Gnostic Haruhism, Buddhist Church of Madoka, and an Animevangelist

In his unique style, Monsieur LaMoe discusses how karmic religions intertwine with Aquarion EVOL.  I admit, he lost me before I was halfway through.  I did enjoy his pronouncement of Maaya Sakamoto as an “animevangelist,” however. [Anime Diet]

The author of the new Cyberpunk Otaku blog posts a bit about her religious beliefs. [Cyberpunk Otaku]

Zeroe4 reviews the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and ends with some thoughts about humanity trying to become God. [Zeroe4]

And speaking of Haruhi, Kuro examines the paths that she and Madoka of Puella Magi Madoka Magica have taken to become “goddesses” of their respective fandoms. [Kansatsu]

Super-chill video blogger, Code+, gives his take on the generally negative presentation of priests and the Christian religion in anime and manga (warning: some foul language). [CodeArchives]

On Day 18 of his Twenty Days of Haibane Renmei series, John Samuel mentions creator Yoshitoshi ABe’s though process in creating a series that has such a strong religious theme, but lacks a purposeful theology. [Pirates of the Burley Griffin]

I haven’t paid attention to Shakugan no Shana, but judging by Guardian Enzo’s post, there are apparently religious/philosophical themes at play in the series. [Lost in America]

Sweetpea616 gives a mediocre score to Broken, one of the better known, self-published Christian OEL manga. [Paper Chimes]


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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