Welcome to the first of our more sporadic version of Something More. The blogosphere has been resplendent in it’s spiritual-related articles the last couple of week, regarding anime series both current and classic. Christian symbolism runs rampant in Kill la Kill, as do opportunities to discuss Christian themes and ideas, particularly as they relate to… Read More Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology
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
While shows like Your Lie in April and Wolf Girl and Black Prince continue to give great material for spiritual discussion, it’s interesting that some series with big moves on the horizon – Naruto with a final movie upcoming and Digimon with a return of it’s season one characters – also provide opportunities to discuss… Read More Something More: Magi Love, Christian Lessons from Naruto, and Kill La Kill Buddhism
Alice of ClariS leaves the Unit – Kaze While I wouldn’t call myself a fan of the singing duo, I am nonetheless sad to see ClariS become merely Clara. Alice has reported that she is leaving the unit and singing as a whole to concentrate on her studies. The duo debuted with in 2010 with OreImo’s… Read More Take Four – May 2014
Medieval Otaku is run by a bookworm inflamed with a desire for learning and for God. The study of foreign cultures, literature, and history eventually led to him discovering anime, which hooked him with the remarkable richness and beauty of its stories and is likely to remain a strong hobby of his for decades to… Read More Guest Post – Contra Divitias: Kill la Kill’s Opprobrium of Wealth
TWWK: Yesterday, Goldy and Japes started their review of Winter 2014’s anime. Today, our reviewing pair join together to judge shows that they both watched this past season. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Love, Chunibyou & Other Delusions – Heart Throb – Goldy – [8/10] In the past, I’ve praised Kyoto Animation for creating… Read More Winter 2014 In Review (Part Two)
Stop; take a breath. We’re just past the halfway mark of the winter anime season. I can feel the warm breezes of spring coming (along with Jojo part 3! \o.o/). With the crazy snowstorms behind us and the feeling a bit of a chilly winter still nipping at our noses (or not, if you’re living… Read More Mid-season review: The winter anime is not as terrible as the weather has been.
I will be blatantly honest. Kill la Kill is my least favorite anime to air in the past few years, and by quite a large margin as well. And yet, despite that, I continue to watch it. Blame its popularity, or blame my inability to drop a series (just ask Charles), but regardless of the… Read More Anime Today: Kill la Kill – Money is the root of all evil… right?
The Medieval Otaku looks to Kill la Kill‘s Ryuko Matoi to discuss the idea of a Christian falling into temptation before responding in faith. [Medieval Otaku] Although not directly related to religion, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that John is doing something wonderful with review copies for anime. He is auctioning them… Read More Something More: Christ la Christ and Anime for Cancer Research
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