I’m a 28 M raised Catholic and I’m very into anime. I agree, you have to be very careful about what shows you choose to watch.
Some good tools to research and find shows that would interest you are
Several of those sites will give you ratings which you can take at face value.
My total time is
128 tv series, 28 ova series (basically mini series) , 33 Movies, 2,579 Total Episodes, Estimated Days: 44
There have been PLENTY of series I have had to abandon after under 60 seconds of the first episode.
Originally Posted by ATeutonicKnight
I don’t watch too much Anime, but my personal favorites are Inuyasha and Rurouni Kenshin, and though I know you will check anyway, I can assure you both of these are safe to my knowledge.
Rurouni Kenshin is personally in my top 10 list. The tv series ran for 90+ episodes that spanned over 6 different story arc’s from the original manga novel. There were a handful of episodes (around 15-20) that contained questionable content centered around action etc. Compared to US tv shows today I don’t feel this series even comes close to crossing the morality borders that US shows have begun crossing in the past 10+ years. The main thing that drew me to this show was the central theme of the main character realizing the errors surrounding his position he chose to take in a war and the complete life changes he makes and carries out.
I’m currently watching
Psycho-Pass - (My main interest is centered on how we need to learn to prevent our society from becoming too dependent on increasing technology to control our lives as well as surrendering certain aspects of our free will to artificial intelligence that is portrayed as being an all knowing, unwavering source of rules to follow to achieve happiness for society as a whole.)
**Kingdom **- Somewhat accurate portrayal of historical events during the Chinese provinces around the time of the Qin Dynasty’s downfall… Before China became united to the extent that they are today.
**No.6 **- Another series that has many psychological interests that interests me. Purely based on the fact of how certain individuals in power believe they can provide an utopia for select individuals while suppressing the rights of those that they choose at random based on their refusal to blindly follow dictator’s beliefs.
**Jormungand_ Perfect Order **- Another personal study of how individuals can rationalize dealing in arms trade as well as choosing to perform somewhat acts of selflessness believing an act of kindness can absolve them of their sins when those individuals have no inclination of taking responsibility for their immoral actions including the chance of ever repenting for those sins.
Sword Art Online - A reminder to myself of how society is chosing to escape reality by immersing themselves in a virtual world (currently known as MMORPGS; aka World Of Warcraft, Final Fantasy online, Everquest, Eve Online, etc.) These games require massive amounts of time to progress to any point in the game where gameplay becomes enjoyable.
**Bleach **- (A finished tv series) - Which is a good reminder that true evil does exist in the world and if you aren’t vigilant you can very easily succumb to the temptations which the mainstream media today portrays as “the human dream / way to happiness” The series mainly displays this as the search for obtaining psychical powers. In today’s world it is money, high levels of management in companies through any means of obtaining those positions.
Another over the top series that is a shocking reminder that true evil does exist in the world. Off the top of my head there are around 25 episodes to this series and there were around 3+ that were too graphic for any person of upstanding morals to watch.
Well that is my post to the catholic.com forums!
I suffered a TBI back in 1999. Please excuse any errors or mistakes in trying to express my interests in any subjects mentioned above. Reading & Writing have been a struggle to recover.
Feel free to ask me any questions about anything. I’m an open book.
There are many more I’m currently watching however I doubt anyone is interested in reading a novel. = )