Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Shinigami Syncretism

Crystal White of Japanator is attending the New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and posted some interesting remarks about a session she attended.  Did you know that Shinigami, translated as Death Gods, are part of the ever-present syncretism in Japanese religion?  However, the idea is neither Shinto nor Buddhist: its roots are in western tradition.  Read more over Japanator:

NYAF ’10: Death in Japanese Culture

Crystal White also blogged about another panel involving religion in anime, particularly about religious symbolism in Neon Genesis Evangelion.  As can be seen in the post’s title, she was less impressed by this one.

NYAF ’10:  Sometimes You Get a Hopeless Panel


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