Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Buddha and Madoka

After the final episodes of Madoka aired in late April, there was a rush of postings about the shows, with many discussing religious aspects of the finale.  While I saw Christian elements in the final episodes, others focused on the the Buddhist principles expressed in the series end.  I studied Buddhism in college, but that feels like a separate life ago, and I admit that the Buddhist symbolism in Madoka Magica was lost on me.  Luckily, two awesome bloggers spent particular time outlining these ideas.

Yesterday, Jonathan Tappan of FunBlog wrote a post that functions as an accompanying piece to Yi’s extensive analysis.  Tappan had previously posted a wonderful guide to Buddhism and anime.

Go here to read the entire post:

Buddhist Elements in Madoka Magica (Spoilers)


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