In a culture that’s increasingly self-glorifying, humility is a characteristic that these days, few seem eager to adopt. Yet, it’s a vital part of the Christian life. A healthy humility comes from a proper view of oneself in light of who we are in comparison to the Almighty and what we lack without his guidance and power. Interestingly enough, though anime doesn’t align with a Christian worldview, it still upholds a humble countenance as a prime characteristic of many of its heroes. And so in episode eight, Mike, Tyler, and Paris look at humility from the faith perspective through characters from Ranking of Kings, My Hero Academia, and other anime and manga series.
0:00 Introduction and recent watches
7:29 Humility and Anime
8:37 Discussion—Midoriya and My Hero Academia + The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World
19:29 Discussion—Bojji and Ranking of Kings
23:11 Discussion—Endeavor and My Hero Academia + Demon Slayer and Lookism
32:14 When were you blessed through humility?
We’d love to hear your feedback! Here’s our Cast Question for this podcast:
Was there a time you didn’t see God’s presence and blessing until you humbled yourself before Him?
Let us know in the comments below!
- Detroit Smash! Very appropriately, Justin Briner leads off our recording as Deku, who is one of our examples of humility in this episode. You can follow Justin on Twitter and Instagram.
- Bible verses we mentioned or referred to in this episode include Matthew 5:3,5, Philippians 2:3, Romans 12:16, James 4:10, Matthew 23:12, and Ephesians 4:2.
- Tyler refers to this post by Annalyn on Kuroku no Basuke and humility.
- 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.