Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Choosing Anime Over Jesus

2DT wrote a wonderful post about the common separate between anime fans and religious folk on his blog.  Referencing my anibloggers and religion survey from last year, he discusses the idea that it seems most anime fans simply aren't interested (or are even against) organized religion.  2DT postulates that a reason for this is that… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Choosing Anime Over Jesus

More Like a Tin Roof Sundae

Are Christianity and anime two forms that are so different, they can't be successfully combined?  Should one even try?  In a post that largely focuses on the anime and religion survey conducted here a while back, The Angry Otaku writes that it's like putting soy sauce on ice cream - the two just don't taste right together.  The Angry… Continue reading More Like a Tin Roof Sundae

Aniblogger Testimony Project

My palms were sweaty.  My heart was thumping.  My face was looking straight down.  I stuttered, "ummed," and "uhhed" through it all, but when I was done, I felt good about what I'd said. It was the first time I'd shared my faith with a non-Christian. Today, I'm less nervous when I share my faith… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony Project

Anime and Religion Survey: Conclusions

So, after all that, what does it all mean?  I've given some analysis of the results in each of this week's posts, and many of you have contributed thoughtful comments and additional breakdown.  As a whole, though, here are some of thoughts about what the survey revealed: The Aniblogging Generation The aniblogger sample for this survey… Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Conclusions

Anime and Religion Survey: Anibloggers and Christianity

While I'm open to exploring all sorts of religious connections to anime and manga on my blog, my focus is on Christian spirituality.  I'm a Christian, and so I was very interested in how anibloggers felt about the faith.  As I mentioned earlier this week, 1/4 of survey respondents identified themselves as Christian, much lower than the… Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Anibloggers and Christianity

Anime and Religion Survey: Spirituality in Anime

Anime is almost never a proselytizing tool.  So, it's no surprise that religion usually doesn't take the forefront in anime series.  Even when religion plays a major role, it's typically bended and used for aesthetic or plot reasons (ex. Evangelion) by the series animators.  Still, it's ever-present in anime, as religion is deeply imbedded in the country's culture. … Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Spirituality in Anime

Anime and Religion Survey: Religion of Anibloggers

What do you believe?  Is there a God?  What is your faith?  Do you have a faith? I wanted to know how the aniblogging community would respond to these questions.  About half of all respondents were either atheist or agnostic, with responses split exactly evenly between the two.  In other words, 49% of respondents don't believe… Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Religion of Anibloggers

Anime and Religion Survey: Introduction

In mid-December, I conducted an Internet survey regarding anime and religion.  The results are in, analysis done, and conclusions drawn!  Over the next week, I'll reveal the results and discuss some of the most interesting items from the surveys.  I hope you'll join in the discussion and offer your own opinions, analysis, and critiques. The… Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Introduction