Aniblogger Testimonies: Familiarity of Faith – Where I Connect With Anime

When I first started this blog, a way I connected with bloggers was to ask a number to guest writer for the site.  What came out of that idea were the Aniblogger Testimonies, unique posts where bloggers wrote about the intersection of anime and their beliefs While the active phase of this project is over,… Read More Aniblogger Testimonies: Familiarity of Faith – Where I Connect With Anime

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!

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!

Aniblogger Testimony: I believe in ghosts, Buddhism, and science

This is the sixth in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith.  Today’s post is by Canne of Canne’s anime review blog.  The previous posts in this series were written by Lauren Orisini, R86, Nikko, Arianna, and Ed Sizemore. First of all, I would like to express my… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: I believe in ghosts, Buddhism, and science

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and the Path of Enlightenment

Many conservatives refer to America as a Christian nation (though that’s a point that can be argued).  Japan, most certainly is not such a nation.  Culturally and religiously, Shintoism and Buddhism form a syncretic mix that affects the daily (and even minute-to-minute) lives of most Japanese. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see one or both… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and the Path of Enlightenment

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and Living with Spirits

One purpose I hope to accomplish through this blog is to help readers understand Japanese religion better.  The Japanese religious system cannot be pegged in simple terms.  It is also both unique to Asia and similar to other Asian religious traditions. That said, one blog I often read had a recent posting about personal practice… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Natsume Yuujinchou and Living with Spirits