Parody, when done well, can bring humor, thought, and heart to a topic that might be lacking in those qualities. In western otaku culture, anime parody has taken off in the form of “abridged series,” which often get to the heart of an anime’s theme in a clever, and as Team Trinity argue, more effective way than the original show (queue SAO Abridged). We invite you to join Aric, London, and Hannah this week as they dive into abridged anime series and tug at the soul of parody.
Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): Are there anime a Christian shouldn’t watch and why is anime often so sexually suggestive?
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