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  • no its not
  • Read up on some of the things the Old Testament version of God did and confront them with these. I think they may find that even such racy anime as school girl tentacle porn will pale in comparison to the vengeful God of the OT days.
  • The Christian church used to believe that the earth was at the center of the universe. They also believed that the earth was flat. Pope Innocent believed that a weather phenomenon that caused a small ice age was the work of the devil. Many Christian beliefs have changed over the course of two thousand years. Show them Neon Genesis Evangelion, That ought to get their goat!
  • I'm a little old school, so what is anime. And what is it that your watching? Not all things are bad to watch, but not all things should be watched. I'm not saying it's wrong, but remember that the BIBLE does say to honor your father and mother. I don't know how old you are, but once you reach adulthood you no longer have to be in obediance to them, but it still says to honor them.
  • No. Dude, alot of anime doesn't involve God... most of involves killing demons from hell..which I guess, is a good thing. Sure some involve demons helping people but anime shows you the values of society.
  • Well, it depends on what branch of Christianity you are. Most likely, you just won't be able to persuade your family, no matter what convincing points you bring up. I would just like to point out that a lot of anime will have more Japanese-oriented religious aspects. Death Note and Bleach are examples, since Christians would not believe in death gods. Of course, you can always tell your parents that it's just like watching any other show where it's only a story. Anime can have some positive morals too, and some may not be from a biblical perspective, but the shows aren't immoral, or even amoral. They just might have a different view. Explain to your parents that it is also beneficial to be cultured and see what is outside of the country, and how other countries view the world.
  • Anime is NOT bad. I'm Catholic (a branch of Christanity) and my family is fine by me watching it. In fact they give me anime as gifts. Anyways: better story plots, funny than American shows, more drama, SOOOOO much better fighting scenes, and so hard to change the channel. As for your family, practically everyone in just about any industrialized country watches it and nothing has happened to them. So He is alright with Anime.
  • Judging from everyone else's answers, I think you're getting that anime isn't really "evil" and watching it will most likely not send you to Hell...However, if it does, it'll be a party cause I guess we'll all be joining you. But something for you to chew on...I saw a documentary around Christmas talking about Jesus...just random. But an interesting fact (or interesting to me anyway). When Jesus traveled around to towns, the most likely place he would be found...near theaters and areas of dramatic readings. This was because there were always a lot of people around those areas, and he would be able to deliver his message to a lot of people. Considering our advancement in technology, I doubt Jesus would skip over anime because "these people are going to Hell and there's no way to save them." ...if you see where I'm going with that...
  • no its your family who is wrong ...the bible says no such thing ...never has , its just another case of bible thumping hypocrites taking the bibles name and twisting it to suit there own agenda's
  • Religion is not religion anymore. It is a means to control and manipulate people to obey. Religion should be an act of freewill, a choice, and not to be forced on someone. Anime, is a choice to watch. So, all it seems is that your parents might want to control the situation. Anime is just something to watch and it has nothing to do with religion. As for Anime being against the bible, where does that even state it in the bible??? I've been to a Catholic school my entire life and I detest that faith. I was never baptised, thank goodness! Well, I could go on about religion, God and the Bible, but I won't. lol. I think Anime is a way of expressing talent. It's just like watching cartoons with live action in it-more realistic. It's a way to escape into someone's imagination and that in itself is a wonderful feeling. I love creativity. If you want you could watch RahXephon, tick your parents off! I know I would if I were in your shoes! lol
  • My friend's parents are the same way! Just what Jourdan said, tell your parents that anime is a great way to learn about a different culture. On another note, which anime are you watching that makes your parents think it's against the Bible?
  • well.... in my humble opinion, the greatest reason that animes are so appealing is that the japanese story writers don't bound themselves to any religious, social or geographical limitations, they simply CREATE..... and oh my, they end up doing a pretty good job by doing so..... and this is EXACTLY why your parents might be feeling the way that they do...... first of all, as you might have seen in a number of animes, there's a concept of shinigamis (death-gods), demi-gods, evil gods, good gods, this-god, that-god, humans attempting to gain the powers of god etc..... this is something which religious parents fear will taint the concepts of religion / God passed on by them to their children. To be fair to them, i don't blame them. I remember my days of adolescence, everything barred by my parents held me with more interest, furthermore, things that i saw / heard effected my thought pattern etc. So, given this, i think it's a protective reflex action on the part of the parents to save their children from anything they deem harmful for their children, may it be physical or mental. Going on further on the topic, in Japanese media, there's no as such concept of unsuitable materials for a given age, thereby, the animes may at times contain themes violent & sexual in nature, something which does effects a nurturing mind..... this is my viewpoint on the topic, i will NOT declare animes as a work of devil OR it being in lines with the holy scripture, i have laid down the points, now you should decide on your own what's BEST for you
  • ...... Do they claim that all fictional story lines that are viewed on tv or from the video store are also anti-christian? I am Christian, I love anime, I love the fantasy worlds that are created from the minds of others. they inspire me to be more creative in my own life. That aside though, they are great entertainment, often involving much richer plot lines and more interesting characters then any live action feature. The artwork involved in producing anime is also somethign to be respected. Does your family believe that art in general is offensive to God? No one can help you with your family I'm affraid but hopefully they can understand that their opinions are unfounded and alarmist.
  • Yes, John 7:13 say "And then God spake, saying 'lo, thou shalt not watch the anime, for it is sinful, and surely the devil hath his hand in it!' " Honestly, many animes do have themes that are not Christian, like people possessed by demons/spirits, not to mention that often the female characters are scantly clad, and at least one or two male characters (most often the one who is or pretends to be a religious figure) is a womanizing scum bag, those sorts of thing. But, I think it's mostly overreacting/ overly sensitive parents.
  • I'm sure there are plenty of anime movies that are more religion friendly. For example, Wings of Honneamise- that has a girl in it who is trying to preach religion to people who are caught up in a time of war. Porco Rosso- the hero is transformed into a pig- by god- and sent back to earth as punishment for not dieing in battle with his comrades, but when he fights to save a girl's freedom he has his humanity restored. Maybe you're not too fond of these movies, but you could try introducing your parents to different kinds of anime and point out that not all anime is horrific and violent. It might also make them understand that just because something doesn't follow the bible exactly, it isn't neccessarily bad. A lot of great movies do use really intense imagery to put across a positive or thoughtful message. And anime is a very successful example of that.
  • Tell them to watch "Bible Black" before they poo-poo it further... Hey, how bad could it be? It's got the word "Bible" in it!
  • my family is christian to they let me watch anime they dont care they dont say anything about god not wanting you to watch why would god care if you watch anime wtf is he gonna say oh 50 yrs back you watched anime your going to hell i dont think so and no anime is not bad at all
  • well it realy depends on what anime you watch. if u watch anime in fan sub.. then thats a different story. but some animes suck when there in fan sub. well not all of them just a few.
  • As a Christian and a mum, I can understand why they might be concerned. 1)the concept of fighting and agression in anime is a worry 2) many of the anime are quasi messianic figures 3) there is a lot of buddhist theology taught in anime (my kids used to watch it, so I know) 4) you can spend a lot of time watching it when you could be doing something more worthwhile and glorifying to God. I am not saying watch or not watch. I am saying: be discerning. Get a pen and paper and note down the things that could be dangerous to a Christian way of thinking (revenge, vendetta, the misuse of animals, hatred, the role of women, theology from Buddhism, Shintoism etc). You might find that mum and dad have some genuine concerns. I would also advise you to limit how much you watch and keep your mind's ears open to attitudes that could influence the way you think. As Paul says in Philippians 4: 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • Those concerns you have listed apply not to anime but to entertain as a whole. Anime is entertainment, full stop. In more cases then not it also comes with a plot or morale that most live action tv shows and movies these days simply lack. I would be far more concerned about what you watch on tv in general then any random anime. For the record, Buddism is not contradictory to Christian beliefs. Shinto, does have some concepts that seem to challenge Christianity but then the kami have their reflection in the form of the angels of God and the fallen angels of the devil. You can't point at one thing and say "oh that in general is bad" that's bias, it's stereotyping, it's not loving your neighbour in the sense that should you do the same thing to a racial group you'd be a racist. Only in this case it's okay because it's not a person you are talking about. It is however the same fundamental mistake that leads to the destruction of others. That is most certainly not what the bible teaches us. This said, there are anime series out there that are not suitable for a strictly Christian audience, or many other kinds of audiences either. As in all things, judge fairly that which you can see and be fair for that which you can not see until such a time as you are qualified to make a judgement.
  • I find it laughable that your parents "know" what god wants. Sounds like their brainwashing you into beleiving as they do. So typical of Christians to supress their children into their failing belief system. Take my advice kid, when your old enough, leave home and never look back. 'know what God wants.
  • Well, since virtually everything is an affront to God these days, you may as well kill yourself now. Oh wait, you can't do that either, my bad. Seriously though, you don't have to listen to them. They don't know what they're talking about and are only trying to do what they do best: indoctrination. The best thing for you to do would be to disregard what they are saying, and keep your head down.
  • I find that anime is much less offensive towards religion than say the Simpsons, but that might just be my opinion ;). Just maybe stay off of Evangelion and the violent ones with too much symbolism
  • Sunblynd 5.0 couldn't have said it better. Parents fear things that they don't understand, people with closed minds also do this. 1 + 1 = 2 and religion tends to take things to the Extreme. It also gives people the "excuse" to not try to understand things from more that one viewpoint. You only have one life, your choices are your own and you are the person you ultimately have to answer to because you have to live with yourself.
  • Anime isn't whats bad, its what you watch.The reason it gets a bad rap all the time is one: it was created in a country that was founded on budhist principles, and two its ofton mistaken as a genre, when its a medium of entertainment. Anime come in as many differant flavors as there people in this world. Some people are hentai fenatics,(shudder) and some are mahou shojou fanatics.(like ME)It all depends on what anime you watch, not watching anime in general.I'm a Christian, and I don't thinf I read anything in the Bible about "thou shalt not watch characters with shiny eyes."But it does warn us to be careful not watch nasty things and get nasty thoughts into our heads.Me, I dont intend on being a big fan of anything above a teen rating, and what I watch will always have the same rules as what other stuff I watch in American entertainment. I think the world just realy has it out for anime fans.You could take a big movie that everone LOVES(hypotheticaly)like transformers, turn it into an anime and suddenly its offensive and inapropriate. i thinf that comes from the theory or condition that may people have that all cartoons are for children.But they arent and anime is a medium, and just like in all entertainment, people will use it for perverted reasons.That doesn't mean Naruto is evil, I mean't some of the ifier stuff like hentai, yaoi, and yuri. All in all, just use human sense.Don't watch fanservice stuff just because its there.You should be able to judge fact from fiction and have a ligitimate reason for watching.(unique storyline, style, ect.)and its even better when good things, as aposed to bad things, are valuedIi can't decide for you, but please just use your head.And as a responce to Deidre, we have two lives, thank you very much. ;)
  • depends if ur wathing hentai its bad bt u cn wathch some anime here are some ideas .hack,solty rei, or u could watch privately just never watch boondocks in front of ur family to much swearing
  • Yoy should do as your parents tell you now, what's the point to rebel against your family over TV? (whatever is you watch) One day, when you leave your home, have your own tv, you can spend your whole salaray (if you please) buying whatever it is your heart desires, shojo, hentai, whatever!!! And then you, and only you can decide if anime is really that bad.
  • I know alot of Christians that watch anime... there are alot more shows out there that right out attack the religion. most anime doesnt even discuss religion. Its the same as watching any fantacy material... there are things that conflict with the Christian faith here and there, but i dont see any problem with watching it. im 24 so i would sugest that parents watch anime b4 their kids do, or better yet watch with them... just stay away from ecchi
  • My family is quite similar too. Anime is a portal to Japan and to their culture, and it usually includes some underlying mythology as well, which is educational. One argument is this: Every anime has a story to tell, and people watch anime to see how the plot develops and what happens to the characters they have come to care about. Role playing games are very similar too, as rpgs are a lot like books, but better, as books aren't interactive. Also, reading a book again won't be as fun as playing a game again that was intended to be played a few times.
  • My family is just alike. there is some pretty bad stuff out there and you have to watch out for those things, But if you really like anime like me You can watch it just dont leave your mind open to things that are all new age and demonic, watch stuff like naruto and inuyasha but critique it when something bad comes up. Like when something kind of Magical happens dont kind of think "OH sweet that is so elite i wish i could do something like that", that will just be leaving you mind open to the devil and witch craft and stuf like that .
  • And im sorry for saying this people but some of you have a complete wrong perspective of this specially you alison. thats wrong.
  • Hmm, very sad, but I must say that, it is in my opinion a matter of your views, animes may use this language to get across a point, like a characters pain at losing someone close and feeling that God has left them. It may not be the creators saying they hate God or the like,in fact many of them could be quite religious, we must understand that the media is the media and reality is reality therefore, let the views of the media stay where there are...whoops sorry for rambling on.
  • Anime is as diverse a media style as live-action media. The main difference is the geographical origin of the media. Anime is based in Japan, a society much less influenced by Christian overtones. America, on the other hand, is much different. More media in America would be more suitable for a Christian viewer, assuming they have an outlook where they should only take in things condusive to their own faith, as opposed to taking in all things God has created/allowed Man to create, irrespective of their faith. It still is a personal decision, and your family doesn't call the shots in your life once you get out of the house. Make your own decisions if/when that day comes around. Your faith is your faith, and if you believe God would allow you to watch Anime without reprisals, then that is as valid as anyone elses opinion. The point is that you hold your personal opinion to be personal and don't force it on others, as your family has attempted.
  • If you want a comeback, tell them "It's just a cartoon, ART and self-expression are NOT labeled as one of the 7 deadly sins." Then go off with what the sins are, if you want to bother to research that. Anime had a huge place in my heart a long time ago, I still constantly see to defend it.
  • Die pretty much answered it. But since Japan isn't as heavily influenced by christianity as we are, it uses that media for plot points or things to inquire interests in others. Similar to what some american cartoons are doing as well. (only example I can think of is Avatar at the moment.)
  • I've only seen anime once and I didn't think it was all that bad. I actually know devout Christians that won't let their children watch Disney's Alladin movie because it's based in Arabia and references Muslim faith.
  • no way your family's wrong me and my family are christians and i'm allowed to watch it
  • ehm gaarahyuga12 there is no right or wrong in this they're just personal views and opinions
  • what you need to do is show them that anime is not evil and there is some good, here's to break the ice get a copy of elfen lied, and show to them and let them make a decision
  • Try to tell them the good things about anime. I mean, there isn't a very big difference between Disney/other cartoon and anime. And in Sweden almost everyone watched Disney at Christmas eve, and Sweden's a Christian country
  • i didn't know that it was against the bible. must i reread it just to prove that it is not written. i suggest to you to just choose the anime you watch so in that way your parents will not be offended.
  • Tell them that anime is part of the culture of Japan and if they had the right to say anime is a disgrace to Christianity, they'd be saying that Japanese culture is a disgrace to Christianity. And if they could call their own culture a disgrace, THEY would be the ones who are a disgrace. (I'm guessing you're Japanese judging by your name Akari.)
  • No. Simple as that. NO
  • No way anime is not bad
  • People have opinions (as is obvious by the massive amount you have received here in response to your question). The only truely important one however is your own. What do you think about anime? Ask yourself this. Remember not all anime, just like not all people, are good or bad. Life is not black and white no matter what anyone tells you. "Anime is a genre, not a thing (like a computer, a cell phone, or even a person)." If you really value your families opinion of what you do then I suggest telling them this and helping them to realize it. If you have questions on how, there are many people here and most likely much closer to you who can help.
  • There are moderate Christians and there are extrimists who tend to take things almost to the point of absurdity. How does she know what God would or wouldn't?
  • I didn't know the bible had addressed anime all those thousands of years ago.
  • Tell your family to get a reality check. The point is that anime, like any and every other television show is not responsible for the "fiber" of our society, moral or otherwise. That responsibility falls to us, as parents, as individuals and as part of the human race and personally, if we weren't always so ready to play the victim so that we could blame our shortcomings on someone else, we might actually have to stand up and be a better "people" collectively - cartoons, anime and all.
  • DISCLAIMER: I, personally, don't like anime, but that's just my opinion. Both my boys LOVE it. Ask them to show you WHERE in the Bible that "anime" is mentioned. Point out that MANY religions, including Christians, also said (and some STILL do) the same thing about music, dancing, certain TV shows/radio shows/movies, art in general, etc. (Unless they are against all that, too.) It's probably the violence they are against, but you COULD point out how violent the time in the Bible were. And that imagination can be MUCH more violent than than ANY anime, since it also involves stroinger feeling. But also remember, you live in THEIR house (if you do), and must abide by the house rules. As for them "dissing your heritage" ("It really annoys me that they're dissing my heritage though" from comment thread at http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2214035 ), are they REALLY? Do they put down Japan and the Japanese, or just anime? And anime is a more recent phenomenon, so it's NOT really part of the Japanese "heritage", yet. Good luck... Hope things get better for you! ;-)
  • Thats like saying all cartoons are evil... -_-...
  • I'm sure that the Bible never addresses anime specifically, however, i'm sure that if you're watching shows with lots of blood, killing, and swearing... eg. Bleach, then you might want to rethink something like One Piece. You should talk to your parents but be very respectful when you do because it does say in the bible that you are to honor and respect your parents... so talk to them, show them a reasonable anime and then maybe they'd be willing to rethink their answer. but the biggest thing to remember is respect because, not only does it say to do so in the Bible, but it will show them how mature you are and get you a lot closer to swaying them over.
  • God wouldn't want use to do a lot of things but what one man's sin is a notrher mans right to exist!
  • There's nothing wrong with anime! Now, granted, there are some that are indeed very graphic and violent, but I don't think grouping ALL animes together as being "against God" is right: plenty of us are christians who watch anime and we're not evil or bad :D Heck, even my extremist Catholic grandma (bless her soul) accepts my love of manga and anime! I think your family just doesn't understand the stories or the style of animes; maybe try to ease them onto something simple and fun, like One Piece, as Riley mentioned :D
  • Actually, one of the main distributors of anime movies IS Disney, so tell your parents that and maybe show them something like Spirited Away, it's a movie brought to the U.S by Disney and it even one an Academy Award. Maybe then your family will change their mind. Unless they have a thing against Disney too.
  • no anime is not all bad, im a christian and my parents know me and my brother watch anime and they dont care that we watch it
  • Not any worse than what comes out of hollywood these days. I would say watching an anime, other than hentai, is no worse than watching an R rated movie.
  • There is a difference between Being Christian and Rejecting all other you. But, nrm. There are some Animes/Mangas that are clearly against the Christian's morale. ( Gantz and Berserk. Rape party Time. ) There are others like.. dunno. 20th century Boys or All the Miyazaki's movies/mangas. Seriously, watch Mononoke Hime or Hauru no ugoku shiro with your parents ( I use Japanese name 'cause i think French Title will not be relevant to you. ) Well, there are animals that talk, but, in the bible too :p And, anyway, please. Open your parents' eyes. You can have ideas and watch other's without being closed. ""God wouldn't want you to watch those kind of things."" => I lul'd. And dammit : Animes are fictions. Don't your parents read SciFi or Thrillers or.. well. whatever what is not the bible?
  • Well, it all depends on how you look at Naruto. If you don't think it's against the bible you are free to do whatever you want with Naruto.
  • if you just watch it to be just to see it doesn't mean nothing but if you star to worship it
  • actually, i know a few animes that are based around the christian or the catholic beliefs. Don't worry. I don't think you'll go to hell for watching anime. lol. Think of it this way. Maybe God watches anime too? 0_0 lol giant God tv. In the words of Vic Mignogna (a christian anime voice actor -_-) Anime isn't from the devil anymore than movies, Television, cars, books, and music are. ^_^ (BTW I am Christian and a total anime freek! I still believe.)
  • My daughter is very into Anime and I have watched it with her. Most of it is no worse than some of the Saturday morning cartoons or prime time tv shows (except for Hentai..which she does not watch). I really don't see much wrong with it myself.
  • two letters N-O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Show this to your anti anime family and watch them sputter. http://truereligiondebate.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/exposing-protestant-evangelist-and-born-again-christians-part-2-%e2%80%93-kill-all-jews-the-deadly-trinity-of-bible-luther-and-hitler-part-7-of-the-most-dangerous-book-on-earth-%e2%80%93warnin/
  • well... it depeds about wat anime ur watching cause i'm chirstian 2 and my dad says nothin wif anythin suggestive and anything wif demons his limits r naruto 4 the demons and gundam seed destiny for the other... and fullmeatal alchemist my father lets me wacht it 2 hope iv'e made my point!!!!
  • Honestly, it depends on what you watch and how you take whatever it is you're watching. For example, Trinity Blood is all about members of the Catholic church killing vampires and one of the priests is a vampire-sucking vampire. Now that could be taken to be very anti-Catholic, IF you choose to see it that way. Really, it's all a mater of opinion.
  • well i am also a christian...but my family is ok with it...but also i know some friends of mine who have your kind of trouble....the reason it could be is for the violence...because some animes are violent...also there's some animes where are actually against the bible... So i say you can watch anime ,but just be careful what kind you choose and also has christian you should study the bible and perhaps your family will be ok... well hoped i helped...
  • Decide for yourself. If you listen to christians all your life, your gonna end up pretty messed up. You won't have sex until you're married, won't ever taste alcohol, and will think you are sinning every time you defecate or masterbate. Christianity portrays many normal things as evil. Anyone with common sense is not scared into believing such BS. They are NOT the authority on "what god wants".
  • anime is not bad my friend. actually, it is fun and enjoying.. huhu!! where did your family got the idea that watching anime is against God's thing?!
  • Anything that is against the morals of the bible seem to be condemned. In this day and age, more people are drifting away from the beliefs of the bible. There are so many things that religious people are missing out on. Instead of criticizing something of other's beliefs it would be wise to learn from other people's perspectives and beliefs. Not one person will believe in the same thing. Anime is a whole new world. It is an enjoyable experience and it's easy to escape reality while watching it. It's not like ordinary cartoons and there are many themes to choose from. You need to find it in your heart as to what you desire the most. Are you going to sit and wonder what the world is like just because your family is telling you it's bad or would you rather experience things to find out who you are and not what your family wants to be? Life is about finding out what and who you are as a person. If you feel you are being held back, then by all means go out there and explore the world. Anime has that sense of adventure. I personally love watching adventure, romance heroine kind of anime. I hope this helps. Amanda.
  • No, anime isn't bad. What IS bad is hurting others for personal gain. If anyone tells you that something is "bad" other than this, then they are just trying to control you.
  • what's so terrible? how do they know what G-d would want you to do?
  • anime isn't bad but.... downloading anime is illegal and might be against the bible
  • sounds like some overly god induced person is using the "GOd wouldnt want you to" Excuse. Does god say anything about moving pictures or cartoons in the bible? no - so tell your parents to STFU - they just dont like and theyre trying to scare you into not liking it too
  • NO if the Bible said that it was bad then why did god let people make Anime??? There are bad anime out there such as Ecchi (sexual) Hentei(Porn) but there are some good one that are good, such as Chrno Crusade.
  • Anime was created by the Japanese as a desperate attempt to Americanize their own culture and influence their people. Its a glamorization of American styles, people-figures, cultures, ideas, drama, etc... integrated into a Japanese based story line. Japanese trying to be Americans. Americans watch it because they think it makes them culturally diverse. They think they are getting a taste of authentic Japanese culture. Its an obsession that draws them in somehow, an addiction. They watch it to become more Japanese. Its a ridiculous cycle of two societies slowly becoming homogeneous. Both sides thinking they're getting a taste of the other. Americans are only getting a taste of the American culture, skewed through the eyes of the Japanese. Perhaps that is why they like it though? My roommate is an anime junkie, and does absolutely nothing with his life. He is also a moron that thinks he is a geek. A geek perhaps, but one without a shred of real intellect. He cant and doesnt hold down a job, sleeps all day, watches anime whenever he is awake. Its a pathetic existence... his life would have more meaning if I burned him in my fireplace for heat during the winter.
  • I'm going to assume your parents don't know that the entire christian faith is stolen from other religions. Absolutely everything in the old testament is just stolen from other faiths that were popular at the time, and the christian church decided that they wanted money, and wealth, and power. The idea of Jesus for instance was stolen from mithraism. Even the image of God being an old man with the flowing beard is taken from the image of Zeus from greek mythology. So...yeah. Absolutely nothing to do with the question, but I just can't stand christians. Nothing personal, I just don't like the faith itself.
  • ... No EPIC offense... but what do they know about God? I consider myself a Christian, but I still yell at some people about this. YOU didn't create the whole damn universe, so how the hell do YOU know what God wants you to do? Did you get some kinda revelation? Well, yeah, stuff like hentai is bad, but seriously? I doubt that you watch that kinda stuff... But seriously. Your family members are not the messenger of God, telling that He wouldn't like that stuff. Anime is cool. Anime isn't bad. Like I said, hentai is, but not all anime. Seriously... the nerve of some people, acting as if they're God himself...
  • The anime Naruto for example, is basically self-defense. ROFL!!!!! Seriously though, my Aunt is Jehovah's Witness and she sees nothing wrong with the show. Naruto is not a "evil" show. If anything, it teaches people that they can overcome their obsticules and do anything in their heart that they want to do. The fighting is self-defense, just like in everyday life. People are christian, and they have a right to defend themselves. I mean God gave us common sense in that matter. If someone is attacking you, aren't you going to fight back. Uh, yeah. Anyway, you get my point.
  • Everyone has thier own opinion of what God wants you to do. Thats why we have so many different christian religions. There are alot of different types of anime. some good, some bad. The ones I really enjoy and share with my family are ones created by 'Studio Ghibli'. He (Miyazaki)is an incredible family centered animator/writer. Some of his works include "Spirited away, Kiki's delivery service, Howls Moving castle, and princess mononoke. Some Disney movies are considered Anime since they worked in conjunction with Major japanese writers/animators. If your Family thinks that Disney animated movies are bad, then im afraid they are extremely closed minded and you should make your own descions regarding what you feel is good anime and what is bad. I hope this helps in some way.
  • there shouldnt b cuz theres an all christian anime group near my house.
  • no most anime is good i'm sorry and mean no disrespect to your parents but they are wrong it's not again the bible and how would they know what god wants
  • Anime, is anime, besides it couldn't be stated in the Bible because anime was developed way after the Bible was printed. So your parents are wrong, anime is entertainment and is a great hobby too.
  • @ douglas parr: it isn't, but it could have been jesus knows everything that has or will happen.
  • Look Im not going to battle religion. You have to decide what you want to do. You have to know one thing. Your family only says that out of love and concern. I don't belong to your faith. But trust me we all think the same way. State your mind and in time they will accept it. (Granted with a major chip on the shoulder) They will get over it.
  • Well I too am christian and my mother is a strong believer of God...but she doesnt say anything...its just a more mature verison of cartoons..nothing wrong with it
  • i am christian, but i think not watching anime is a bunch of bull sh!t. i watch it all the time; heck, even my parents watch it with me!
  • HELL NO THEY HAVE BLOOD THATS IT OOOOOH BLOOD IS SO BAD ANIME IS AWESOME NOT BAD
  • Well, pokemon is clearly satanic. I mean, it teaches evolution to young children! You use mystic items which are clearly from pagan sources, ie. fire stone, moon stone. Plus, the story is quite obviously taken from satanic religions, and definitely not based on catching bugs. God damn...I wouldn't mind if they just said 'It's too violent' or something, that's fair enough, but against the bible? Sweet jesus...
  • hahaha....same thing could be said about digimon
  • watching anime is no different - from a religious standpoint- than watching an action movie. My grandma is 60 years old, very religious and she loves anime. full metal alchemist is her favorite. so it sounds to me like your family is being ignorantly judgemental. and that was not meant to be insulting, i would have said the same about any of my own family who had an opinion like that without first watching a good variety of anime first.
  • They must be thinking of hentai. When I was in high school they would block all anime sites under the pretense that it was the pornographic kind. If you can, convince your parents to watch it with you. Maybe they will see it is no better or worse than many other cartoons on TV.
  • Your family sounds very judgmental. However, they are your parents/family and you need to respect them and do what they say. If you can convince they otherwise, go ahead.
  • dude ur parents are just over religous if u forgive ur sinners god will forgive u of urs (just as long as u use it responsibly)
  • @anonymous dude just because he forgives doesnt mean you can do it over and over and expect to get into heaven.......he wont forgive you if your not sincerely going to stop sinning.........you obviously dont read your bible or talk to god very often
  • no not all anime is bad...but i mean its just something thats not related to real life that makes it exciting...i mean i wish my life was an anime with all the fighting where you dont get in trouble for it ya kno.
  • it depends on wat anime really because my parents don't let me watch any anime with demons in it sadly deathnote is in that category but still ... anyway it really depends on wich anime
  • I'm a Christian too and I love anime. There's nothing in the Bible where I feel it points out you shouldn't watch anime. But I do believe that there are certain animes that could become a hindrance to you in your walk with God (certain kinds of violence or explicit adult situations) that you should avoid. 1 Cor. 10:31 is a good principle for every situation - "Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for the glory of God." But I also think you should consider where your family is coming from. They might be concerned about certain kinds of anime - and they rightly should be. But most anime is okay in my opinion, you need to use discretion.
  • When I went to a christian school, the teachers said that Pokemon characters were really demons ,simply because they LOOKED that way. If they don't watch it, then how can they know exactly what it is? Anime is short for animation. In this case, we are talking about Japanese Animation. It's so diverse, I would not be surprised if someone created a christian show using animation.
  • no its not its just a story thats sort of like saying that the bible is bad ( I'm baptist by the way) all anime are just stories.
  • i'm christian and my fammily has no prob with it. HOW IS IT BAD!!! it is so great when i'm bored. It is the best thing EVA. I couldn't live with out it. ^_^

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