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.