Something More: Christian Chuunibyou and Angel’s Egg Allegory

I’ll mention it again: I was invited to join Alexander in talking religious allusions in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! [Ashita no Anime]

Upcoming Saint Young Men volumes will also contain upcoming DVD releases of the series featuring Jesus and Buddha as roommates. [Anime News Network]

Nopy admits feeling lost in regards to the Christian allusions in Angel’s Egg. [Nopy’s Blog]

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As part of the Something More series of posts (formerly Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere), 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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2 thoughts on “Something More: Christian Chuunibyou and Angel’s Egg Allegory

  1. christfag lore is basically filled with pagan and other spiritual ideas and concepts that are basically almost universal in human thought. it’s no surprise you’d find something that exists there, It’s sort of like horoscopes. There are actual anime’s out there that DO draw influence and themes from Christianity, like shitsurakuen, which takes from paradise lost. Chuunibyou though, I can’t really think youre serious here.

    1. Thanks for the Shitsurakuen example – I’d never heard of that manga before.

      Of course, I disagree with your summary of Christian ideas. And I will add this – I don’t think anyone claimed that Chuunibyou was influenced by Christianity. This entire site features very few examples of shows that have direct Christian influence, with a few notable examples. Instead, we use anime and manga as a springboard for discussion about Christianity, spirituality, and religion.

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