It’s Christmastime! Though I won’t list the plethora of Christmas-related post on the anime blogosphere, I will start off with a picture of Christmas lights at Tokyo Dome, posted by Alafista, and a picture of a Christmas tree made of Santas in Tokyo, off of TOKYOMANGO.
In his first post for the 12 Days project, CyborgCommunist discusses some of his favorite staples of anime, including the common Catholic church settings (beware the yuri pictures!).
I found the conversation interesting on this forum, where Christian filmmakers try to make sense of anime.
Anime Vice mentions the connection between the swastika and Buddhism in an analysis of how the symbol is avoided in anime (though not so much in manga).
As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogsophere series of posts, each week, Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality. If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please email TWWK if you’d like it included.