Penguins at Jesus’ Arrest, Tabuki as Judas, and a Proliferation of Christian OEL Manga

Draggle sees Momoka of Mawaru Penguindrum as a Christ figure with disciples, including Tabuki as Judas.  Roghek responded to that post with one of her own, discussing the episode in terms of the Biblical ideas of sin affecting future generations.  Draggle then wrote another post focusing on our attitudes toward victims and again quoting scripture.… Read More Penguins at Jesus’ Arrest, Tabuki as Judas, and a Proliferation of Christian OEL Manga

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: First Prayer, Silent Prayer, and 9/11 Prayers

Following a testimony he shared last week, David Gilman-Frederick shares another beautiful story – this time of a most interesting young lady helping with relief efforts in Tohoku. In remembrance of 9/11, Tenchi provides a list of prayers and thanks and Eugene Woodbury takes the opportunity to educate about mokutou, or Japanese silent prayer. Alafista.com… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: First Prayer, Silent Prayer, and 9/11 Prayers

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Catching Pretty Cure at the Temple

One the most interesting things about religion in Japan is how seemingly contradictory cultural expressions can find their way into religious institutions.  In the past, I’ve mentioned the veneration of Thomas Edison in the country and the temple that is using an anime character as their mascot.  Now, add another interesting combination to the mix,… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Catching Pretty Cure at the Temple

Yuki-Anne in Japan: Introduction and Arrival

An intent of this blog is to bring two polarizing ideas, anime and Christian spirituality, together.  Of course, it’s not surprising that these two topics have little surface relationship to each other, as Japan has only a small Christian population.  That said, I think it’s worth exploring the convergence of Christianity and Japanese society, religion… Read More Yuki-Anne in Japan: Introduction and Arrival