Have you seen EndGame yet? Then keep it to yourself! Matthew still hasn’t seen it. However, he does know a thing or two about the origin of superhero stories. This week he leads Team Anchester in a crash-course history lesson about the inarguably Judaic origins of the superhero, why Christians should care, and how it concerns anime fans despite how very American the whole idea is. Why are we talking about such an American category of entertainment on a podcast about Japanese anime? Sit back, continue to keep your EndGame spoilers to yourself, and allow Matthew to explain.
1:49 Last week’s Cast Question
5:32 Superheroes, Faith, and Anime—Intro
9:19 Discussion—Golem, Superman, and Moses
12:18 Discussion—Seder, superheroes, and salvation
16:47 Discussion—Afikomen and All-Might
21:36 New Cast Question
And we want your feedback as well! Each week we’ll ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers the next time that team rolls around. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): What is your favorite part of My Hero Academia so far? It could be a scene. It could be a specific line. It could be a character. It can be something that made you laugh or something serious. BNHA is a famously meme-able series and you’re likely to have both a favorite serious part and a favorite funny part, so both or either are welcomed in your responses.
- The Nirit Anderman article, Supermensches: Comicbooks’ Secret Jewish History
- Matthew references Luke 22:19 and the Communion
- We’ve dug into All-Might and heroism on the blog before
- In fact, we love All-Might here on Beneath the Tangles
- Galaxy 999 is another series that brings to mind the Christian practice of Communion
Featuring music by Celotron (all rights reserved).