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Himari’s Will, Passion of the Anime, and Guadalupe of Narutaru

Draggle discusses Himari’s comments in episode 19 of Mawaru Penguindrum about not amounting to anything in terms of free will.

Omo uses The Passion of the Christ to illustrate a point about how viewers watch anime.

Katie reviews chapters two and three of amateur Christian OEL, Send Me an Angel.

Animekritic briefly mentions an allusion to Mary (mother of Christ) in his recent post on Narutaru.


As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogsophere 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.

Review: My Last Day

As all anime fans know, animation is a medium than can convey emotions and events in a powerful way.  In fact, animation can capture certain imagery in a way live action can’t.  And so, some stories with immense emotional impact seem to be meant for animation.  Such is the case with the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is presented in anime style in the new short work, My Last Day.

Created by the people behind the JESUS film, an evangelistic movie seen by untold millions around the world, My Last Day portrays the death of Christ through the eyes of one of the thieves crucified next to Him.  It was animated by former Disney animator Barry Cooke and STUDIO4°C, which also produced The Animatrix and Detroit Metal City.

My Last Day

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Diary of an Anime Lived: The Selfish/Selfless Daddy

I’m a sucker for tearjerkers.  Even though I consider myself a realist, I’m very sentimental.  That said, although I often tear up as shows and movies, I’ve only cried twice – at The Passion of the Christ and during episode 18 of Clannad After Story, entitled “The Ends of the Earth.”

Even as I read a cold synopsis of the episode, I’m getting choked up.

Tomoya, Nagisa and Ushio

The happy family (Artist: Miyai_Max)

Inspired to write by Aorii’s recent post, this is my first Diary of an Anime Lived.  The screencaps below are all courtesy of the Subculture Anime Blog.  Beware, this post contains most of the major spoilers for the show, beginning with my final line before the jump:

There are multitudes of fans for Clannad, but I hold a connection to the story that most American fans (at least right now in their lives) won’t.  I am Tomoya, and although I didn’t lose my Nagisa, I do have an Ushio.

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