I took a break last week from Something More, so today’s links are for articles posted over the last fortnight. Enjoy! Nami gives her thoughts on Trigun, including how Vash and Wolfwood’s beliefs mirror or disagree with her own Christian ones. [BookLoversUnite] Rocklobster gives Haibane Renmei a 10/10 and in his review, mentions the possible… Read More Something More: Jesus and Buddha Talk Evangelion, Buddhism in Paprika, and Haibane Renmei’s Purgatory
Nick describes the conflicting issues of pornoviolence in our beloved games and anime, and points to a specific example in this past week’s episode of Sword Art Online. [A Rather Silly Blog] Click writes about his adoration of mythology and how Tsuritama is a modern take on the Japanese myth of Ryūjin, the water dragon.… Read More Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER
Ammtoday has begun a blog similar to ours, examining Christianity through anime. A post this past week compares a scene in the manga, From Far Away, to Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, and encourages us to find power in weakness. [Anime and Manga Industries Today] Ben Ettinger gives a very thorough review of the Happy… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Happy Science Anime, Mission: Otaku, and What’s in a Name?
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!