Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Yugen Iki Uta Koi, Superbook Employment, and the Soul of Kokoro Connect

Do you remember the Christian anime series, Superbook?  For many kids, it was their first exposure to anime.  The Christian Broadcasting Network, which rebooted the series in 2009, is looking for an art director to work on the new episodes. [CBN]

Zeroe4 returned to Japan from his time in the Philippines, where he and the rest of the mission team were challenged. [Zeroe4]

Tsurugiarashix examines the ideas of yugen and iki, principals present in Buddhism, in Uta Koi. [KaminariAnime]

Draggle quotes the Gospel of Thomas in writing about the discussion of the soul’s nature in episode two of Kokoro Connect. [Draggle’s Anime Blog]

Cholisose also mentions some of the religious implications of that episode of Kokoro Connect. [Sea Slugs!]

Liberal Muffin believes that the Jesus anime short may reach across cultural borders. [liberalmuffin]


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 07.20.2012, in Buddhism, Christianity and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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