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

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)

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… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)

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… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)