Is Itachi Uchiha a villain or a victim? I was inspired by the work that @victimsandvillains is doing when it comes to the way we often think about villains and victims.
I decided to make a video about Itachi Uchiha (a character from the anime Naruto, for those who haven’t seen it). His story is one of tragedy after tragedy and while he was presented as a villain at the beginning of the story we (the audience) eventually realize that he is actually a victim who sacrificed everything for peace and his village.
Sometimes we see a character (or even people in real life) doing something we don’t approve of and our immediate thought is oh they are evil and therefore they do evil things. Sometimes the villain in the story is also someone who is a victim.
So anyways… I hope this gives you a bit of an idea of how anime can be used in the therapy session and a brief glimpse of what geek therapy is all about.
Check out the video on my brand new YouTube channel Psychology for Geeks and let me know what you think!