Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: In the Garden of Yuri, the Significance of Jesus Cosplay, and Hindu Anime Cola

Ray wonders what would have happened to him if anime had never come into the picture, and ponders about the connection between his Christian faith and that medium. [Anime Diet]

Also on Anime Diet, Monsieur LaMoe laments the lack of nun characters this season, as he graphically explains why is moe for Christian girls, while more seriously explaining a bit about missional schools in Japan [Anime Diet]:

Guilty pleasure is the most sinful! Virgin Mary now becomes a symbol of yuri! If I’m a girl, I would be definitely worshiping our Lady!

Charles Dunbar’s recent post is a fascinating piece comparing religious gatherings and conventions and includes a very interesting story about an Easter service and an individual cosplaying as Jesus. [Study of Anime]

Dliessmgg shares matter of personal faith while emphasizing how anime can be a religious experience. [Inflating the Tokidoki Balloon]

Suburbanbanshee provides some context for the Catholic imagery in episode 2 of Sakamichi no Apollon. [Over the Rhine and Into the Tiber]

Draggle also gives his feedback on episode 2 of Sakamichi no Apollon, including some thoughts on the introduction of Christianity into the plot. [Draggle’s Anime Blog]

Bitmap examines some of the mysteries of Mysterious Girlfriend X, episode 2, including a cola can that references Hindu astrology. [The Untold Story of Altair and Vega]

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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

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

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