According to the ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Parents should know that Rave Master fetures some sexual innuendo. Female fighter Elie's story in Story Mode involves tracking down somebody who snapped her picture while she was taking a bath. There's nothing explicit—in the photograph, she's covered herself with her arms—but a thin thread of sexuality runs through the narrative. There's also a gang of "Big Butt Bandits" who lend themselves to a little gastrointestinal humor. Otherwise, the game has no gore and not much bad language. (One of the fighters, Lance, says "Damnit!" whenever he's hit).
Fighting game fans are probably too busy playing Tekken 5 to notice Rave Master.
Fans of the Rave Master anime/manga are the people most likely to enjoy this game. Its goal is to allow players to "fight just like in the cartoon and comic books."
Deaf and hard of hearing gamers should have no trouble playing Rave Master; the game's many sound bites aren't necessary for following the action. However, gamers may miss out on some of the unlockable extras: voice clips in the gallery, and a feature where a character does a "round call" ("Ready? Fight!")