Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Religion in Darker Than Black and Key the Metal Idol

John Noel analyzes themes, characters, and other components in Darker Than Black, including the role religion plays in the work. [chaostangent]

Zeroe4 begins a series on the nature of truth, entitled “Under the Mask of Lies,” in which he’ll use to Code Geass to dive into the topic. [Zeroe4]

John Samuel is working on another “Twenty Days” series – this one about Key the Metal Idol.  Religion plays a role in the anime, including in the episode, SCROLL II. [Pirates of the Burley Griffin]

Finally, new aniblogger, Wikketcrikket, emphasizes that the words “Christian” and “otaku” need not be “mutually exclusive.” [Wikketcrikket]


As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere 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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4 thoughts on “Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Religion in Darker Than Black and Key the Metal Idol

    1. I feel almost like I need to stay away from your blog, because it keeps giving me ideas of shows I need to watch or rewatch when I already have a backlog! Hehe.

      1. 🙂

        In my crazier moments I’m thinking about doing a couple of longer series on a one episode per week basis: Fushigi Yuigi and Patlabor spring to mind…

        1. Yes, crazy indeed! You should get a prize for completing either!

          I’ve always wanted to watch both, so I’d be tempted to follow along if you decide to do one or the other.

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