Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: iDOLM@STER Theology, Tamaki’s War Angels, and Hidamarimpermanent Sketch

A_Libellule discusses the idea of mono no aware and the related Buddhist principal of impermanence in relation to Hidamari Sketch. [The Untold Story of Altair and Vega] Sean Gaffney wasn't overly impressed by volume one of Nozomu Tamaki's work, Angel Para Bellum, which focuses on an apocalyptic battle between the angels of Heaven and demons… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: iDOLM@STER Theology, Tamaki’s War Angels, and Hidamarimpermanent Sketch

Maria Kawai’s Amazing Grace – Part II

Laura of Heart of Manga concludes her guest posts on the Christian heroine of the manga, A Devil and Her Love Song. Maria Kawai is the heroine from A Devil and Her Love Song. Her actions in the series profess an inner grace that she has gained through her attendance at a Catholic school. While… Continue reading Maria Kawai’s Amazing Grace – Part II

Maria Kawai’s Amazing Grace – Part I

Laura of Heart of Manga has been a terrific friend to the blog, supporting almost right from the beginning.  She's also a terrific writer, and I'm proud to present the first of two guest posts by Laura on a manga she also recently reviewed on her own site. It’s highly uncommon in any Japanese media… Continue reading Maria Kawai’s Amazing Grace – Part I