Something More: Your Pursuit in April, SAO’s New Earth, and Eureka Seven’s Messiah

Baby, it’s coooold outside! A perfect opportunity, I think, to watch anime and read about it!

Edward Elric knows he’s missing something in human transmutation equations – he just doesn’t know it’s the soul. [Old Line Elephant]

There’s plenty of comparison to be made to both the Christian and Buddhist religions with relationship to deities among the major themes Eureka Seven, episode 41. [Ideas Without End]

In Akatsuki no Yona,  Woo-Won claims to have done justice, but in doing so, is he rejecting the will of heaven? [Medieval Otaku]

When Kirito and Asuna try to reclaim their former lives in a way, in episode 18 of Sword Art Online 2, it reminds Rob of Christians who might walk away from their own second chance at life. [Christian Anime Review]

The rebirth of Jötunheimr in SAO 2 brings forth analogies of the restoration/creation of a new earth. [Geeks Under Grace]

The ferociousness at which Kaori pursues Kousei, demonstrated in Your Lie in April, is reminiscent of God’s own pursuit of us. [2]

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.

 

TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

2 thoughts on “Something More: Your Pursuit in April, SAO’s New Earth, and Eureka Seven’s Messiah

  1. Thanks for reblogging my article! The curious thing about Soo-won is that I think that he believes himself to be acting unjustly. If he thought that he were acting justly, why should he say that he will establish his throne even in defiance of heaven? Wouldn’t he think that heaven was smiling on him? God is just after all, and the Chinese believed the same about their gods. His attitude and actions make his story about killing King Il as an act of filial piety very suspicious.

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