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

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tattoos of Psalms and Spike Spiegel, Pride of Fate/zero Mages, and a Holy Light on Gon

I discovered a new blog this week, and strangely not through the Aniblog Tourney.  Lady Geek Girl and Friends examines geek culture, but adds to that with discussion of religion, feminism, and other ideas.  In one post, for instance, Lady Saika dishes about the portrayal of Christianity in anime, realistic and otherwise. [Lady Geek Girl… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tattoos of Psalms and Spike Spiegel, Pride of Fate/zero Mages, and a Holy Light on Gon

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: In the Garden of Yuri, the Significance of Jesus Cosplay, and Hindu Anime Cola

Ray wonders what would have happened to him if anime had never come into the picture, and ponders about the connection between his Christian faith and that medium. [Anime Diet] Also on Anime Diet, Monsieur LaMoe laments the lack of nun characters this season, as he graphically explains why is moe for Christian girls, while… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: In the Garden of Yuri, the Significance of Jesus Cosplay, and Hindu Anime Cola

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jazzy Christians, the Religious Context in Tsuritama, and Holy Spit!

Anime Kritik takes an unusual approach to the spit-filled first episode of Mysterious Girlfriend X, taking about, among other things, Biblical ideas regarding spit (and other bodily fluids) and the freedom of the New Covenant. [Kritik der Animationskraft] Mira does an amazing job of unraveling the religious symbolism, including Hindu, Buddhist, and Shinto elements,  connected… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jazzy Christians, the Religious Context in Tsuritama, and Holy Spit!