Anime and Answering Our Call – Choosing Truth or Myth

An excellent post on stories and how even anime possesses the same paradigms found in myth. This might be the first time I’ve seen Joseph Campbell mentioned in a blog post.

Otaku in My Veins

The Hero’s Journey archetype has influenced our culture more then we realize. This isn’t just seen in our culture, but every single culture, people group, tribe in the world. And in my opinion, most of the otaku community. Humanity is connected to each and every individual God created because of our deep love of story telling and myth making. The deepest cries of our hearts all sound the same. These cries are the constant search for truth and they are heard through story telling of marvelous heroes and journeys far and wide into the world.

Ancient stories such as the Odyssey, King Arthur, and Jonah and the whale all have a common formula. Modern stories like Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars, Naruto, Bleach, Noragami, One Piece, Fairy Tail, and so many others reuse that formula for a new audience. The first part of that formula…

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2 comments on “Anime and Answering Our Call – Choosing Truth or Myth

  1. Gaheret says:

    Truly amazing! Beauty and Truth, and the Call all in the same text! But I don´t quite understand the title: why should I choose?

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    • I know what you mean: beauty and truth have been interwoven into myth–at least, as C. S. Lewis and the Inklings understood it. The title is imperfect, but the article itself is very nice.


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