There is an interesting discussion on the giftedness of the characters of the renowned Japanese anime among my teachers. Shizuka(靜香) is good at music, Gian(胖虎) is a typical sportsman, and Suneo(小夫) has the potential to be a brilliant diplomat or politician. The most obvious ability of the robotic cat is its problem-solving skill. Not surprisingly, the recognition of the giftedness of Nobita(大雄) hollows out teachers’ innovation. Nobita usually worsens problems with his high-tech gadgets, fails in all kinds of challenges, and is bullied by Gian and Suneo. Still, teachers claim he could always face obstacles with his optimistic personality. Is optimism a gift? There is folk wisdom saying 90% of life is filled with adversities. Nobita is at least a minority in the world who can solve 90% of problems in life. “Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows to trouble you, corrupting many. – Hebrews 12:15.” In fact, many psychological and emotional problems come from the poisonous root of bitterness, and bitterness comes when we forget the grace of the Lord, which is showered on us each day. Do you believe that Nobita’s giftedness is far more than optimism? I think he is a prototype of another well-known leader in the “Romans of the three kingdoms” – Liu Bei (劉備).