A Serpent in the Garden of Penguins, a Buddhist Ritual in Last Exile, and Giving Thanks for Bento

Taylor Ramage reviews the anime-influence Because the Angels, writing that the author “isn’t afraid of including things that most Christians would consider “dirty” and because of that, she’s produced a story in which Christianity actually has life.”

Ephemeral Dreamer suggests a “serpent in the Garden of Eden” allusion in episode 16 of Mawaru Penguindrum.

In his post on episode three of Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, Krizzlybear compares the ritual near the show’s end to the Buddhist Ullambana festival.

Omo’s splattering of thoughts regarding Ben-To, among other topics, includes some discussion of the theme of “giving thanks for food” in the series.

Haibane Renmei, one of our site’s recommended anime, is suddenly a hot review – Paper Chimes and Breaking Metal Windows posted new reviews of the angelic anime.

Suntzuanime points out the new monastic addition to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai and approves of the show’s “looking at a foreign concept” viewpoint toward Christianity.

Splinter discusses the distraction of manga during times that should be devoted to prayer and reading of scripture.

IUPUI received a grant to do a study on how individuals use the Bible in their everyday lives; one of those working on the grant project has previously commented on The Manga Bible.

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