My final selection for this weeklong series on analyzing Eden of the East characters through the lens of Christian spirituality will come as no surprise, nor will the the comparison I make. Akira Takizawa is unmistakably similar in character to Jesus Christ. And while the savior motif is extremely common in anime, Takizawa's connection to… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)
Continuing my mini-series on parallels between seleção in Higashi no Eden (East of Eden) and Biblical individuals, the focus of this post is on Daiju Mononobe, the primary antagonist of the series. Mononobe is Lucifer himself. While it's easy to compare almost any villain to the Devil, Mononobe makes a more interesting parallel than most. He isn't… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)
My "I've been meaning to watch that..." list is growing weekly, it seems. There are so many good series out there, and so little time! But one anime that has intrigued me for months and which immediately topped my list was Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East). I started watching it a couple of… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 1)
Series: Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (OreImo) Episode Title: "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute" Related Bible Verses: Luke 6:27-31 Overview Judging by early previews in the anime blogosphere, not too many people were expecting much out of OreImo. But three episodes in, many of those same bloggers have… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…OreImo (Episode 3)
Character: Rukia Kuchiki Series: Bleach Gender: female Occupation: soul reaper (shinigami) Bible Twin: the Holy Spirit 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… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Bleach
Teresa of the Faint Smile is the most powerful of the claymore, women warriors of the manga of the same name. She shares similarities to John the Baptist through their roles and relationships to others, and more obviously through the ultimate events in their lives.