Welcome to Anime Revolution! This is a blog devoted entirely to reviewing Japanese anime based solely on the Bible. As a human, I tend to enjoy watching shows—specifically anime. As a Christian, I like to watch shows that are pleasing to God and live up to his standards. However, there is a significant lack of Christian morals in the anime realm. Most of the ethics are based upon Buddhist, Shinto, Pagan, or simply non-religious beliefs. This bugs me. And if it bugs me, it probably bugs some other Christians as well, so here I am writing a blog. This site is neither a “bashing” site nor a “fan” site. It is purely a tool to be used in searching for Christian anime.
Q: Now, some have asked, “Why review entertainment? It’s all just fantasy and make believe. It doesn’t affect people in their day-to-day lives.”
A: Oh-ho-ho-ho. You know how many times I’ve heard this argument? Puh-lease. The Bible says in Philippians 4:8 (KJV), “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good reports; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” In other words, think only on these things that are of God. If you are watching an immoral anime, then you are not thinking as God wants you to think. Proverbs 4:23 (ESV) states, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” No life can spring if your heart is bound by immorality in what you watch. And, yes, what you watch does affect your behavior. It gets into your thoughts, your spirit, your everything. So guard your heart. “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1 ESV)
- Romans 14:19
- Psalm 101:3
- 1 Corinthians 10:31
Q: “Well aren’t there already Christian Anime Review websites?”
A: Yes, there are and I’ve checked them out. Sometimes they get it right, but to be honest, if a Christian website has a review stating that demons and evil spirits are okay to watch, then that review is not Christian and, I believe, is an embarrassment to God. And if you want more information on the scriptures behind why not, read the reviews for anime with demons in them. So, yes, there are other resources, but beware.
Q: “Well, you’re not God. How can you judge anime?”
A: It’s true, I’m not God. If I were, things would be a whole lot different (probably for the worst). However, I do have God’s Word—his “instruction manual,” if you will. Based upon the guidelines laid out in the Bible, it’s possible for ordinary people, such as myself, to know what is of God and what isn’t. Simple enough. Now, take into account that I am growing and as I discover new insights about, not only God’s Word, but also the Japanese culture, that I may go back and revise some reviews. So please, extend some grace to me.
Also note that I will not watch every anime that I review (that would take forever). Sometimes, it is possible to determine from the synopsis what the anime is going to be about and whether it’s worth watching or not. Sometimes, it’s not so easy to tell. Other times, I’ll watch maybe the first two episodes and just stop because it’s so horrible. I will let you know in the individual reviews if I stopped or didn’t even watch the anime.
So, I think that’s it. Again, this is a tool, so please use it wisely. And Enjoy!