13th June 2023

Please find the National Online Safety guide for What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Anime below.

Download: What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Anime [PDF]

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Anime is one of the most popular forms of media in the modern world. Fans span across multiple generations – with a particular emphasis on young people in the west, to whom the unique art style and over-the-top presentation greatly appeal. It takes many different forms – from movies to video games – but is most commonly presented in TV shows.

The cartoonish art style of anime can lead people to assume that all media of this type is child-friendly. While a good amount of anime fits this description, there’s just as much – if not more – that centres around deeply adult themes and topics, with scenes of extreme gore, disturbing horror, and sexual content. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide delves deep into this cultural phenomenon, identifying all risks parents and carers should be aware of.