Something More: Christian Yo-Kai Watch, Turning Nao’s Cheek, and The Cat Returns (with Purpose)

I think one of the hardest things for a Christian aniblogger to do is to write to a general Christian audience rather than straight to Christian geeks. The level of acceptance and openness in the latter group can be diverse, but the spectrum is much, much wider with the more universal population. In her informative article about Yo-Kai Watch this week, Casey Covel (who also writes for us!) describes the franchise and details items that might be of concern for this more general audience of Christians.

When our bloggers give recommendations or write general information articles, as we did this past week with our manga recommendations, we’re also looking at a broader audience. But I think a further goal is this – we’re trying to educate and bring some Christians along who either are just discovering anime or have a very set-in-stone view about anime and other media that espouses cultural or religious ideas that are counter to Christian ones. And really good articles about media, like Casey’s or those in Christianity Today, accomplish as much, and in doing so, help break down some of the legalistic walls we might have in our hearts.

Check out Casey’s article:

>> What Christians need to know about Yo-Kai Watch

Here are other articles regarding anime/manga and spirituality from around the blogosphere:

The Cat Returns supports the scriptural principle that each of us has purpose and meaning in our lives. [Lady Teresa Christina]

Adding more fuel to the fire that today’s Christian praise isn’t all that great is this song from Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, which could be argued gives better praise than many songs sung in today’s churches. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

What should Charlotte’s Nao do when getting slapped in the face by her classmates? Turn the other cheek, of course. [Christian Anime Review]

The abandonment by many students of A-TEC in episode three of Classroom Crisis recounts a piece of proverbial wisdom. [2]

Rob notes that Nagi no Asukara might be a good anime for Christians parents to show their children. [Geeks Under Grace]

As part of the Something More series of posts, Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality.  If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please email TWWK to be included. 

6 thoughts on “Something More: Christian Yo-Kai Watch, Turning Nao’s Cheek, and The Cat Returns (with Purpose)

  1. That’s a very generous shout-out 🙂 Thank you. This made my day. You’ve succinctly summed up what I was trying to accomplish with that piece.

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    1. We certainly always consider all sorts of anime for posting, though we generally don’t take requests. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen The Cat Returns, so that would be a problem!

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      1. Ah, alright! Sorry, I didn’t know you didn’t take requests… ^ – <, ahh, you haven't watched it…? You really should, it's hilarious. X3 Though I havta say, the manga includes some un-biblical afterlife themes, and the movie doesn't show any of that sorta stuff. :3

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