The start of a new term seems to bring a fresh start for teachers as well as students. It’s an opportunity for all of us to be honest about what hasn’t worked so well in the past, while still retaining habits of mind and lifestyle that we have found helpful. For us teachers, it’s always… Read More Ask Sensei! School Life Edition
Medieval Otaku compares how Mirai Nikki and Elfen Lied each demonstrate the nature of human sinfulness. [Medieval Otaku] Nick Olson of Christ and Pop Culture includes early scenes from The Secret World of Arrietty among his 25 most memorable of 2012. [Christ and Pop Culture] Suburban Banshee points out a scene involving Catholicism in the… Read More Something More: Christmas Mass in Polar Bear Cafe, the Sins of Mirai Nikki, and Eureka 7’s Spiritual Character
Myssa celebrated Easter, in part, by rewatching the finale of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Her analysis of the finale includes discussion of Christian symbolism in the series, symbolism that doesn’t quite fit into the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and even some Gnostic symbolism. [Midnight Equinox] A Day Without Me writes a wonderful piece… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Revisiting Madoka on Easter, a Big O Savior, and the Case of Moses and Death Flags
It’s been a particularly busy week in spiritual stories related to anime, specifically involving organizations. Let’s get right to it! Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is beginning distribution of Risk Ride, a manga purposed to address those filled with hopelessness upon the one-year anniversary of the massive Japanese earthquake and possibly thinking of suicide. Illustrated… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!