Tommy of Anime Bowl doesn’t shirk from calling fansubbing a sin and also comments on the anti-Christian atmosphere of anime conventions. [Anime Bowl]
In his thoughtful blog, Pirates of the Burley Griffin, John Samuel is going through a twenty-day series on Haibane Renmei, analyzing each episode in concise, informative fashion, while also adding additional commentary. Although not specifically about religion or spirituality, I mention these posts because Haibane Renmei is chock full of religious themes, symbolism, and imagery. [Pirates of the Burley Griffin]
SilentSerenata relates two theories about Kuroshitsuji, including one that pegs Sebastian as the Faustian demon, Mephistopheles. [The Otaku’s Blog]
The Mainichi Daily News reports on a young monk in Japan who is changing the way monks are viewed, beginning with the free publication Freestyle Monks, created in a one-room apartment filled with Buddhist-themed manga. [The Mainichi Daily News]
Scott Green reports on cute prayer amulets developed for the anime series, Kill Me Baby. [Crunchyroll]
2DT begins his podcast this week, which focuses on the anime “holy land” of Akihabara, by relating the religious birth of the area. [2-D Teleidoscope]
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.