I’m not really sure, but I am encouraged by an anime recommended to me by a Christian friend. I don’t know if it’s possible that a Japanese cartoon has actually bucked the trend of violence and sexuality so rampant in anime, but perhaps it has happened at last.
I have only seen and commented on one episode of Clannad, so far, but although it does not glorify Christ, it does seem to put a certain amount of emphasis on family values. I know I’m sticking my neck out here, but perhaps I have found an anime that actually has something relevant to say.
When I am proven wrong, you folks can dogpile on me. That would be fine with me. But perhaps this is the beginning of a wholesome trend. Maybe Japan can be saved. One baby step at a time. We can only hope.
I know I’m going out on a limb here. So I hope that I am not condemned for it. Perhaps my investigations into anime have gone too far. If so, please forgive me.
Update: Watch the first episode over at B4C and judge for yourself.