Could this be called a world report version of Something More? This week, we have stories from Japan, of course, but also from Indonesia and, why not, we can say that a KonColle article is international, too! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
In Indonesia, Muslim otaku reconcile their faith and anime, perhaps surprisingly even accepting fujoshi members among them. [The Indonesian Anime Times]
Arima’s feelings about his mother in Your Lie in April bring to mind how Christians have the presence of Christ within them. [Geeks Under Grace]
Christians, too, should carry one another’s burdens, as the girls do in KanColle. [Christian Anime Review]
Look who joined Beneath the Tangles! Medieval Otaku will bring his unique perspective here, while continuing the work on his own excellent site. [Medieval Otaku]
And finally, though not directly anime related, suburbanbanshee has a number of interesting posts this week regarding religion in Japan:
- Japanese Docetism Central [Aliens in This World]
- Japan’s Meiji Period Persecution of Buddhists 
- Someone is Killing the Shinto Trees of Japan 
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. Thank you to Lauren Orsini, whose Otaku Links column provided me with the story about otaku in Indonesia.