Lucky Star Shrine, Prayers for a VA and for New Years, and Blue Exorcist Through a Christian Lens

Ken Kitano's portrait of 34 cosplaying girls

Anime and religion are two of the inspirations for Ken Kitano’s metaportraits, which are on display with others at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Alafista’s picture of the day features Japanese men and women praying at Shiogama Temple for New Year’s.

Zyl presents his “Lucky Star shrine” pilgrimage.

Voice actress Tia Ballard solicits prayers for her grandmother, who is undergoing surgery for cancer.

Annalyn reviews Blue Exorcist through critical and religious lens.

Katie reviews a piece of Fullmetal Alchemist Christian fan fiction and recommends it highly.


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.


11 thoughts on “Lucky Star Shrine, Prayers for a VA and for New Years, and Blue Exorcist Through a Christian Lens

    1. Indeed – I follow around 400 blogs, though I don’t read many, er, religiously. I do keep a close eye on yours. 😉

  1. Thanks for the link to the Fan-fiction! I have to say, I almost didn’t want to read it for fear I’d be disappointing, but it was really good!

  2. I have just been to the gallery here in Tokyo. Thereis a single picture formed by 10+ mixed shots of girls, aparently from an anime convention. But you can’t tell by looking at it at all. The one about religion migt be the one of a guy (many guys) seated on the floor, I don’t know. It has nothing to do with this blog’s theme, haha. But the Ebisu Beer Museum, wich is in the same square, is very nice.

  3. Well, I already shared with Katie why I really didn’t care for the fanfiction- through PM, of course. I wonder if I should ever post my thoughts on it…

    1. Hmm…fanfiction is a little different. It’s something a bit personal, even if it’s out there for everyone to see. I know I’d be horrified to see a reviewer posting about my work, or even commenting on it in another person’s blog. -_-‘

      1. That is true in many ways, but when you post Fanfiction on the internet, it’s out for the world to see. If you don’t want people to write on it or post about it… you don’t put it on the internet where billions of people have access to it. I understand how the public can be through my own forays into posting my stuff, so I try to keep that in mind when I give criticism. And I do honestly think the fanfiction had some merit, but overall I would not give it a 10/10.

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