This page will be dedicated to finding Christian made series in Asia. Thanks for all the help from all our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus out there! We always welcome more help from those who would like to help supply us with information or pictures for this web page.
Most anime fans are all too familar with classic Christian anime series like,
since they have been translated into dozens of languages and brought to America and very many other nations around the world, so we'll save reviewing them towards the end of this page. So what else is there, now that we are in the 21st Century? Praise the Lord! There are now many more new Christian anime series being made and brought to the U.S. and around the world from various nations in Asia!
An alliance of Christian ministries, organizations, and individuals, from Hollywood to the Heartland, is forming around the dream of bringing the Gospel to folks in all parts the world in Anime format from many nations in Asia! Listed below are links to many other web sites sharing various pictures and info on some of the newest anime series that are now coming out of Asia.
Thank God for dear brothers in Christ like Paul Crouch, who has been so blessed with his Trinity Broadcasting Network! We now have a new Christian channel available free (where available) for kids and adults too with the new "Smile of a Child" Network! Paul is now asking folks for suggestions we can make for new "family friendly" made programs for this new channel. This may be an awesome opportunity to help get even more classic anime imported to America again like we had years ago back during the 1970's and 80's with the CBN cable channel. Most older anime fans can still remember the good ol' days back when we could watch classic anime like ,
These anime series may not have been considered to have been Christian. But maybe the more important question has more to do with whether or not they are "family friendly" in nature or not. Are they in any way objectionable to some viewers? The answer of course is no. So should something have a strong Christian message in order to be considered Christian? Or can something that is "family friendly" be considered acceptible?
Maybe we should ask, just what exactly makes a series considered to be "Christian"? Does it have to take place during Bible times and be based upon scripture? Does it have to have an all out preachy message to it? Some would argue that it doesn't. Just like that old cable tv channel CBN had for quality programming, TBN too may decide to also have for their newer channels as we have already started to see happen to some extent.
Some Christian rock bands have been known to make songs without a real message but then are we missing something? Some would say yes. But does that then mean a Christian song must always have lyrics by that logic? I have known some Christian bands that have made songs with no lyrics. Some would argue that even "clasical music" in a way is Christian since often those that made it were themselves Christian and indeed, as you will see below, some Christian anime that has been made is indeed about Christians who created "classical music". So what about other stuff then? For starters let us try to find other "Christian related" series made in Asia.
God willing we may be able to soon see a lot more on Paul's new channel which can be seen free! Go to TBN's website and help out! Let them know you want to see more classic anime like CBN used to have! Why waste time with paying every month for cable? You can watch TBN online for free! Praise the Lord! Things will likely change for the better over the coming decades with the rise of Christianity in China and elsewhere.
Only recently did dear brother Paul send me a letter sharing the good news of what has been happening in Asia! TBN has entered into an agreement with "Asia Broadcast Satellite"! Praise the Lord! "Asia Broadcast Satellite" is a new satellite service provider, which will allow TBN to now further expand their broadcasting coverage of the great Asia-Pacific region of the world! Home to more than half of the Earth's population!
At the same time, work has now been completed on TBN's own new satellite uplink station in Manila, Philippines. Now fully operational, this new facility is literally the "launch pad" from which TBN's signal is beamed throughout Asia and the South Pacific! Praise the Lord! This will likely encourage more Asian program makers to begin making even more Christian related series in the future! Praise the Lord!
Remember folks to Praise the Lord and keep TBN in your daily prayers! TBN is now able to reach the world with the Gospel through Christian television! But remember dear brothers and sisters, if you too have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior that you too are the key to reaching our world for Christ.
God is really awesome in how He answers prayers! For those of you who grew up with Trinity Broadcasting Network, you too have seen how awesome prayers can be answered and what can be accomplished through our dear brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world! Let us stop and take a look back at how the Trinity Broadcasting Network came about many years ago...
TBN's story began way back on May 28th 1973, in a converted warehouse in southern California with just one borrowed TV camera, a few makeshift props, and a Sears shower curtain for a backdrop. That humble seed planted 34 years ago has grown into a worldwide network of over 16,000 television stations and cable affiliates, fed by 66 satelite channels. But the glorious news is that through the years more than
36 MILLION SOULS - that TBN knows of -
have contacted TBN to confess faith in Jesus as their Savior! The love, prayers, and support of our precious brothers and sisters in Christ are woven through the fabric of TBN's history. There would be no TBN without the help of folks like you! Together we must continue to help spread and expand Christ's church to all parts of the Earth! Before you know it all remnants of 20th Century's Communism will at long last colapse and be over thrown! Democracy will triumph thoughout the world probably before the 22nd Century! So let's try and work together to help!
In the meantime let's also try to find every Christian related series and so on ever made in Asia for starters. If anyone knows about any not mentioned on this page, please let us know! The links to other web sites listed below also do mention some other comics and manga. We can not be held responsible for what another web site may have for content, but if anyone finds anything objectionable, please let us know and we will correct the matter immeadiately.
As for some of the newest in Christian Anime, here are some of the titles we have found so far...
The Torchlighters is a new ongoing anime series of programs with strong values and educational content for the whole family. Each Torchlighters episode presents the story of a true-life hero from Christian history.
You will see what God can do through a "Torchlighter" and will be challenged to carry your own torch while learning about the history of our Christian faith!
You can now be a "Torchlighter" too and share your own testimony story with others and test your knowledge on other Torchlighters like William Tyndale and more at the new Torchlighters web site!
Now The Torchlighters series is available in other languages too aside from the subtitled versions the new english dubbed version is now being released throughout the the whole world by the Christian History Institute and V.O.M. ministries. Now you too can enjoy some of the newest and best quality made anime from China.
The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith series is a very interesting and educational anime made for the whole family, filled with lots of action, excitement, and adventure. This series starts off with one of Chistian history's greatest "Heroes of the Faith", Willam Tyndale. The Christian who helped make the first english translation of the Holy Bible.
This episode of The Torchlighters follows William Tyndale's adventures as he works in secret, moving from town to town as a fugitive to avoid capture. Friends and allies help him along, but enemies may be lurking around any corner. Come along and see whether this Torchlighter completes his task before the king's men close in on him.
William Tyndale tops King Henry VIII's "Most Wanted" list in 1535 and is being pursued across Europe by the king's bounty hunters. What is his crime? Murder? Theft? No, none of these. William's "crime" is translating the Holy Bible into English for the common people!
Is he willing to risk his life for this cause?
Follow William’s adventures as he works in secret to complete his task.
Angry religious leaders burned William Tyndale's Bible translations and other writings.
Living as a hunted fugitive has its challenges.
William Tyndale’s calling is to right a great wrong. The church and government authorities have made it illegal to read, write or even speak the sacred Scriptures in English. The most important book ever written is being kept from all but the most educated and powerful people of the day. Sensing that God’s Word is for all people, William defies the authorities and begins the difficult and dangerous work of translating the Old and New Testaments.
King Henry VIII has ordered his bounty hunters to track William Tyndale down and
William can almost feel them closing in.
Tyndale and Roy flee by night to a ship.
After he was denied support from the Church, he secretly traveled to Germany to print his translation. Tyndale was eventually betrayed and put to death in England. Soon after his death, however, the King approved the translation of the Bible into English, which led to the King James version. The realistic animation, energetic characterizations, and fast-paced plot will keep viewers engrossed.
See how William risks his life to bring God’s word to England. When they see the sacrifice William is willing to make so that others may read the Bible, their appreciation for the Scriptures will increase.
In 16th century England, translating the Scriptures into English is William's calling. It won't be easy with the English government and established church firmly opposed to anyone who even speaks the scripture in English. Follow this brave fugitive on a journey of faith as he works to complete the task he has been given.
This realistically animated production describes the devotion of William Tyndale, a Christian. Tyndale was a language scholar in England in the 1500’s, a time when all copies and readings of the Bible were in Latin. The church and government authorities made it illegal to read or speak the Scripture in English, and those who did were prosecuted. However, Tyndale felt that the Bible was for all people, not only those who understood Latin, so he felt that it was his duty to translate it into English.
Work is now also well on the way for completing the second episode on William Tyndale. In January, they recorded the sound track at the Churches Television Centre in Bushy, Watford . Russell Boulter, formally of ‘The Bill’ played the part of William Tyndale with real passion and conviction, and it was great to meet up with Timothy Bateson again who played Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and one or two other parts.
As a part of the William Tyndale story we did an interview with Professor Daniell, President of the William Tyndale Society. This interview will be on the DVD as one of the extra features. What a fascinating and moving story it is. We were completely inspired hearing about the background to this man of God who brought the first English Bible to this country. Who can say what the impact has been of this one life – a man who dedicated himself to serve God and paid the highest price for it. In 1594 Tyndale was burnt at the stake as a heretic. And his heresy? Putting the Bible into English so that the ordinary people could read the word of God for themselves.
Such was the power of the Church under Cardinal Thomas Wolsey that they didn’t want the people to think for themselves, lest they should revolt against the authority of the Church. Thank God for men like William Tyndale who refused to be held down and submit to such an atrocious law.
It is hard for us today to imagine not having a Bible in our own language, but it hasn't always been that way. When William Tyndale was a little boy growing up in England in the 1500s, ordinary people did not own Bibles. They had to go to church to hear what the Bible had to say. But there was one problem--the priest read the Bible in Latin, a language only the most educated people could understand.
As William Tyndale grew older and finished college, he felt that God was calling him to translate the Bible into English so that all people could read it for themselves. But--believe it or not--translating the Bible was against the law. Like many others during his time, William Tyndale was called a false teacher and was put to death for his beliefs.
The English Bible on English Soil Once the printing was completed, copies had to get into England without being seized. Smugglers hid the Bibles in shipments where no one expected them: in flour barrels, in trunks with false bottoms, and in airtight boxes inside wine barrels.
The Bibles sold as quickly as they reached England, even though one cost about half a week's earnings (over $100 in today's dollars). Families saved and put their money together, and a farmer would trade an entire load of hay to get just one Bible. Groups would meet together to hear the Word of God for the first time in their own language.
The religious leaders and the King were furious! They tried to destroy as many copies as they could. They also intensified their search to find and arrest William.
Based on historical sources, this is his story as he might have told it.....
My parents could tell early in my life that I had a gift for learning languages. I was able to go to Oxford University, one of England's finest schools. By the time I graduated, I had mastered SEVEN languages! Of them, Hebrew and Greek were most useful to me, because I could now read the Bible in its original languages.
I learned so much about God as I read the Bible for myself! I knew I had to use the gift God had given me so that others could read the Bible for themselves, too! I was well aware that translating the Scriptures was against the law and could cost me my life, but how could I not do what God was calling me to do?
Church and King Try to Keep Me Quiet
At first I asked the Church authorities for permission to translate the Bible into English. The answer was no. The Church believed that only the Pope and priests were educated enough to truly understand and interpret the Bible.
One day a discussion with a priest became a heated argument when he told me that it was better to be without God's laws than the Pope's. I could not believe what I was hearing! I answered him by saying, "I defy the Pope and all his laws; if God spares my life, I will cause a young farm boy to know more of the Scriptures than you do."
I also did not agree with the Church's teaching that doing good things was the way to get to heaven. The Bible clearly says that salvation is a free gift from God for those who believe. Many in the Catholic Church and also the King of England, Henry VIII, looked for ways to keep me quiet.
Hiding from Spies
I knew I must leave England immediately. I secretly traveled to Germany, where others had also taken a stand against some of the Church's teachings. When I arrived, I quickly changed my name--so no one would be able to find me--and began my work.
Translating the Bible into English was a difficult job. Each word had to be recorded correctly. The language also had to be simple enough for even an uneducated person to understand. It took more than a year for me to complete the New Testament translation.
I had to find a good printer whom I could also trust to keep my whereabouts secret. I could not risk being caught. English spies would be paid well to turn me in. One spy eventually did find out where the first printing was taking place. I narrowly escaped capture, getting away just in time with some of my materials!
A "Friend" Turns Me Over to Killers
I had begun to feel quite safe in Germany. I had also become somewhat of a celebrity. But I let nothing get in the way of completing my task. I worked late every night translating several books of the Old Testament.
One day I met a young Englishman in Germany who seemed to share my ideas about the need to translate the Bible. Over time we became good friends. What I didn't know was that this young man was a spy who would soon betray me. He led me right into the hands of my captors, after inviting me out for a meal. I was jailed, charged with heresy (false teaching), and sentenced to death by burning.
The last thing we know about William Tyndale is that he was led through a crowd into the public square. A noose was placed around his neck. His last words were, "God, please open the King of England's eyes." He was then hanged and his body was set afire.
God answered his prayer in a wonderful way. Within one year of William Tyndale's death, the King of England gave approval for an English Bible to be published. Tyndale's Bible was used as a guide for the new translation. This new translation is the father of the King James Bible that is still read today.
William Tyndale had a talent for learning languages. Instead of burying his talent, he worked hard to develop it and use it for God. What talent has God given you? What can you do to develop your talent and use it for God's glory?
Translating languages is very difficult work. To get a feel for the difficulty, try translating the Ten Commandments into language that a preschooler could understand. You can find them in the Old Testament book of Exodus, chapter 20.
It seems strange that some people in the 1500s thought the Pope's law could be more important than God's law. Can you think of a time when you have had to choose between following God's laws and following man-made laws? What did you do?
William Tyndale tops King Henry VIII's "Most Wanted" list in 1535 and is being pursued across Europe by the king's bounty hunters. What is his crime? Murder? Theft? No, none of these. William Tyndale's "crime" is translating the Bible into English for the common people. Is he willing to risk his life for this cause?
This awesome new anime is now sold in stores and can be bought online. The DVD even includes, a stimulating interview with Dr. David Daniell, Tyndale scholar and a fascinating interview with actor Russell Boulter, voice of Tyndale. As well as a comprehensive leader's guide with background information, timeline of the period, additional resources, and much more! Check it out, you'll be amazed how far Christian anime has come since the days of SUPER BOOK! I'm certain you won't be disappointed!
Jim Elliot, missionary-martyr 1927-1956.
A glimpse into the life and heartbeat of the young man who said:
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
As a little boy growing up in Portland, Oregon, Jim Elliot listened carefully as visiting missionaries told about life on faraway missions fields. He asked them questions and dreamed about being a missionary himself some day. It made him sad that so many people in other countries died without knowing about God.
The Long Boat Trip
On February 2, 1952, Jim Elliot waved goodbye to his parents and boarded a ship for the 18-day trip from San Pedro, California to Quito (Kee-toe), Ecuador, South America.
He and his missionary partner, Pete Fleming, first spent a year in Quito learning to speak Spanish. Then they moved to Shandia (Shan-dee-ah), a small Quichua (Kee-chew-wah) Indian village to take the place of the retiring missionary. Jim and Pete studied hard to learn the language and fit in. Their hard work paid off; in six months, both were speaking Spanish well enough to move to Shandia. When they arrived in Shandia, they also had to learn the speech of the Quichuas.
Planning to reach the Aucas
Three years later many Quichuas had become faithful Christians. Jim now began to feel it was time to tell the Aucas about Jesus.
The Aucas had killed many Quichuas. They had also killed several workers at an oil company-drilling site near their territory. The oil company closed the site because everyone was afraid to work there. Jim knew the only way to stop the Aucas from killing was to tell them about Jesus. Jim and the four other Ecuador missionaries began to plan a way to show the Aucas they were friendly.
Nate Saint, a missionary supply pilot, came up with a way to lower a bucket filled with supplies to people on the ground while flying above them. He thought this would be a perfect way to win the trust of the Aucas without putting anyone in danger. They began dropping gifts to the Aucas. They also used an amplifier to speak out friendly Auca phrases. After many months, the Aucas even sent a gift back up in the bucket to the plane. Jim and the other missionaries felt the time had come to meet the Aucas face-to-face.
The Mission Begins
January 2, 1956, was the day that 29-year-old Jim Elliot had waited for most of his life. He jumped out of bed, dressed as quickly as he could, and got ready for the short flight over the thick Ecuador (Eck-wah-door) jungle. Almost three years of jungle ministry and many hours of planning and praying had led Jim to this day. Within hours, he and four other missionaries would be setting up camp in the territory of a dangerous and uncivilized Indian tribe known then as the Aucas (Ow-cuz), known now as the Waodani (Wah-o-dah-nee). The Aucas had killed all outsiders ever caught in their area. Even though it was dangerous, Jim Elliot had no doubt God wanted him to tell the Aucas about Jesus.
In 1956, news from the steamy jungles of Ecuador spread rapidly around the world. Five young American men had been mercilessly killed by members of the Auca (Woadani) tribe the very same people those young men had gone to serve and befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy has become an inspirational marvel as family members of those young men have now befriended that very same tribe!
Faith in Action
This is the story of one of the brave Torchlighters who lost his life that fateful day. Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he would face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the friendliest gestures from outsiders. Would Jim and his fellow missionaries ever be able to break down the hostile barriers and carry a torch of faith to these people who are determined to attack all outsiders? In this episode of Torchlighters we follow Jim's adventures in faith from his college years to his work in the jungles, showing young people his faith in action as he answers Gods call to do the seemingly impossible.
One day while flying over Auca territory, Nate Saint spotted a beach that looked long enough to land the plane on. He planned to land there and the men would build a tree house to stay safe in until friendly contact could be made.
The missionaries were flown in one-by-one and dropped off on the Auca beach.
After four days, an Auca man and two women appeared. It was not easy for them to understand each other since the missionaries only knew a few Auca phrases. They shared a meal with them, and Nate took the man up for a flight in the plane. The missionaries tried to show sincere friendship and asked them to bring others next time. Would Jim and his fellow missionaries ever be able to break down the hostile barriers and carry a torch of faith to these people who are determined to attack all outsiders?
For the next two days, the missionaries waited for other Aucas to return.
Finally, on day six, two Auca women walked out of the jungle.
Jim and Pete excitedly jumped in the river and waded over to them.
As they got closer, these women did not appear friendly.
Jim and Pete almost immediately heard a terrifying cry behind them.
As they turned they saw a group of Auca warriors with their spears raised, ready to throw.
A Woadani (Huaroni or Auca) warrior hurls a spear. Jim Elliot reached for the gun in his pocket. He had to decide instantly if he should use it. But he knew he couldn't. Each of the missionaries had promised they would not kill an Auca who did not know Jesus to save himself from being killed. Within seconds, the Auca warriors threw their spears, killing all the missionaries: Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming and Jim Elliot.
Jim Elliot clings above a cliff during a flood.
Waiting to Hear
Late in the afternoon of Sunday, January 8, Elisabeth Elliot, Jim's wife, waited by the two-way radio to hear Nate Saint and his wife discuss how things had gone that day. But there was no call. As evening turned to night, the wives grew worried. They knew the news was not good.
The next morning another missionary pilot flew over the beach to look for the men. He saw only the badly damaged plane on the beach.
News quickly spread around the world about the five missing missionaries. A United States search team went to the beach, found the missionaries' bodies, and buried them.
But don't think Operation Auca ended there, because it didn't. In less than two years Elisabeth Elliot, her daughter Valerie, and Rachel Saint (Nate's sister) were able to move to the Auca village. Many Aucas became Christians. They are now a friendly tribe. Missionaries, including Nate Saint's son and his family, still live among the Aucas today.
Elisabeth Elliot even helped make a movie about Operation Auca called "Through Gates of Splendor". It showed real life scenes of the five missionaries on the beach with the friendly Aucas. It also included footage of the two years she and her daughter spent living in an Auca village.
This is the story of one of the brave torchlighters who lost his life that fateful day.
Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who'd never heard it.
Nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he would face in the jungles of Ecuador. The remote Auca tribe was suspicious and antagonistic toward even the friendliest gestures from outsiders.
In this episode of Torchlighters we follow Jim's adventures in faith from his college years to his work in the jungles, to the legacy he and his fellow missionaries left behind.
The Auca became Christians through the efforts of the widows of the martyred men. Steve Saint the son of missonary pilot Nate Saint (one of those killed), became a pilot himself and worked among the Huaorani.
In January, 2006, "The End of the Spear", a live film, retelling the story of Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint and Roger Youderian came out. It gives even more information.
During his life, Jim Elliot longed for more people to become missionaries. In his death, however, he probably inspired more people to go to other countries to share the love of Jesus than he ever could have in life.
In the mid fifties, a group of five young American missionaries flew into the jungles of Ecuador to reach the Auca Indians with the gospel of Jesus Christ. But just when they thought they had made the breakthrough, disaster struck and all five of them were brutally martyred.
News from the steamy jungles of Ecuador spread rapidly around the world. Five young American men had been mercilessly killed by members of the Auca (Woadani) tribe – the very same people those young men had gone to serve and befriend. That seemingly senseless tragedy has become an inspirational marvel as family members of those young men have now befriended that very same tribe!
The Jim Elliott story is an exciting, challenging and inspiring anime for the whole family. This true story is accompanied by a moving interview with Steve Saint, son of one of the martyred missionaries and includes lots of original movies shot by the missionaries themselves.