Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Spiritual Symphogear, Quon as Christ, and a Calvinist Otaku

Guardian Enzo compares Quon of Towa no Quon to Christ [Lost in America]:

At the moment [Quon] seems to be a creature of pure empathy – a Christ figure if ever there was one, taking the sins of others unto himself and attempting to offer them salvation.  He turns the other cheek, doesn’t hate his enemies, and there’s definitely something messianic about the amont of physical damage he takes and his seeming inability to die from it.

I’m a little late on this, but head over to SnippetTee’s blog to read an analysis on the spiritual aspects of the transformation sequences in Senki Zessho Symphogear. [Lemmas and Submodalities]

Matt, of the excellent blog Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, has started a sister blog to “a place for thoughts, musings, reflections and witterings about the Bible.” [The Left Hand of Ehud]

Postmodern Cyberpunk presents her beliefs on how a Christian should (or rather shouldn’t) judge works of art and tells how Texhnolyze reflects the “human condition.” [Postmodern Cyberpunk]

In the “Show Us Your Stuff” column on The Manga Critic, Aaron, who studies reformed theology in his spare time, talks about his extensive manga collection. [The Manga Critic]


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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