Something More: The Invisible God of Arrietty, Christian Conquest Zvedza, and Lent for Otaku

The Lenten season began this week, and even the otaku community, which is largely disassociated with Christianity, the holy season didn’t go by unnoticed.  Some of this week’s Something More article relate to Lent, while others relate to our usual, tying anime into other religious topics:

The folks at Manga Hero gives context regarding Lent and offer some ways to make the season meaningful. [Manga Hero]

D.M. Dutcher gets more specific, providing three things that “geeks” can give up for Lent. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

I expected the Medieval Otaku to post about Lent, and he doesn’t disappoint, asking us to considering being like Ezra (of Fairy Tail, not the Old Testament!) this Lenten season. [Medieval Otaku]

He also wraps up his “10 Days to 300 Reviews” series by providing mini-reviews of several movies, including The Secret World of Arrietty, the plot of which he relates to a Christian’s relationship with God. [Medieval Otaku]

For the hat trick, the former seminarian turns to El Cazador de la Bruja to illustrate how the world is at odds with the kingdom of Heaven. [Medieval Otaku]

Not to be outdone, Dutcher also has another article about anime and spirituality this week, pleading for Christians to be empowered and using Kate of World Conquest Zvedza as an example. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

Rob continues his Christian-centered anime reviews, with series episodes this week including Chuu2 [1], The Pilot’s Love Song [2], and Nobunagun [3]. [Christian Anime Review]

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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