Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology

Welcome to the first of our more sporadic version of Something More.  The blogosphere has been resplendent in it’s spiritual-related articles the last couple of week, regarding anime series both current and classic. Christian symbolism runs rampant in Kill la Kill, as do opportunities to discuss Christian themes and ideas, particularly as they relate to… Read More Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology

Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER

Nick describes the conflicting issues of pornoviolence in our beloved games and anime, and points to a specific example in this past week’s episode of Sword Art Online. [A Rather Silly Blog] Click writes about his adoration of mythology and how Tsuritama is a modern take on the Japanese myth of Ryūjin, the water dragon.… Read More Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Spitting Image of Stigmata, Zen Samurai, and the Prophet and Leviathan of Big O

A Day Without Me continues her thoughtful revisit of Big O II by analyzing episode four, beginning her post with talking prophets and explaining the symbolism of the Leviathan. [GAR GAR Stegosaurus] Aorii is back in the mode of blogging (yay!), sorta (boo!), by discussing how the plot of a light novel she’s involved in… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Spitting Image of Stigmata, Zen Samurai, and the Prophet and Leviathan of Big O

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Folklore and Mythology

Over at Mania.com, Niko Silvester presents a concise and well-written  essay on the use of mythology, often associated with religion, and folklore in anime.  The brunt of it focuses on context, including the definitions of these terms, which I find very interesting.  I want to add that the connotation of folklore is often old and ancient… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Folklore and Mythology