In the first two episodes of the Barakamon, Frank finds important points that all experienced Christians should probably take under consideration. [A Series of Miracles]
D.M. Dutcher finds an analogy for the rapture in Tenchi Forever, and examines why that film captures the essence of the rapture better than explicitly Christian depictions of it do. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]
What does Saber Marionette J have to say about the value of family? Plenty, and even from a Catholic perspective. [Medieval Otaku]
Medieval Otaku also explores that unusual path and perplexing salvation of Valkyria in Brynhildr in the Darkness. 
Finally, he explores Nadia’s vanity in Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water, and discusses snobbery in a number of different groups, including that of the religious. 
Rocklobster reviews Rurouni Kenshin (TV), and is perhaps one of the few to really enjoy the story arc featuring Japanese Christians. [Lobster Quadrille]
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.
2 thoughts on “Something More: Barakamon Christianity, Valkyria’s Salvation, and the Rapture of Tenchi Masaki”
Thanks for linking to my posts! I feel as though the one on Valkyria was the most speculative but fun to put together nevertheless.
It was my favorite of the articles!