Something More: Owari no Family, Humble Vegeta, and Job of Angel Beats’

There are weeks on Something More where I need to dig and prod to find articles for linking.  This is not, however, one of those weeks, as the blogosphere has produced almost a dozen wonderful articles about anime and religion/spirituality. Eugene Woodbury discusses Japanese Buddhism from a pop cultural perspective, referencing Gingitsune among other anime… Read More Something More: Owari no Family, Humble Vegeta, and Job of Angel Beats’

Something More: Shinto Anime Everywhere, 2-D Love for Christians, and the Warrior Priests of Anime

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted this column.  My negligence A busy holiday schedule is to blame! And without further to do, here are some of my favorite religion/spirituality-themed anime articles from this week (and from the past month!): Emily describes the charm of Noragami‘s first episode, while also commenting on the nature… Read More Something More: Shinto Anime Everywhere, 2-D Love for Christians, and the Warrior Priests of Anime

Something More: Outbreak Company Evangelism, Shaming Kill la Kill, and Shintoism in Gingitsune

We have a couple weeks’ worth of articles to mention, so let’s get started! Frank finds that Outbreak Company‘s “mission” offers some very important lessons for missionaries of the gospel. [A Series of Miracles] Medievalotaku refers to the sin and sainthood, among other ideas, in his examination of how Kill la Kill approaches the idea of… Read More Something More: Outbreak Company Evangelism, Shaming Kill la Kill, and Shintoism in Gingitsune

Something More: The Dao of DBZ and Gingitsune’s Guide to a “Godly” Friendship

Amelia Pang interviews Derek Padula, author of “Dragon Ball Z: It’s Over 9,000!”, about how he’s devoted much of life to exploring the connections between that series and Buddhist and Daoist philosophies. [The New School Free Press] Frank digs into Gingitsune and finds parallels between the main relationship of the series and a Christian’s relationship… Read More Something More: The Dao of DBZ and Gingitsune’s Guide to a “Godly” Friendship

Something More: Super Popular Lucky Star Shrine, Shinto Anime, and the Nature of Evil

Jonathan Tappan tells of how the shrine associated with Lucky Star has defied conventional wisdom and grown in popularity. [FunBlog] Inspired by Attack on Titan, Zeroe4 beings a series about whether war is evil or not with a post on the definition of what evil is (or isnt). [Zeroe4] A video preview and artwork is… Read More Something More: Super Popular Lucky Star Shrine, Shinto Anime, and the Nature of Evil