Episode three of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record is the conclusion to the events of the last episode, in which Kaede and Rena’s bickering leads to dangerous encounter after Iroha temporarily joins their team to try to find her sister Ui in the mysterious Kamihara City. And while the plot doesn’t move… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 03: Old Friends
Anime series come and go—even popular and impactful ones don’t often stand the test of time. However, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a series that so intensely captured popular and critical imagination almost a decade ago, some of that based on a surprise twist (and thus would seem to be among series that have been dismissed… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 02: Broken Friendships, Crumbs for Clues
I’ve been meaning to get around to (re)writing this piece for quite some time as it was the idea that really got me into writing about the intersection of anime and my faith. I have alluded to this comparison many times in the past, but I don’t think any I have ever gone into detail… Read More Akemi Homura and the Argument of Faith
After last week’s barrage of spiritual articles, this week has been much slower. Still, a few terrific articles were posted, as Alexander of Ashita no Anime concluded his Madoka > Jesus series. Alexander claims that Jesus creates some kind of co-dependency as a savior, which Madoka does not. [Ashita no Anime] He concludes by emphasizing… Read More Something More: Modoka > Jesus Concludes
It was quite a week for spiritual and religion tinged articles in the anime blogosphere, headlined by Alexander’s still on-going series entitled, Madoka > Jesus. Here are his posts thus far: Human vs God The True Sacrifice Benevolence Given Freely Madoka Succeeded, Jesus Failed Madoka is More Plausible Nick Calibey responded to Alexander’s post with… Read More Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede
A prime goal of this blog is to encourage open discussion about faith, using anime as medium through we can ask questions, give answers, and promote knowledge and understanding. I’m thankful that our posts here recently had some role in encouraging Tommy of Anime Bowl to write an article about how Madoka is lacking as… Read More Something More: Madoka > Jesus?
D.M. Dutcher mentions Please Save My Earth in his article about the realness of Christ and his time on earth [Cacao, put down the shovel!]: To end with an anime analogy. as much as it would be easier to be, our faith isn’t a 2-D girl. It’s always 3-D, with all the same issues and all… Read More Something More: Faith is a 3-D Girl, Saint Young Men Movie Trailer, and Madoka is Not Jesus
Unless you’re Charlie Daniels’ Johnny, making a deal with the devil probably won’t turn out too good for you. The idea of making a pact with the devil, or a devil figure, is prominent in works of fiction, anime included. Series like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Black Butler, and Code Geass (if you count C.C. as such a… Read More 3-2-1 Contract! Making a Deal With the Devil