Aiden (voiced by Dante Basco) is an amateur monster hunter. He and his fellow villagers live side by side with monsters, battling to stop their flocks from being eaten and their homes from being destroyed.
One day Aiden is saved from a Velociprey monster by Julius (voiced by Brando Eaton), an Ace Monster Hunter and member of the Monster Hunter Guild. Inspired by Julius, Aiden decides to save his village from an Elder Dragon. Elder Dragons are rare and ancient monsters with immense power. They destroy everything in their paths, and one is headed straight for Aiden’s village.
With the help of Guild Monster Researcher Mae (voiced by Caroline Caliston), Ace Monster Hunter Nadia (voiced by G.K. Bowes), weapons maker Ravi (voiced by Dan McCoy), and talking cat Nox (voiced by Stephen Kramer Glickman), Aiden and Julius come up with a plan to battle the Elder Dragon and save Aiden’s home.
Death; natural disasters (flood and fire)
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild has some violence. For example:
- People battle monsters in many sequences. They use many weapons including cannons, arrows, spears, swords and so on. These sequences are intense and include injuries, near-death escapes and the deaths of some main characters.
- People battle with monsters and celebrate their wins. This suggests that violence from ‘good’ characters is justified and OK.
- The story revolves to a large extent around ‘good’ characters physically fighting ‘evil’ monsters to save the day. Monsters throw people against rocks, hit them in the head with objects, attack them with flames, drop them from high places, paralyse them with gas, and eat them.
There are no sexual references in Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild shows some use of substances. For example, two adult characters toast each other with mugs of alcohol.
Nudity and sexual activity
There is no nudity and sexual activity in Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild.
There’s no product placement in Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild.
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild has some coarse language, including ‘Let’s kick some Lunastra’, ‘freakin’ and ‘heck’.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is an animated adaptation of the Monster Hunter video game series.
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild might appeal to younger fans of the video game franchise, but it isn’t suitable for children under 8 years because of its animated fantasy violence, frightening sequences and depictions of death. We also recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-13 years.
The main message from Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is that protecting the balance of nature is essential to a harmonious coexistence for humans and animals.
Values in Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild that you could reinforce with your children include:
- working together as a team
- being yourself and looking out for those you care about.
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the real-life consequences of things like poor hygiene. For example, Aiden touches and sniffs animal dung while tracking a monster. This could be unsafe for young children in real life.