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This site is devoted to cataloging anime soundtracks, albums and singles; and reviewing anime series and manga volumes, all from a Christian perspective. To learn more please view the About Christian Anime Reviews page.

Whether you're a parent, wondering what anime and manga is, or if you are a teen interested in learning whether a particular series is worth your time, you've come to the right place! Christian Anime Reviews is here to help you understand anime and manga in more detail, so you aren't caught off guard when your teen wants to watch a certain series; or teens, if you have been recommended a series that you know nothing about.

Blog Posts

Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)

Hello Everyone! This is the first installment, or rather, first blog post for Christian Anime Reviews. In this blog post, I wanted to fill you in on some of the changes that have taken place, and some changes that will take place in the coming months. First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been continuing to follow Christian Anime Reviews, even though it looked to be dead for quite some time; since January of last year. I also want to say thank you if you have prayed for Christian Anime Reviews and/or prayed for me during this time of silence. I appreciate your prayers more than you know! Through my own prayers and seeking my relationship with God, I have decided to re-pursue and re-start work on Christian Anime Reviews; although, there are going to be some changes as I seek to see if this is the will of God.

Honestly, I have struggled with Christian Anime Reviews since the beginning. I first got the idea of simply creating an archive site, that would list Anime episodes, Manga chapters and Music Album tracks, which was a good idea, but I wanted the site to have something more in addition to the archive. Then I thought, well, how about reviewing each of those. Thus I ended up with Christian Anime Reviews. After doing some preliminary work, and revision of the review criteria, I began reviewing series. However, during the entire time I was reviewing series and working on the Christian Anime Reviews website, I felt like I was striving and working in this ministry, rather than receiving ministry. Ministry is, God doing the work through you, not you striving to please Him with your works. (Philippians 2:13) During the time of silence, I did a lot of thinking and praying about where Christian Anime Reviews is going and I also asked the question, where am I going?

After a few months of asking God, where am I going, where is the website going, and most importantly, where is He going; I believe the Lord wants me to continue working on this website, with a different goal in mind. That goal being, keeping the main thing, the main thing. Just as there is a specific order and significance to the Name, Lord Jesus Christ, there is a specific order to the name Christian Anime Reviews. I am a Christian, and I’m always going to be a Christian. I love Jesus, and I want to make His will done. That will being to share the Gospel however I can. This website is a tool to spread the Gospel, and I want to make sure it stays that way. That being said, all that I do on this website, needs to be focused on God. Christ is to have the preeminence in all things. (Colossians 1:18) I was trying to make the Anime, Manga and Music Reviews the most important thing, and that’s what caused me to strive. Because God wasn’t doing the work, I was struggling to do the work which only He can do.

That being said, there are going to be some changes to Christian Anime Reviews:

Blog Posts. While I was seeking to understand what God would have me to do with Christian Anime Reviews, I was asked by the Senior Pastors of our church, to write a blog post once a month for our church’s website. I found this opportunity really interesting, and thought, this would be great for Christian Anime Reviews as well. I can write about scriptural truths and share the Gospel, while all the while, using Anime, Manga and Music as illustrations and amplification; in other words, making scripture practical for those of us who like all of these things. As of this point, I plan to start writing blog posts for the home page as early as next week!

Reviews. The review aspect of Christian Anime Reviews has, as I said before, really been the tricky part. In reviewing series, I always found myself getting trapped by the snares of the Enemy; meaning I was sinning, while trying to prevent others from sinning. That was a contributing factor to the reviews being released very slowly, and often times a series would simply be added to the archive with no review, because I would just stop watching anime and reading manga in order to stop sinning and instead refocus on God’s truths. I would just upload the synopsis rather than watch or read the series because that part wouldn’t cause me to stumble. I have always had a heart, since the beginning of Christian Anime Reviews, to point people away from series that would cause thoughts and actions against God’s Word, sin. So, I was really struggling with how to approach the Review aspect of the site. My thought right now is, I’m going to create a new Rating System that encompasses some generalities and some new specificities, in other words expand the list of things often seen in Anime, Manga and Music that cause stumbling, then write in the blog about my own experiences with said problems and show, using Scripture, how the Lord helped/helps me deal with those problems as I seek to draw closer to Him. This is certainly subject to change as I continue to seek God regarding not only this part of the website, but the website as a whole, and as I seek to understand His purpose with the website. Over time, I have learned and seen these truths: I know that I’m not perfect (I was born into iniquity), that my heart can be deceived (something can sound good and I can think it’s right, but it’s wrong according to God), that I’m going to sin in the future (I have a sin nature that wants to follow my flesh and do those things that are opposite to God and His character), and that the grace and love of God abound (even when I do mess up, the Lord provides grace, mercy and does not throw me away, but He, knowing my heart, may not withhold discipline from me for the choice(s) I’ve made).

The Future. All of that being said, if at any point in the future I feel God moving or hear from Him that the Review aspect or any aspect of the site is becoming a problem for me again, I’m going to step back, reevaluate, and I may choose to abandon an aspect of the site, or simply repurpose the entire site to just blog about Jesus.

Moving Forward. For right now, I simply ask for your prayers as I and Christian Anime Reviews move forward with this new focus and these new ideas. I pray that the Lord will continue to work in your own life as you seek to be in harmony with His will for your own life, as I too am in my life. I pray that this site, in some way, will be helpful to you in understanding God, His character and His nature, and that the things the Lord speaks through me to you will challenge you, help you and bless your walk with Him. Again, I am very thankful for all of you who have continued to follow the site, and even more thankful for those who have prayed for me along this journey! I love you my brothers and sisters in the faith. I love you who have yet to make a commitment to Christ and I hope that one day the Lord will reveal Himself to you and show you His love; that you would start on the path of knowing Him and loving Him. I hope this first blog post has been, not only informative, but an encouragement! I’m looking forward to seeing the Lord’s work in me and in you in the days to come. Lord bless! Jeremy

Site News

A Long Awaited Break in the Silence. (September 06, 2014)

Hello World! After a long period of silence, I have finally returned! So much has happened since I last updated Christian Anime Reviews back in 2013. Most of these happenings will be revealed in time, but for now, I did want to do a quick shout out to let you know; great changes, additions, and updates are soon to follow. Hold fast, for the winds are shifting, and a great reversal is soon to emerge... Signed, ...

Website Transition Underway! (January 21, 2013)

For some time, I have been adding content to this "new" section of Christian Anime Reviews, taking pages from the old site and incorporating them over here. Well, the time has come for a complete merge to take place. Over the next few months, all the old content will be converted and moved into this version of the website, doing away with the old site! Please be aware, during this time, some pages and reviews may be inaccessable for a while. But don't worry, in time they should all return to being active. :)

New Manga

BAMBOO BLADE 9

"After their disciplined training, the Muroe High kendo team is ready for action on the day of the practice meet. Their opponents from Kamasaki High, however, hardly seem pumped for competition. As the matches proceed and the scores are tallied"...

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BAMBOO BLADE 10

"The Muroe High kendo team is finally stepping up their game when their regularly scheduled training routine is interrupted by . . . TV cameras?! Thanks to Miya-Miya's #1 fan/stalker, Reimi, the team has been lined up to appear on Burnish Dash"...

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BAMBOO BLADE 11

"TV personality Ryouko Toda is an ambitious young woman who's willing to use any means necessary to claw her way to the top. For Ryouko, image is key, but it's tough for this cutthroat celebrity to maintain her cool on-screen persona when she's"...

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BAMBOO BLADE 12

"As the date for the filming of the Burnish Academy special approaches, the Muroe kendo team prepares for their television debut and for Tama's chance to face the mighty Ura Sakaki! But even as Sakaki's rivals prepare for a rematch against"...

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BAMBOO BLADE 13

"Tama and Erina continue their match as Erina reveals her true talent to a stunned TV crew. For the first time, Tama is pushed to her limits -- and by a swordswoman not much older than she. But the most ferocious battle of the afternoon is yet to"...

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BAMBOO BLADE 14

"After the intense drama of the Burnish Academy TV shoot, each member of the Muroe kendo team has a new outlook on their involvement with kendo, and Tamaki is eager to learn what reasons her friends have for participating in the sport, hoping"...

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