Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Church, Quiet Times > Anime Time, and Rumors of a Saint Young Men Anime

Draggle continues his wonderful posts on Christian ideas in Kokoro Connect, this week focusing on the role the club members have in helping one another and comparing it to the church, which is made of sinners. [Draggle’s Anime Blog]

Jenine Silos, a reformed anime fan and cosplayer, takes a pretty harsh view of how Christians should treat anime. [WriteForACause]

The irrepressible Ghostlightning begins his post on rape in episode 8 of Muv Luv Axis Alternative Powers Total Eclipse with some commentary on Lot’s daughters and Christian fundamentalism – warning: language. [We Remember Love]

The denizens of Crunchyroll nation discuss the incompatibility (or compatibility) of Christianity and anime.  It’s really interesting to read these thoughts, including some misconceptions both Christians and non-Christians have. [Crunchyroll]

I missed this one last week, as Ladybacula examines Jewish characters in anime. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends]

In the rumor-until-proven mill, there appear to be rumblings of a fall anime for Saint Young Men, the critically acclaimed manga featuring Jesus and Buddha as roommates.  I also read a source claiming that it was a joke.  So…which is it?

I was a bit out of touch this week, so particular thanks to Justin S. and Charles Dunbar for their news tips this week.


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 08.24.2012, in Anime, Christianity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. SYM is a joke. The official Fall Anime Chart is out and it’s not anywhere on there. Don’t get me wrong, I’d adore it if it was, but…. it’s been a joke two times before. It’s now a running gag for fake anime posters since they know there’s a serious fanbase that would adore it.


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