Something More: Noragami Kami, Japanese Persecution of Christians, and Break Blade Misery

Medieval Otaku compares Rygart’s suffering in Broken Blade to the misery that Christians endure. [Medieval Otaku]

Anime Commentary on the March’s writer provides insight about kami and ayakushi while examining an episode of Noragami. [Anime Commentary on the March]

Rocklobster brings up the Christian ideas of right and wrong as he reviews Death Note. [Lobster Quadrille]

Rob continues his Christian-centric reviews with a number of anime episodes this week, including Chuuniyou, Golden Time, and Gundam Build Fighters. [Christian Anime Review]

D.M. Dutcher gives a modest recommendation for Shangri-La in his series review for Christian viewers. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

And while slightly off-topic, I would be remiss to exclude two articles that Dr. Philip Jenkins of Baylor has written about Christian persecution in Japan, one providing an introductory overview and the other discussing Japanese efficiency in destroying the faith. [Patheos]

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.  Special thanks this week to my friend Don of Zoopraxiscope for the links to the Patheos articles.


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