It’s been far too long since I’ve posted this column.
My negligence A busy holiday schedule is to blame!
And without further to do, here are some of my favorite religion/spirituality-themed anime articles from this week (and from the past month!):
Emily describes the charm of Noragami‘s first episode, while also commenting on the nature of the Shinto gods and their relationship with “believers.” [Atelier Emily]
Charles Dunbar talks Sasami-san@ganbaranai, The Eccentric Family, and Gingitsune in describing 2013 as “a wonderful year for the people who take the time to familiarize themselves with Japanese beliefs, customs, and legends.” [Study of Anime]
In what I think is a very important article for many Christian otakus, D.M. Dutcher answers the question “Can 2-D be better than 3-D for a Christian?” As he states, the answer is surprisingly complex. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]
Medieval Otaku does a remarkable job in describing Arpeggio of Blue Steel as a “Christian fairytale.” [Medieval Otaku]
Lady Saika cites Trigun, Hellsing, and Fullmetal Alchemist as she explores that ironic idea of warrior priests and priestly armies. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends]
Jonathan enjoyed Gingitsune, particularly how the show approached religion. [FunBlog]
Annalyn continues to pursue a number of goals, which has become a theme of her aniblog this past year. [Annalyn’s Thoughts]
Aniblogger Tommy vents about Christmas and what it’s become. [Anime Bowl]
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.
3 thoughts on “Something More: Shinto Anime Everywhere, 2-D Love for Christians, and the Warrior Priests of Anime”
Did you see my Christmas blog post? I was hoping it would qualify…
I did see it – it was a good article! I skipped it because it wasn’t anime-related, but again, I sometimes play fast and loose with these links. Listed!
Phew, it’s been a while since I’ve read an article that has kickstarted some (painful) growth.