The past two weeks have been overwhelming in terms of just how many articles have been posted relating to anime and religion/spirituality. There’s so much to dig into – I hope you have as much fun reading through these articles as I did!
Are you headed to SuperCon at the end of this month? If so, check out our own Samuru’s panel, “Finding God in Anime and Video Games.” [Gaming and God]
Part of what makes Noragami a fascinating series is how it tells us quite a bit about modern religion in Japan. [Fantastic Memes]
In times of weakness and pain, there we can find strength in something (or hopefully, someone) greater. Just see Iwasawa from Angel Beats as an example. [Old Line Elephant]
Speaking of Angel Beats, the most direct reference to God in the show is from Takeyama, who wants people to call him “Christ.” Mmm…not so fast. 
Ciel from Black Butler believes that some people are beyond redemption…but the Bible and many examples from within (like Job) and without (St. Augustine) prove otherwise. 
The complete story of Oscar, as presented in Rose of Versailles, reminds us of the value of life itself. [Mage in a Barrel]
In response to Anime Reporter’s essay on homosexuality and the referendum for marriage quality in Ireland, aniblogger JekoJeko takes the question from a Christian point of view [Unnecessary Exclamation Mark!]
D.M. Dutcher offers some advice for Christian speculative fiction writers using Bubblegum Crisis as a basis. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]
For Christians who feel persecution, they might find an odd bedfellow in Naruto. [Lady Teresa Christina]
The world of Haibane Renmei without a doubt shares some ideologies with Christianity. [Kidd’s Anime Blog]
I’m a month late on this article, but it’s more than worth linking to
Oregairu’s Hayato as Satan? In a sense… [Christian Anime Review]
Wiseman from Sailor Moon perhaps has some similarities to 2 Thessalonians’ man of lawlessness. 
Episode 3 of Re-Kan! gives us that common anime scene of a character who refuses to cry, then breaks down. But why the resistance? After all, “Jesus wept.” 
As part of the Something More series of posts, 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 to be included.