Parents' Guide to

Steven Universe: Future

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Deceptively simple series about real, powerful emotions.

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Not a review, just wanted to add something to the violence category.

I should mention that a character is killed. For the sake of spoilers, I won't reveal who, but they are "shattered", which is, to gems, death. Just throwing that out there.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

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Just as the Harry Potter series famously matured with its readership, so Steven Universe is taking on increasingly deep and complex ideas, though they're disguised in seemingly simple episodes. What Steven Universe: Future is working out is something quite rare for TV and movies: how to pick up the pieces after a climactic battle, when all the traumatized people left in its wake have to find a way to go on and seek happiness. As Steven Universe: Future picks up, some characters are happy and content: Amethyst is finding new inner dimensions as a teacher at Little Homeschool, Steven's taking advantage of his post-battle free time to welcome damaged Gems to Earth and help them start building a new life.

But though the Earth's at peace, not everyone there is. Jasper's built a fortress of solitude where she waits bitterly to fight against anyone who shows up; Pearl's leftover pain shows up as a giant crack on her face; many Gems aren't settling well into a new place where all their old expectations are upended. What does the future look like for survivors? Is there a happily ever after, or is that something to be worked towards that never quite arrives? As Steven and the other Gems continue to mature into their powers, this deceptively simple series with its straightforward problems and quick solutions builds a whole new world for its characters, and reaches emotional heights few animated series have matched.

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