Reaching the Anime Generation

Posted by Jeff | Thursday, April 09, 2009

Anime, the Japanese word for animation or more popularly known around the world as Japanese animation is extremely well known not only in Japan but in the rest of the world. This has grown in popularity among high school students that small youth communities, cliques and peers are among youth interested anime.

Last year, in our summer youth camp, we incorporated the use of manga or Japanese comics from Bible characters in the manga Bible. Yes, there is a manga Bible. It is an illustrated Bible using the genre of the manga.

The use of this genre certainly reaches a particular group of young people and they are the ones who are appreciative and have the liking for anime and manga. There is even an online community for anime lovers. is that site and they have a service like an Anime Chat Room where different anime fans can register and create an account and chat with other people who share the same interest with them.

Many young people enjoy this kind of communities as they can meet new friends from different parts of the world, yet share things that are common to them. Utilizing this genre in youth ministries is a great strategy to capture the attention of anime fans.