Something More: R-Rated Anime for Christians, Zen of Shinsekai Yori’s ED, and Censorship in Anime

illegenes explores the influence of Zen Buddhism upon the seasonal change shown in Shinsekai Yori‘s second ED. [Shibireru Darou?]

Jonathan Tappan examines the Shinto influences on Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. [FunBlog]

D.M. Dutcher provides a list of recommended anime, breaking them down by rating. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

In another post, Dutcher lists recommended anime that he rates “R” or “NC-17.” [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

Jay transcribes the “Genesis” story from Haibane Renmei. [Jay’s Tee Vee]

How often do you see a checklist containing both the goals of reading C.S. Lewis’ Four Loves and a completing a review of Blue Exorcist? [Inevitably Revised]

I admit I haven’t watched the video (for a blogger, my patience for vlogs and podcasts is almost nil), and it’s not related to religion, but Tom and Sam’s conversation about censorship in anime might be of interest to you. [Anime Vice]


As part of the Something More 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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