Something More: Less Game More Life, Ranma Devalues Akane, and Good Samaritan Art Online

This week was full of great articles about spirituality – many, as usual, about Christianity, but note the first link below, from academic and frequent convention panelist, Charles Dunbar, which focuses on Shinto and Buddhist traditions. Charles Dunbar investigates A Letter to Momo and discusses the spiritual idea of our loved ones watching over us… Read More Something More: Less Game More Life, Ranma Devalues Akane, and Good Samaritan Art Online

Guest Post: Suisei no Gargantia and How One’s Goal Dignifies One’s Life

Medieval Otaku is run by a bookworm inflamed with a desire for learning and for God.  The study of foreign cultures, literature, and history eventually led to him discovering anime, which hooked him with the remarkable richness and beauty of its stories and is likely to remain a strong hobby of his for decades to… Read More Guest Post: Suisei no Gargantia and How One’s Goal Dignifies One’s Life

Something More: Doubting Homura, Ghostic Haibane, and Ef: A Tale of Theologies

Japes gets into the nitty gritty of the characters’ personal theologies in Ef – A Tale of Melodies in a thorough and thought-provoking post. [Japesland] Nick Calibey correlates Rakka’s sprouting of wings in the first episode of the series to teachings of the Gnostic movement. [A Rather Silly Blog] Emily compares Homura’s storyline in Puella… Read More Something More: Doubting Homura, Ghostic Haibane, and Ef: A Tale of Theologies

Something More: God and Soul Eater, Anime and Serving, Madoka and Salvation

Frank dives into episode 13 of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, examining that episode’s ideas about servanthood, as well as that topic in relation to God. [A Series of Miracles] Annalyn begins to watch Soul Eater, and draws comparisons between God and Lord Death, reminding us of God’s nature. [Annalyn’s Thoughts] Cytrus responds to Nick… Read More Something More: God and Soul Eater, Anime and Serving, Madoka and Salvation

Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede

It was quite a week for spiritual and religion tinged articles in the anime blogosphere, headlined by Alexander’s still on-going series entitled, Madoka > Jesus.  Here are his posts thus far: Human vs God The True Sacrifice Benevolence Given Freely Madoka Succeeded, Jesus Failed Madoka is More Plausible Nick Calibey responded to Alexander’s post with… Read More Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede