nothing too extreme. Gore and Violence: There is a lot of intense battle scenes between characters throughout the series. Of course, the scenes are very appealing to adolence audiences and are pretty fun and cool to watch. There can be a lot of blood and times, and even cuts and wounds, but since this is an anime, there is no gore.
Adult Written byofMindandHeart November 17, 2012
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Incredible show, mature content

I think this summary doesn't do justice to the messages and role models provided by this show. For one thing, the goal of 99 kishen souls and 1 witch is almost completely forgotten after the first fourth of the series. The characters encounter new, more important problems, and in the course of the anime they never even reach the original goal. In the manga, the goal is reached but they don't make a big deal about it because it's clear the characters aren't done learning just because they reached one checkpoint. Also, there is a lot of emphasis on teamwork, depending on your friends, supporting each other, and also trusting and depending on yourself. I like that Maka is tough enough to battle monsters and get scraped up without Soul jumping in to saving her. He trusts her, and she has to be in a situation where she really can't fight back before he gets overprotective. After watching so many damsel-in-distress girls who have guys jump in and save them any time they're in the tiniest bit of danger, it's nice to see characters that care about each other without the girls getting coddled. Maka is a smart, brave action girl and I don't think people should be surprised when girls like this anime, no matter how many people stereotypically label it as "for boys" only. On the other hand, this is NOT a kid's show. Parents should know that there is obvious nudity, though with important bits covered up. A common gag is having one boy's face shoved into an older girl's chest. There are minor characters who are clearly prostitutes. Two of the teachers are occasionally shown smoking, though none of the school aged characters do. There is violence, not just against bad guys but also between friends when they are annoyed. The main character repeatedly hits classmates over the head with hardcover books, and this is meant to be funny. I recommend parents watch the first few minutes of episode 4 and all of episode 11 to get a sense of the more mature parts of the show.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byDragonflames1994 September 30, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

An excellent show for teens.

Soul Eater is an anime about a group of students at a special fighting school fight and defend people against evil demons. A lot of the show is about teamwork and trusting one another, and in one episode the main character, Maka, makes friends with a misunderstood enemy instead of fighting him. The violence isn't full of gore, but sometimes there is a lot of blood in fights. Blood is also used in some of the most minor injuries, usually in a comedic way. Characters are stabbed in the chest, punched, cut in half, etc. Expect lots of violence between good and evil, often with lots of blood. Characters sometimes fight each other, or hit each other on the head but these are never serious. Make sure you're okay with blood and violence if you're watching. As for sex, there are occasionally jokes about boobs or skirts, and a rather comical scene where a father asks his friend to buy his daughter a book for her birthday, but his friend accidentally ends up buying panties and a tiny bra instead and gives it to her, much to her disgust. Once a character flips up another character's skirt, to her embarrassment, but nothing is shown. Characters never have sex, nor is it implied. A few times a character will be shown in the bath, where you can see cleavage and legs, but no real nudity is shown, but it is implied. Adult characters sometimes are seen at bars, or drinking wine, but they are not drunk, though one pretends to be once. A main character is a scientist that smokes often. There are scary scenes, for example there is a demon that is trapped in a bag made from it's own skin, and as it escapes the skin can be seen stretching around it's unseen body from within the bag. Some monsters are fairly creepy. As for language, there are frequent uses of "d*mn", "h*ll", "b*stard". No uses of "sh*t" or anything worse. All in all it depends on how mature or experienced you or your child is to decide whether they should watch the show. Children under 13 would probably be too young to understand the plot or the jokes geared toward the older set. If you're okay with violence, blood, and occasional mild sexual jokes, this is an excellent show.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 14 year old Written byTakeshi kim March 31, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Soul Eater review children age 15 or older can watch this.

Anime's are so amazing but soul eater is pretty strange then the other anime's I watched.When I watched I decided this could be good.I decided to post this since I watched the whole series.It should be 15 or older like older teens that can understand some strong language,blood and gore,nudity,drinking,drugs&smoking, and adult jokes.This show is really about a group of kids during to defeat bunch of evil monster that keep feeding to a evil soul.Very inappropriate to show a kid this kind of graphical show.Trust me on this
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 10, 11, and 17 year old Written byAnna1221 March 18, 2015
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Really Good Anime!

I love Soul Eater, and so do my two kids. However, it does have violence, some language, and nudity, although it doesn't show anything. I would recommend parents take a look at this anime before letting their kids watch it. The characters are not exactly what I consider positive role models, so I would be sure your children are mature enough to watch this. The story is unique, the characters are lovable, and the show is really great!
Educator and Parent Written byTopoi April 7, 2014
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Top of the lot.

Soul eater as an anime is inheritably rather violent, and sometimes contains scenes of partial nudity or edgy clothing, yet is so much more. Like many other shounen anime, this is targeted to young males, but girls will find pleasure in watching it too. It has some rather astronishing symbolism and cultural references. If you are under 15, you should consinder more kids friendly shows, as anime tends to be VERY VIOLENT at times (Attack on Tiatan, Death note, Shiki, Elfen Lied...) and go watch some cartoons. If you feel up to it though, you are really going to enjoy it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written bychristian2011 July 21, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Truly one of a kind anime with unique design and interesting plot/characters.

Soul Eater may be somewhat similar to fantasy/supernatural anime like Bleach and Gintama, but features a more cartoonish/androgomous design, which doesn't take away from the surprisingly interesting storyline and funny yet likeable characters (Maka, Soul, Chrona, Dr. Stein, Death The Kid). It's about a young teen girl named Maka who goes to the prestigious Death Academy to learn and become an experienced "Soul Eater" with her friend, Soul, a teenage boy who transforms into a death scythe - her primary weapon. Their goal is to consume 99 souls, and are obligated with completeing multiple dangerous missions to obtain them. One of the main antagonists is Medusa, a highly evil treacherous witch who experiments on multiple human beings in order to gain additional firepower to aid her in her desired goals, even to the sinister extent to using her own son for her selfish motives. While Soul Eater may appear kid-friendly, it's an anime mostly recommended for teens and up, due to the violence (there's blood, torture, implied gore), profanity (d*mn, h*ll, b*stard), adult humor/themes with nudity and sexual references/dialogue, also with some drug use (drinking and smoking). There are some tragic and emotional moments shown throughout the anime, which some main characters meet their unfortunate fate - not spoiling!
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking