Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Happy Science Anime, Mission: Otaku, and What’s in a Name?

Ammtoday has begun a blog similar to ours, examining Christianity through anime.  A post this past week compares a scene in the manga, From Far Away, to Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, and encourages us to find power in weakness. [Anime and Manga Industries Today]

Ben Ettinger gives a very thorough review of the Happy Science-created film, Hermes, Wings of Love, which he calls “repugnant but beautiful.” [AniPages]

One of our bloggers, Zeroe4, compares himself to Bakuman‘s Mashiro, while mentioning his faith. [Zeroe4]

Zeroe4 also explained how anime figured into his decision to participate in DTS. [Zeroe4]

And for the trifecta, Zeroe4 rephrases a famous Pauline writing to reflect his mission to otaku. [Zeroe4]

Tsunderin revisits Saint Tale and includes some discussion of the manga’s religious setting. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends]

Myst analyzes the meanings of character names in Eureka Seven Ao and mentions that several are connected with religion. [Frozen Anime Blog]

Koji has new found confidence, similar to that which he experienced when he thought he’d “found god” a number of years ago. [Maschera]


As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere series of posts, each week, Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality.  If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please email TWWK if you’d like it included. 

About TWWK

TWWK, known to outlaws and lawmen alike as Charles, lives deep in the heart of Texas, where he drives cattle and boot scoots (not really - though he does sport a pair of rattlesnake boots). Somehow in this frontier, he also finds time for his wife, children, and church. Oh, and anime, too.

Posted on 05.18.2012, in Christianity, Religion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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