Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Revisiting Madoka on Easter, a Big O Savior, and the Case of Moses and Death Flags

Myssa celebrated Easter, in part, by rewatching the finale of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  Her analysis of the finale includes discussion of Christian symbolism in the series, symbolism that doesn’t quite fit into the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and even some Gnostic symbolism. [Midnight Equinox]

A Day Without Me writes a wonderful piece about the religious symbolism and language in episode 3 of Big O II (and also in some earlier episodes) as she reexamines the series. [GAR GAR Stegosaurus]

Draggle’s thoughts on episode 14 of Fate/Zero include his comparison of a certain character’s demise to a deathbed conversion (that isn’t a conversion at all). [Draggle’s Anime Blog]

In another post, Draggle discusses the idea of love while analyzing episode 25 of Mirai Nikki, and uses the words of Christ to support his belief that there’s no such thing as “soulmates.” [Draggle’s Anime Blog]

Koji writes a surprisingly nice entry about his past, including a bit about how Evangelion affected his view of religion. [MASCHERA]

Omo writes that way before anime, Moses knew all about death flags.  Yes, that Moses. [Skull Candies]

Kathryn Darden of the Nashville version of examiner.com posts an article about Iota Soul, an OEL manga about orphans and created by a Christian.  It was featured at a booth at the MTAC anime convention. [examiner.com]

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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. 

TWWK

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