A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about helping others and using one's strength for the greater good.
Positive Role Models
Characters display courage, loyalty, ingenuity.
A few characters present as human persons of color, and the series makes an effort to cast men and women in non-stereotypical roles.
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Violence & Scariness
Many episodes feature long action sequences involving gun fights, fire, electricity, lightsabers (of course), and other weapons, where characters are seen being killed.
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Products & Purchases
Though there's no product placement or consumerism within the series itself, this series, like everything else associated with Star Wars, does have merchandising tie-ins.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are occasionally seen drinking alcohol. No smoking or drug use shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Star Wars Visions is an anime anthology series that takes place in the Star Wars universe. The initial run features nine 15- to 20-minute episodes produced by six different Japanese animation studios. The stories use plenty of imagery and ideas familiar to Star Wars fans (alien species, locations, lightsabers, and some brief cameos by well-known characters) but take place outside of the Star Wars canon. Like other Star Wars-related series, there's no notable profanity or sexual content, but violence is shown throughout in the form of laser gun fights, sword fights, and other large and small battles.
Is It Any Good?
Anthology series are mixed bags by nature -- Star Wars Visions is no exception, as some of the episodes are vastly more entertaining than others. The series feels a bit like flipping through a sketchbook full of different styles and spins on familiar parts of the Star Wars universe, which is a dream for fans ready for some creative takes on classic material. That said, the draw isn't really the stories as much as it is the way they're told, with frenetic energy, intricate art, and plenty of surprises along the way. It's a worthy experiment done well.
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