It’s been a particularly busy week in spiritual stories related to anime, specifically involving organizations. Let’s get right to it! Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is beginning distribution of Risk Ride, a manga purposed to address those filled with hopelessness upon the one-year anniversary of the massive Japanese earthquake and possibly thinking of suicide. Illustrated… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!
Kathleen Kern, who works for a Christian peacekeeping organization, writes about her absorption with anime and how it developed into a novel. David Gilman-Frederick shares the wonderful story of an elderly Japanese man’s transformation in the months following the Tohoku earthquake. Canne talks about her spiritual retreat from the busyness of the world, including media… Read More Tohoku Testimony, Retreat from Anime, and Descending into Hell
I’ve been blessed to have featured the words of two wonderful missionaries to Japan here on the blog. Yuki-Anne has reflected on her first days in Japan, as well as on the days following the last Spring’s devastating earthquake. Michelle Mikoski has spent time in Japan as a missionary with her husband and two young… Read More Japanese Missions: Catching Up with Yuki-Anne and the Mikoskis
Japan has a very small Christian population, with estimates ranging from about 2% to 0.5% of the Japanese identifying themselves as Christian. Missionaries from the U.S. and other countries, however, are working to spread the gospel in the country. Michelle Mikoski and her husband, Nate, recently returned to the U.S. after a missions trip in… Read More Interview with Japanese Missionary Michelle Mikoski
AnimeAid is among the latest groups in the U.S. otaku community that are playing a visible role in raising funds for the Japanese earthquake victims. A joint venture between major conventions in the Washington DC area, AnimeAid seeks to commit “to the task of assisting fan based support initiatives throughout the area to maximize the impact in assisting… Read More Cons Join Together to Create AnimeAid
Another off-topic post (perhaps I’m doing too many personal ones these days), but I felt the need to write. And so, here’s how Alexandra Wallace got it wrong, point by point (without nitpicking grammar).
Yuki-Anne, a guest blogger here on Beneath the Tangles, is a missionary in Japan (read her previous entry here). She was there last week when the devastating earthquakes struck the country. So there I was, clinging to the door frame, praying, “God, please make it stop, please protect us, please make it stop, please protect… Read More Yuki-Anne in Japan: Only Hope