In episode 4 of the Hourou Musuko anime, the somewhat volatile character, Chiba, goes to church. She hasn’t been there in quite some time, but she feels the necessity to lift up a prayer to God, asking for God to place her opposite Nitori in their gender-bender play. The whole scene was unexpected, as was perhaps my reaction to her selfish prayer.
The anime begins well in advance of the manga, the first volume of which was recently released in the U.S. I haven’t read it yet, and though I abhor spoilers, I couldn’t help but read a recent post about Chiba and her actions in volume one. Alex of Manga Widget focuses not only on Chiba’s stormy personality, but also on her conversion to Christianity as presented in the volume, while posing questions about how it may affect the other characters down the line. It’s a very interesting read, particularly if you’re a fan of character, as I am: