Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Today’s guest post comes from medical school student, Dimas, and takes a look at how Christianity is sometimes depicted in one of two ways, as through Kirei Kotomine, when it is in fact neither. Christian tone and symbolism in the Japanese media and in particular anime are mostly used as a flavoring so to say;… Read More Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Something More: Belonging in Bungou, Berserk “Sunday School,” and Dangerous Flying Witches

Anime often revels in deviant storytelling. Add that to its cultural roots, and it’s easy for misunderstanding and stereotyping to occur among Western audiences. Christians, especially, seem hesitant to embrace anime due, in part, to its oftentimes default spiritual content. Witches, demons, spirits, and magic frequently flavor Japanese storytelling, which can sound worse in word… Read More Something More: Belonging in Bungou, Berserk “Sunday School,” and Dangerous Flying Witches

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tsuritama’s Hindu Conch, Tokyo Cathedral Cafe, and Destined to be a Shuu

Mira unpacks the Hindu and Buddhist implications of the conch shell in Tsuritama. [Hachimitsu] Lacybacula tells us all about a cafe in Tokyo with a unique spin – it’s designed to resemble a Catholic Church [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] Zeroe4 calls us the “Shuu’s of the world” as he muses on God-given destinies, including… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tsuritama’s Hindu Conch, Tokyo Cathedral Cafe, and Destined to be a Shuu

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Mathematical God of GitS, Religion in Gundam, and the Good Shepherd in Fate/Zero

Aelysium examines Ghost in the Shell and takes apart a Tachikoma’s theory of mathematics and God. [Anime Elysium] Rocklobster approves of how religion is portrayed in Gundam oo. [Lobster Quadrille] Tommy thanks God (more than once) for a great Colossalcon, as he shifts the direction of his blog more toward convention talk. [Anime Bowl] I… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Mathematical God of GitS, Religion in Gundam, and the Good Shepherd in Fate/Zero