Cytrus gives a wonderfully in-depth analysis of character names in Symphogear, with a few relating to Jesus, Mary, and Eve. [Yaranakya]
Frank dives into Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3, examining, among other things, Yura’s Pharisaical actions. [A Series of Miracles]
Lady Geek girls talks Catholic, as in positive portrayals of Catholics in geek media. The emphasis is mostly on other forms, but she does talk a bit about an example from Maoyu. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends]
Something More: Kenshin’s Journey Toward Mercy, Bad Catholics in Maoyu, and Dreams of a Christian Japan
This week has been full of great articles involving religion and spirituality! Unfortunately, I may have missed a few – the move from Google Reader to Feedly has been largely snag free, until this week, when I found that their latest update has omitted the search feature. RSS users beware.
Anyway, onto the articles!
Medieval Otaku posts his academic essay on how Kenshin’s journey in the first two OVA’s (Trust and Betrayal/Samurai X) parallel to St. Bonaventure’s steps leading to God in Journey of the Mind to God. [Medieval Otaku]
Lady Geek Girl has a real issue with how the Catholic Church is represented in some series and movies, and uses Maoyuu Maou Yuusha as an example. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends]
Justin notes an emphasis on religion in the Attack on Titan anime as compared to the manga. [Organization Anti-Social Geniuses]
Draggle draws connections between the act of a benediction and this week’s disturbing episode of Aku no Hana. [Draggle’s Anime Blog]
Zeroe4 makes a distinction between his “calling to anime” and his dream for Japan. [Zeroe4]
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.