Something More: Sexualized Shipping, Islamic Anime, and the Love of Asuna, Ackerman, and Ashitaka

Tangles is no stranger to tough topics, and the sexualization of anime by fans is one we’ve delved into at length. As a cosplayer and massive fangirl myself, I’m often directly in the middle of the otaku community and consistently surprised by how far characters and narratives are stretched in order to sexualize them. Especially… Read More Something More: Sexualized Shipping, Islamic Anime, and the Love of Asuna, Ackerman, and Ashitaka

Something More: Shuu’s Sacrifice, Muslim Manga, and ISIS-chan’s Mission

While Charlotte hasn’t broken any new ground or done anything to make us feel it might become a classic like associated previous series and visual novels, it has been entertaining. Recent episodes have especially been good, including the last couple which have been surprisingly intense. In episode ten, we get to see Shun’s sacrifice through… Read More Something More: Shuu’s Sacrifice, Muslim Manga, and ISIS-chan’s Mission

Something More: Religion at Katsucon, Hinduism in Death Parade, and Heaven in Wolf’s Rain

Truth be told, this week’s post was intended to be the last regular column of Something More.  I felt that especially with an umber of the writers we feature here having recently joined our site, the column had outlived its usefulness.  That was still my thought this morning, until I realized just how many spirituality-related… Read More Something More: Religion at Katsucon, Hinduism in Death Parade, and Heaven in Wolf’s Rain

Something More: Giant Christian Robots, Jesus Anime App, and The Curses of Magi and Little Busters

What do mecha tells us about the Christian faith?  Quite a lot, actually. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Ty-chama addresses Old Testament generational curses, and how Little Busters and Magi demonstrate that we can overcome our lots in life. [Watashi wa Bucho!] Tsunderin points out Hindu allusions in her review of the 3 x 3… Read More Something More: Giant Christian Robots, Jesus Anime App, and The Curses of Magi and Little Busters

Something More: Shinto Sasami-san, Oreshura Allusions, and Ramayana = Journey to the West = DBZ

Jonathan Tappan does a wonderful job of explaining context necessary to understand the Shinto conventions in Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. [FunBlog] Tom Pinchuk ruminates on the importance of religion and spirituality in Dragonball Z. [Anime Vice] Pinchuk also mentioned the topic in a previous post I missed, commented on how DBZ related to the Hindu epic, Ramayana. [Anime Vice]… Read More Something More: Shinto Sasami-san, Oreshura Allusions, and Ramayana = Journey to the West = DBZ

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