Something More: Doubting Homura, Ghostic Haibane, and Ef: A Tale of Theologies

Japes gets into the nitty gritty of the characters’ personal theologies in Ef – A Tale of Melodies in a thorough and thought-provoking post. [Japesland]

Nick Calibey correlates Rakka’s sprouting of wings in the first episode of the series to teachings of the Gnostic movement. [A Rather Silly Blog]

Emily compares Homura’s storyline in Puella Magi Madoka Magica to Doubting Thomas. [For Me, in Full Bloom]

Annalyn compares the Christian God to Striker, the self-declares one, of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. [Annalyn’s Thoughts]

D.M. Dutcher finds the Erica Fontaine of Sakura Wars to embody a positive and fairly accurate portrayal of a Christian. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

Tommy ends his review of Anime Expo with an interesting note related to his Christian beliefs. [Anime Bowl]


As part of the Something More 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 07.12.2013, in Anime, Christianity, Religion and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Uh, the thing about Haibane Renmei you have credited to me is not mine (it links to another blog entirely). Might want to fix that.


    • Woops. I don’t know how I confused your blog with Nick’s. Must’ve mixed them up as I was reading both his post and yours regarding Anime Expo. -_-‘


  2. Finding Madoka

    I look forward to the next time this blog covers the Madoka franchise.

    The new movie has been… revealing


    • Thanks for the kind words. I’m actually going to the theater tonight to watch the film. I’m sure I’ll have something to say!


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