There is much misunderstanding when it comes to the world of anime & manga, especially in the West. A couple of statements may arise: “Oh, those cartoons? They are for kids,” or “Aren’t you a little old to be watching that?” Anime isn’t necessarily made for kids as it derives from a culture that promotes adult content in their works. Japan, unlike the West; create anime for all ages, audiences, and genders. They also have their culture and religious roots woven into it as well. In our culture, we have grown up believing that cartoons are just for kids. Shouldn’t that also be true about Anime? Here is the truth. Anime are NOT like American cartoons! Why do we say this? Many Anime titles feature storylines that are too complicated for children to understand, and some titles may contain stories that are specifically geared towards mature audiences. Even in some children’s and Teen’s Japan anime titles you deal with things such as death, nudity, and violence. This may seem racey to Westerners as we hold a different view on what is appropriate for children 17 & under. Problems may arise when a Christian looks into the mainstream anime to find titles for their kids, or even for themselves, and at their own risk. There are many titles that are increasingly filled with material that is offensive such as: bad language, sex, pornography, extreme blood and violence, and such like. At ChristiAnime, we believe that Anime & Manga can be enjoyed without any of this offensive material, and for every age group and genre imaginable! Having said that, there is the other group that says: “Anime? You mean porn, extreme violence, and cartoons with bad religion?” Certainly that is not true about all of them. The term Anime (or Manga) does not entail any of those things. ‘Anime’ is the universal term the Japanese use for ‘Animation’. ‘Manga’ is also the universal term the Japanese use for ‘comics’.
We have one purpose in mind, as our slogan says; “Providing a Godly alternative for youth”! We want to provide Christian and non-Christian anime and manga fans the same style they love, but with Christ centered values and Biblical sound teachings within the stories we present. We also welcome other talents such as video game designers & music producers who have a passion for great stories and music. We also provide additional benefits such as tutorials, forums to connect with those of the same interests, and so much more! If you are an artist, we would love to see your work! In return, we could help expose your work to fans around the world!