Something More: Faithful Mangaka, Lessons from Summer Wars, and Anime Reviews from a Christian Perspective

Kendall Lyons uses Summer Wars to illustrate his own yearning to use his spiritual gifts. [Cartoon Daily News] D.M. Dutcher makes recommendations for Christians viewers, per usual, as he reviews a variety of the series this week: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? Review: Eden Of The East (Complete) Several streaming series Dutcher… Read More Something More: Faithful Mangaka, Lessons from Summer Wars, and Anime Reviews from a Christian Perspective

Something More: Gods in K, Deism in Future Diary, and When Bad Things Happen to Zetsuen no Tempest Characters

Mira mentions the presence of Shinto and Buddhist allusions in episode six of K. [Hachimitsu] In Tenchi’s thorough analysis of episode five of Zetsuen no Tempest, she contemplates the role God has when bad things occur and how people find comfort in God during those times. [Tenchi’s Thoughts] Rocklobster compares Deus and Murmur of Future… Read More Something More: Gods in K, Deism in Future Diary, and When Bad Things Happen to Zetsuen no Tempest Characters

My Favorite Things

Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs are inescapable during the holiday season.  But in the midst of typical musical fare, there are gems that don’t get played all too often in December.  For instance, a favorite of mine is “My Favorite Things,” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music, and made… Read More My Favorite Things

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)