I recently had the opportunity to host a Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters party with Jacob and his friends. If you haven’t heard of it, Kaijudo is a brand new show on The Hub that tells the story of Ray, a young teenage boy who spends time in a parallel universe battling alongside fantastical beasts against evil forces that want to enslave the creatures. Ray and his two friends have to master the art of Kaijudo to help save the creatures from a life of servitude to the dark forces.
Sal watched the show with Jacob to give me a guy’s perspective, and he thought it was fairly engaging. The martial arts aspect makes it interesting for guys of all ages, and the graphics were pretty awesome. There were plenty of action scenes to keeps the boys’ attention, and the whole concept of Kaijudo was really interesting. I think most guys would love to fight alongside mythical creatures! I even recognized one of the voices in the show, and realized that it was Grey DeLisle, voice of Daphne in the newer Scooby-Doo shows and movies.
The best thing about the graphics is that, while they’re definitely cool, they’re also fairly simple. They kind of remind me of old-school cartoons that we used to watch as kids. The show is geared towards kids ages 5-10, and our party consisted of kids between 7-10. They all loved the show and said they would definitely watch it on television. They each got a really cool Kaijudo headband. Here’s Jacob wearing his:
The show aired on June 2nd, but you can still catch up with older episodes on The Hub. Check your local listings for times. You can check out more on the Kaijudo website. It has fun downloadable goodies, games, and more. Jacob and Sal both recommend this show to kids of all ages (even grown ups!)