Yo-Kai Watch

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

age 7+

Game-inspired anime explores emotions in a creative way.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 13+

More harmless than things that aired when i was a kid.

I want to start by saying this show is up to Japans standards for children & I also feel it is fine for children 13+ and something everyone can enjoy! Compared to a lot of other cartoons there is basically zero violence. no real battles or fights and problems solved in creative ways which can inspire children to think outside the box and not bash heads together thinking violence is the only way. I see a lot of people here complaining about the "Suggestive TV After Dark episode" and i want to lead by saying, there where worst innuendos on TV when i was growing up. for example? A Show called Rainbow with Zippy counting banana skins.. 1 skin.. 2 skin.. 3 skin.. 4.. you get the picture. as well as the host telling all the boys to bounce their balls and all the girls to borrow boys balls to bounce as they won't have any. Yokai doesn't show suggestive things anywhere on par with the gross stuff i grew up with. I honestly wish Yokai watch was around when i was younger, it's charming fun and has an awesome sense of humour! and the characters are mostly adorable to the point i'd probably of colelcted the plushies! Honestly ignore all the reviews about it showing porn? Those are misleading. it was not the focus of the episode and there was no porn. it was 3 children being naughty in their sleepover getting access to channels they shouldn't be watching and getting in serious trouble. the message of the episode was to not do things without permission and those clever parents somehow missed the entire point of the episode. I imagine they don't even have kids and are just "Social Justice Warriors" on the internet trying to blow things out of proportion.

This title has:

Great messages
age 18+

Do not let your child watch this

The show does not teach any good values. It claims to help kids with feelings, but instead immerses them in adult tv.

This title has:

Too much sex

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