As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations

Today’s guest post is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose research focuses on the globalization of Shinto through popular and digital media and the growth of online Shinto communities. Since childhood, my life has been suffused with… Read More As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations

TangleCast 8: The Significance of Our First Anime (2/3)

In part two of our three part series on “The Significance of Our First Anime,” JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), and Jack (R86) share the first anime they watched acknowledging that it was anime. Despite their different backgrounds, our panel managed to find some surprising overlap in their answers, and drew some subsequent conclusions about the nature of anime exposure in the… Read More TangleCast 8: The Significance of Our First Anime (2/3)