Momoka as Jesus, Waiting on YWAM, and Buying Religious Manga

In his review of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, a three volume work in which cults and Jehovah’s Witnesses play a role, Boyd Tonkin describes the protagonist as “clearly belong[ing] on the manga and anime planets of Japanese pop culture.”

Among other analysis, Draggle delves into Momoka’s function in as the title character of Mawaru Penguindrum episode 15, “The Savior of the World,” and compares her Christlike role to Yuri’s Satanic one.  Also this week, Draggle muses on the magic of the show’s use of symbolism.

Vucubcaquix also discusses the Christ allusion in detail, drawing similarities between Momoka’s actions and Jesus’.

Zeroe4 is waiting on an answer from God about attending Discipleship Training School through Youth With a Mission, better known as YWAM.

Noiz briefly reflects on his purchase of Manga Messiah volumes.

Volume 7 of Saint Young Men topped the Oricon manga charts.

TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

2 thoughts on “Momoka as Jesus, Waiting on YWAM, and Buying Religious Manga

  1. Now, if only we could get [b]Saint Young Men[/b] licensed over here (or maybe a few scanators to pick it up again). The two volumes I read were hilarious for all the right reasons, and I would adore being able to own it. I need to get more people reading it.

    1. For a few reasons, I don’t think we’ll ever get to see it over here. It’s definitely an intriguing idea (and certainly an acclaimed series).

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