Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Apples, Magical Girls, and Eden

Few anime series have contained such thought-provoking Christian themes and symbols as Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  From the heavy presence of a Christ figure to Adam and Eve references, the show uses these ideas in an intelligent and artistic manner.  Although I briefly discussed the symbolism of the apple in episode seven of the series, A Day Without Me, who is no stranger to analyzing Christian symbolism in anime, goes into much further detail than I in a terrific post about Madoka Magica’s “apple scene.”  If you haven’t read it already, do yourself a favor and dive in:

Apples and Devil’s Deals: A Religious Analysis of the Apple Scene in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica | GAR GAR Stegosaurus.

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