The Seven Deadly Sins

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Smart manga-inspired series has edgy sexual content, too.

Online Action 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 89 reviews

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age 18+

Sexual assault should not be tolerated in a kids show

As a father, watching this show with my 7 and 9 year old daughters creeped me out. I realize Netflix lists a rating of TV14, but even at that age, kids should not have to accept a show that trivializes sexual assault. The leader "captain " of the group consistently gropes a female character without any indication on screen (from either the victim nor other characters) that this behavior is wrong. Though my kids enjoy the show in general, when my 9 year old daughter told me she "tries to ignore these scenes" I realized that's exactly what leads our society to tolerate sexual assault in real life, and might lead victims not to push back. Compounded with gratuitous cleavage and very short skirts in every scene, which may be commom in the anime genre, the show teaches children (and adults) that women and girls are objects for men's fantasies without any personal rights to their own bodies. The same plot could be well written and animated without such degrading examples for children. I am taking this opportunity to explain to our daughters why groping is not acceptable, and that they need to speak out if they ever feel uncomfortable or threatened in real life. Thanks, Netflix!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Atrocious Message TW Sexual Assault

This anime has a main character which continually sexually assaults one of the female characters, groping them, attempting to remove underwear and going under their dress, all without consent. In the first episode, this female is asleep and the main characters first action when meeting them is to grope her. Absolutely awful message for young boys and girls alike, as at no point does anyone in the anime call out this behaviour.

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