My God! I can’t believe they allow such bad Bible-themed stories to exist! They are an insult to both religion and the anime industry.
Anime Oyako Gekijou is a very old children’s adventure that aims to educate kids on the basic events of the Bible (or the Old Testament, if you prefer). It is not a bad thing to have educational anime out there, especially about a neglected theme such as the Judeo-Christian teachings. But it is a VERY bad thing to have anime that misleads and misinforms children by simplifying religious texts to the point of becoming lame fairy tales.
ANIMATION & SOUND SECTION: 2
Only by becoming black and white could the graphics be any simpler. At least there is some detail at the representation of the way of the Hebrew life. But after watching dozens of well-made movies and documentaries about the Jewish history, I can’t even bare to look upon this series again.
STORY & CHARACTER SECTION: 2
Get emotionally ready… Some kids from modern Japan find a magic book that transports them back in time to witness major events of the Bible. ZONK! It would be ok if the events weren’t watered-down to resemble fairy tales. The scriptwriters took out all the violence, the sex and the depravity, which the Bible is so well filled with. It’s like eating mushroom soup without any mushrooms. Plus, all characters behave like too-goody 5 year-olds with no air of realism around them. How can you possibly NOT hate them?
VALUE & ENJOYMENT SECTION: 1
As if the Bible isn’t distorting history enough by itself, we have this annoying crap to make things even worse.
VERDICT: 1.5 / 10
The accused is found … GUILTY! … For distorting truth and religion. He is sentenced to public execution … IMMEDIATELY!
EVERYTHING ELSE! This is amongst the worst anime ever.