One of Jesus’ most beloved parables is “The Good Samaritan,” the tale of the most unexpected person showing the greatest care for a victim on the side of the road. Our team looks to how three anime—Trigun, Kimi ni Todoke, and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too—illustrate the principles of the significant Christian teachings from this tale. Join Paris, Mike, and Twwk, who’s sitting in for Tyler, as they talk about the Good Samaritans of anime!
9:27 Announcements and Summer 2023 Anime Picks
17:54 The Good Samaritan and Anime
20:35 Discussion—I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too
28:01 Discussion—Trigun Stampede
32:38 Discussion—Kimi ni Todoke
46:00 Cast Question
Tell us about a time when you experienced a Good Samaritan in your life. We’d love to hear an encouraging story about someone doing a good deed that was unexpected, maybe done anonymously, and without desire for a reward.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
- Yes, that’s Scar the Ishvalan, aka the inimitable J. Michael Tatum, kicking off the episode!
- As Mike mentioned, we’ll be covering all the new series premiering in July! Be sure to visit our site starting July 1st for our first impressions of the summer 2023 anime series.
- Our picks for the upcoming anime season include a few series we’ve kept up with in manga form: Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon, Zom 100, and Helck.
- Here’s the trailer for The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, if you’re interested in this quirky series like we are!
- We encourage you to take some time to read, study, and meditate on the parable of the Good Samaritan as you jump into this episode!
- We really enjoyed the opening episode of I Got a Cheat Skill, and in fact, the rest of the season has played out largely like we expected from that first episode.
- Vash’s kindness makes him an easy character to compare to the Good Samaritan, while another character in Trigun has likewise made us think further about faith.
- We covered the opening episode of the Kimi ni Todoke live-action series, too! And we’ve written about the anime extensively in the past.
- 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.