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Creating a Christ-oriented anime
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Finally I am able to post a topic lol. just hit 500 cr points. But to the topic at hand.

I have been working on this story takes place in medieval Europe around the time of the Templars and Hospitallers. It is fantasy with elements of historical accuracy. Completely plausible yet fictitious. Think of it as a story that could of fit in and become a legend or tale, to be told for generations. Like that of storys of King arthur, Roland, Gawain, and knights such as those.

I will give more detail on it as it progresses, but I am having an awful lot of trouble with it. Here are some points of interest I am stressing over.

1) Story- I want the story to exude elements of the Christian faith, without shoving it down peoples throats, metaphors and similes are a welcomed contribution. But self sacrifice, betrayal of a a comrade (Judas), God's mercy, grace, love. and things of that nature, but a way to express them without saying everyone is of the Christian faith and are moral and just people. Lol, as I was told by my teachers show it not say it...

2) Events- What are some potentially good bible-anime concepts, but at the same time self sacrifice and things of that nature are too common in the anime culture, what are possible circumstances that could ensnare our companions.

3) Characters- how might I potentially write in the characters values and personality other than it being dialogged. Especially with female types, I cannot immagine what goes through those heads of yours, insight here is almost a begging plee. I can give 40 different personalitys to guys, but when it comes to women or girls, its a scary thought

these are just basic things I am working on, I am not asking to help write it, just support me in prayer or with helpful ideas. However I am not against working on a creation for God with my friends in the faith, so if you would like to help me write plot lines I would welcome your aid. And just credit will be given. I believe I have been called to write, ideas come in and fly out of my head to the point of insanity, and this one story in particular calls out to me.

I have never seen a Christian anime, nor heard of one, I would like it to appeal to all audiences with emphasis on teens to young adults, but when I am in my 50's I would like to look back and feel like I have done a great thing for the glory of God.

With that said pray on it if you would, and if you feel called to help or support, by all means welcome to the fold.
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Just ask us anything if you're going to have problems...^_^

And we'll pray for yah of course!
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much appreciated.
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I'll help with the female charcs. I'm good at those.
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Well I can help with child Characters (in some ways I never grew up)
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haha sweet, ill upload a page on my profile of everything I have thus far, thanks guys, I have forever been at a stand still doing this solo.
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http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/cryolyger/pages

If it is not up to date, (should have apoximately 5 different pages at least by tonight availible, pm me or leave me a message here or in my guestbook)
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Side note having met you two, ratman and Rose, I ended up tweaking some of the characters to mimic you, and sense they are your characters, I will go over them individually with what my plan is, but I want rebuttals from you two and how you see yourself acting in this situation.
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No presussure, this isn't a rush kinda project I am estimating several years still in the works, I don't know a soul in animation, maybe a producing company will take it on lol. I may have a lead in publishing but thats way in the future.
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Hmmm....Interesting. I'll wish you well and pray for your story to go well.
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thank you clear water, I think for the most part the world has lost its way and everyone believes the good die young, I wish to re-integrate lost values with this story. any prayer or well wishes are welcomed, as well as any possible constructive criticism.
Posted 6/11/08 , edited 6/11/08

Ratman21 wrote:

Well I can help with child Characters (in some ways I never grew up)


No offense Ratman but the way you said that made you sound like a peadophile lol



And unfortunately for this christian oriented anime thing most of what makes anime anime are the themes of sex, violence, evil, blood and darkness all of which will be found in 95% of anime (obviously some has more of certain things than others) and none of these fit the christian message very well. Unless of course your willing to have a young and weak angel who must master some kind of spiritual power and go on a quest to smite satan and his evil minions with a giant cross of power that makes things go boom in an explosion of blood while pretty girl angels with obvious cleavage cheer him on lol
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Stickmania wrote:


Ratman21 wrote:

Well I can help with child Characters (in some ways I never grew up)


No offense Ratman but the way you said that made you sound like a peadophile lol



And unfortunately for this christian oriented anime thing most of what makes anime anime are the themes of sex, violence, evil, blood and darkness all of which will be found in 95% of anime (obviously some has more of certain things than others) and none of these fit the christian message very well. Unless of course your willing to have a young and weak angel who must master some kind of spiritual power and go on a quest to smite satan and his evil minions with a giant cross of power that makes things go boom in an explosion of blood while pretty girl angels with obvious cleavage cheer him on lol


STICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now only some one with that kind of mind kink would think that about my statement. Hmmmmm
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lol the above post is really funny!! anyway i can help by praying and can i help with naming chracters?.. i always wanted to do that..hehe
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haha your hired. Just take a look at the pages on my profile to get an idea of what I am going for. Stick, not everything bends to the secular way or mentality, hell alot of us don't. Otherwise we would be heathens and jerks and alot of other negative things. But that is exactly the reason behind this project, I am not directing it towards children, but acceptable perhaps to children. Violence and wars are neccesary to bring about change, at least thats how it was back in the medieval period. So picture a crusade setting. Peasants unjustifiably taxed, women taken for troops and the royals, the things someone should of fought for and didn't. Things of that nature, that is the premesis of this. Impart passages of scripture, parables, that would question the morality of the world and bring about a revolt. It's hard to explain a vission you have for a project. I am not disregarding what you are saying stick, merely those ways of thinking is what I am steering from.

The world didn't want Christ to save His people, so they sentenced Him to death, (having not knowingly fulfilled the prophecy and saving us regardless) This project is not guided by others ideals and philosophies on how you create an anime. It's sociology all over again, the world doesn't go a certain way cause thats how it should, or thats what our up-bringing dictates. Neither does art have to follow rules or guidelines to get a message across or meaning. But you have re-invigorated me, I will outline what my intentions are and where exactly I need help. But come to this with optimism rather than skepticism. Rather your intentions thats how it was perceived, it seemed not helpful but in fact pessimistic. Constructive criticism is a welcomed comodity, and if that was your intentions I apologize but regardless of approval or not I plan on doing what I believe God intended me to do.
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