The Invisible God in The Ancient Magus Bride

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The Ancient Magus Bride dwells in a place of religion and myth, making countless allusions to creatures from the realm of legend and those with more concrete origins, with Elias and Chise moving in and out of the world of fairies, dragons, and spriggan as easily as they do the church. I commented previously on… Continue reading The Invisible God in The Ancient Magus Bride

The Invisible God in Sword Art Online

Easter, the most holy of Christian celebrations, is only a few days away.  And so, in light of that, I thought it would be very appropriate to talk Sword Art Online. That’s right – Sword Art Online. Kirito, SAO's lead character, plays the role of a savior, and as such, it’s not much of a… Continue reading The Invisible God in Sword Art Online

Finding the Invisible God in…Kimi ni Todoke

Characters: Sawako Kuronuma and Shota Kazehaya Series: Kimi ni Todoke Occupation: students Bible Twin: believers and God Overview Kimi ni Todoke is a wonderful series for a number of reasons, but perhaps most of all for its two leads: the socially inept Kuronuma and the popular and kind Kazehaya.  Shojo manga and series, like any… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Kimi ni Todoke

King David and the Invisible God in Kure-nai

Characters: Shinkuro Kurenai, Renjo Kuhoin, and Ryuuji Kuhoin Series: Kure-nai Gender: male Occupation: dispute mediator and family heads Bible Twins: Joab, King David, and Absalom Overview Based on how I enjoyed stories featuring parents and kids, one of my co-bloggers, R86, recommended that I watch Kure-nai.  I dove in, expecting another touching story in the… Continue reading King David and the Invisible God in Kure-nai

Finding the Invisible God in Claymore: Phantom Miria

Character: Phantom Miria Series: Claymore Gender: female Occupation: claymore Bible Twin: Jesus Christ Overview When it comes to manga, one series continually leaves powerful impressions on me, volume after volume.  Claymore, Norihiro Yagi's violent fantasy series about demon-hunting women who are part demon themselves, is an epic series in terms of its scope, multiple story… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in Claymore: Phantom Miria

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 4)

From the impression given by its title through to the very end of the series (at least thus far), Eden of the East conveys strong Christian symbolism.  Months after I drew allusions between three of the Seleção in the series and Biblical individuals (Shiratori and the adulterous woman, Mononobe and Lucifer, and Takizawa and Christ),… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 4)

The Invisible God in…Trigun

Characters: Vash the Stampede and Nicholas D. Wolfwood Series: Trigun Gender: male Occupation: wanted gunslinger and faux priest/assassin Bible Twins: Jesus Christ and the Apostle Peter Overview On Tuesday, I linked a post to an article entitled "The Gospel According to Wolfwood."  The author of that original piece makes several comparisons between Wolfwood and Bible… Continue reading The Invisible God in…Trigun

Finding the Invisible God in…Bleach

Character: Sousuke Aizen Series: Bleach Gender: Male Occupation: soul reaper (formerly) Bible twin: Satan Overview Bleach is a manga and anime that needs little introduction.  It follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who is bestowed with the powers of a Shinigami (soul reaper), beings who send tortured souls to the afterlife and who fight… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Bleach

Finding the Invisible God in…Fortune Arterial

My fall 2010 anime season came to a close this week, as I finally finished a show I'd been watching in globs throughout the autumn.  Fortune Arterial, based on a visual novel, follows Kohei Hasekura, a student who becomes involved with Erika Sendo, the school's student council Vice President and...a vampire.  I enjoyed the show for… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Fortune Arterial

Finding the Invisible God in…Serial Experiments Lain

Twitter can be a wonderful tool.  It's great for networking, establishing relationships, and finding out about news and new ideas. It can also feed a blog. A few weeks back, Otakurean, Prede and I were tweeting, and Otakurean mentioned that the father in Serial Experiments Lain was symbolic of God.  I was confused at first… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Serial Experiments Lain