Anime in Pakistan, Called to Anime (and Missions), and Review of a Sci-Fi, Religious, Japanese Classic

Ash reviews the Japanese science fiction classic, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights, released last year by Viz Media.  Much of the review is spent discussing the importance of Christianity and especially Buddhism to the plot. [Experiments in Manga]

Aniblogger Zeroe4, who’ll be starting DTS training for his mission to Japan in the next few months, explains what “DTS” means, along with other terminology.  He also talks about the connection between anime and his call to missions. [Called to Anime]

In another post, Zeroe4 compares himself to Mashiro Moritaka (Saikō) from the manga, Bakuman, discussing his own anime-related goal and it’s relation to Christ. [Called to Anime]

The Express Tribunes interviews Pakistani artist and musician, Daniyal Noorani, whose music, set to animated videos and discussing volatile subjects like religion and international relations, has gained attention and acclaim.  Among the tidbits he mentions are his anime-style series in Pakistan, accompanying this comment [The Express Tribune]:

Anime is very popular in Pakistan and there’s a demand for it here.

David Alvarez provides a thorough rundown of SacAnime 2012, including snippets of an interview with Christian voice actor, Vic Mignogna, in which he thanks the Father [Sacremento Press]:

God has been so good to me that I can hardly stand it.


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.


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