As Christians, we know that the Bible should be like honey to our lips, its words sweet and powerful, compelling us to seek God and follow him. If you’re like me, there have been times in your life when the Bible did indeed feel this way, where you were swept away by its words, captivated… Read More When Manga Brings the Bible Alive
Even those unfamiliar with scripture know that the events in the Book of Revelation are the stuff of nightmares and catastrophe. The Beast, the dragon, the curses, the destruction, the blood—John’s vision plays out more powerfully and horrifically than any Hollywood film. However, adaptation of the letter to script or screen is rare. As visually… Read More Review of Manga Majesty: The Revelation of the End Times!
Every-so-often, creators like to throw their fans a juicy bone–putting favorite characters into high-action power fantasies, or allowing an emotional build-up “just for the feels.” Fandom pandering can certainly lead to a watered-down story if creators cater to every imagined whim of their doting followers, but, sometimes, a little sprinkling of fan service can go… Read More Something More: Fan (Dis-)Service, Tsundere for Jesus, and “Playing God” until you Run out of Chimeras
I missed this big bit last week (thanks to Frank’s site for pointing me toward it) – Vic Mignogna, noted voice actor, discusses faith extensively in the ANNCast. [Anime News Network] And speaking of Frank, I highly recommend that you read his excellent article regarding Silver Spoon and Servant x Service about how we should… Read More Something More: Vic Mignogna’s Faith, Gods and Demons of Anime, and Servant x Whose Service?
Taylor Ramage reviews the anime-influence Because the Angels, writing that the author “isn’t afraid of including things that most Christians would consider “dirty” and because of that, she’s produced a story in which Christianity actually has life.” Ephemeral Dreamer suggests a “serpent in the Garden of Eden” allusion in episode 16 of Mawaru Penguindrum. In… Read More A Serpent in the Garden of Penguins, a Buddhist Ritual in Last Exile, and Giving Thanks for Bento