20/20 in 2020 Article: Our blog’s theme for this year is “20/20 in 2020: Setting Our Vision on Christ.” Throughout the year, we’ll post articles which relate to this theme, which encourages you, our readers, to turn away from the world and toward the Holy One. Enjoy the post below, which is part of our… Read More On Glory: From Watchmen to My Hero Academia
Anime, especially in the dark fantasy/dystopian genre, thrives on the concept of freewill. Death Note shows the futility of forcing the world into a mold to which it cannot conform. Kiznaiver reveals that shared adversity and duty-driven empathy aren’t enough to keep people (or the peace) together. Psycho-Pass… well… you get the picture. At least as far… Read More Something More: Fullmetal Anti-Semitist, Re:Samaritan, and Ultimate (Idolatrous) “Harmony”
Using Sakura Trick, Frank probes the question, “Is it good for Christians to watch yuri?” [A Series of Miracles] Jesus of Saint Young Men places third among characters that women would give chocolates to on Valentine’s Day. Here’s how D.M. Dutcher sees it [Cacao, put down the shovel!]: “D-dont get me wrong Jesus,” she said,… Read More Something More: V-Day Chocolates for Anime Jesus, Hell in Hoozuki no Reitetsu, and Yuri for Christians
I’ve been totally floored by Attack on Titan, the new series this season about GIANTS. Although our own Goldy wrote about the series’ potential, I wasn’t prepared for how riveting, exciting, and frightening this show would be. Among other things I missed? The connection to religion in the first two episodes (what do I do… Read More Attack on Titan: Straight from the Old Testament
There are hundreds of Holocaust organizations in the United States and perhaps thousands worldwide. Through my job, I stay in contact with many. Still, I was surprised to see a mailing at work for the Holocaust Education Center, Japan (HEC), headquartered in Fukuyama-city. I was even more surprised to read one of their newsletter stories,… Read More Manga of a Young Girl: Anne Frank in Japan
I haven’t been paying much attention to one Spring 2011’s most highly anticipated (and by now, maybe most disappointing?) shows, [C]: Control: The Money and Soul of Possibility. But after reading Michael’s latest post at Anime/Otaku, I’m keen on giving the show a chance. Michael makes some interesting connections between the summoning cards in the… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: The Tetragrammaton and C
This is the first in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. This post is by the always-amazing Lauren Rae Orsini of Otaku Journalist. When I think about the intersection between anime and religion, my thoughts always turn to Katsucon 2010. For those who weren’t there, this was… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: Can Anime and Religion Coexist Peacefully?