Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka

This has been an exemplary week for religion/spiritual/Christian themed post in the blogosphere.  While I usually post links to articles that sometimes only briefly mention connections to spirituality in anime, there are a number of well-written post this week fully dedicated to the topic. Alexander, whose no stranger to blogging about his transition from Christian… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope

Processr shares his background with religion as he explains the criticism of the topic in episode ten of Humanity Has Declined. [Anipulse] A number of other bloggers also touch on “Watashi as God” in this episode, including Tenchi, Draggle, and Guardian Enzo. Scamp’s post on last week’s episode of the same series examines the meaning… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Community, Fairies Invent Religion, and Exorcising Anime Demons

Draggle continues his fabulous series of posts on Kokoro Connect, defining community and showing how various characters contributed to being part of one in episode eight, before tying it all together with biblical teachings. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Processr compares episode nine of Humanity Has Declined to Gulliver’s Travels, complete with criticism of religion. [Anipulse] Lady… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Community, Fairies Invent Religion, and Exorcising Anime Demons

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Church, Quiet Times > Anime Time, and Rumors of a Saint Young Men Anime

Draggle continues his wonderful posts on Christian ideas in Kokoro Connect, this week focusing on the role the club members have in helping one another and comparing it to the church, which is made of sinners. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Jenine Silos, a reformed anime fan and cosplayer, takes a pretty harsh view of how Christians… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Church, Quiet Times > Anime Time, and Rumors of a Saint Young Men Anime

Kokoro Connect (Episode 07) and Sword Art Online (Episode 07): Loving You is Not Easy

I’ve been watching Kokoro Connect in anticipation each week to see what happens next in Inaba’s journey.  What stuck out this week was the idea, again, of loving yourself versus loving others, and the sacrifice it takes to do the latter over the former.  The same message was conveyed in episode seven of Sword Art… Read More Kokoro Connect (Episode 07) and Sword Art Online (Episode 07): Loving You is Not Easy

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Wisdom of Heartseed, Ghibli in Catholic Magazine, and Christianity in Evangelion, Trigun, and FMA: Brotherhood

Draggle continues to examine Kokoro Connect with Christian language, finding the kids caught up in a battle between flesh and Spirit, and Heartseed as similar to Ecclesiastes’ teacher. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Sarah Greydanus, the teenage daughter of reviewer Steven D. Greydanus, reviews Whisper of the Heart. [National Catholic Register] After finally finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion,… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Wisdom of Heartseed, Ghibli in Catholic Magazine, and Christianity in Evangelion, Trigun, and FMA: Brotherhood