For so many of us, the new year is a time to put away the old, start anew, and lead into resolutions with vigor. With 2023 only a couple of weeks old and lunar new year just a few days away, our team is taking the opportunity this week to look at the topic of “fresh starts.” Anime is full of these new beginnings. Mike, Tyler, and Paris dive into three series this week—Yu Yu Hakusho, Re:Zero, and ReLife—as they look at how those anime demonstrate the idea “fresh stars” from a God-centered perspective.
0:00 Introduction and New Year’s
4:00 Winter 2023 Anime Series
8:46 Fresh Starts
8:57 Discussion—Yu Yu Hakusho
36:13 Tell us about your fresh start!
We’d love to hear your feedback! Here’s our Cast Question for this podcast:
Was there a time the Lord gave you a fresh start you thought you didn’t deserve and what came out of it?
Let us know in the comments below!
- Yes, that’s Ymir starting off our podcast! Or rather, voice actor Elizabeth Maxwell, who voices the character in Attack on Titan. We recorded that bite when interviewing her at a 2018 convention.
- Here are Mike’s first impression posts on The Misfit of Demon King Academy Season 2 and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro S2!
- Here’s the recording of “Alpha and Omega” by the Gaither Vocal Band that Mike refers to (and sings).
- ReLife has come up before on our website: We’ve analyzed the Christmas episode, examined the ethics of the “ReLife” program, and even look at this very topic from another angle, watching the live-action version of the anime through the lens of Resurrection Sunday.
- We’ve also looked into Re:Zero and how the gospel is presented through the character of Rem.
- Bible verses we mentioned or referred to in this episode include Philippians 3:13-14, Revelation 21:4-5, John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and Ezekiel 36:26.
- Check out all the other things that Mike, Paris, Tyler, and Dennis (our editor and the fourth member of the Tangle x Cast team) are doing.
Featuring music by Celotron (all rights reserved) and edited by Dennis.