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’
As Christmas approaches, Matsuri decides to wage a one-woman battle against the holiday, proclaiming that her friends, family, and area residents should forgo the “foreign” celebration in lieu of a newly created one that will be sure to attract visitors to Raifuku Shrine. At the recommendation of D.M. Dutcher, I decided to watch this episode… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Kamichu!
With such a large percentage of the Japanese population identifying themselves as Buddhist, it’s not surprise to find Buddhist terminology, themes, and religious practices in anime and manga. These ideas sometimes go over our heads, even for those of us who have basic knowledge of the religion. But if we learn a little bit about… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Buddhism in Anime