Congratulations to The Tangles for its 13th episode and one entire year of podcasting! We’re very excited to share our first year anniversary episode with all of you, and we hope you enjoy the new format we have developed for it! Episode 13, mentioned above, is the first episode of our new, streamlined format. The theme… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 13
One of my visions for this blog that’s developed over recent years has been to develop a series of posts that help new anibloggers get going. Developing an anime blog is fun, but it can be frustrating if you don’t know how to build an audience and how to improve as a blogger. To compound… Read More Your Handy Dandy Anime Blog Building Guide
This past weekend, Anime Boston fell on Easter, as it has a number of times in the past. So, what’s a Christian otaku to do? Attend mass nearby, of course. Otaku Journalist’s Lauren Rae Orsini wrote a wonderful post for the Anime Boston blog about the con and Easter Sunday. Her interview with two con-goers… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Easter Sunday at Anime Boston
This is the first in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. This post is by the always-amazing Lauren Rae Orsini of Otaku Journalist. When I think about the intersection between anime and religion, my thoughts always turn to Katsucon 2010. For those who weren’t there, this was… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: Can Anime and Religion Coexist Peacefully?
AnimeAid is among the latest groups in the U.S. otaku community that are playing a visible role in raising funds for the Japanese earthquake victims. A joint venture between major conventions in the Washington DC area, AnimeAid seeks to commit “to the task of assisting fan based support initiatives throughout the area to maximize the impact in assisting… Read More Cons Join Together to Create AnimeAid
Anime is almost never a proselytizing tool. So, it’s no surprise that religion usually doesn’t take the forefront in anime series. Even when religion plays a major role, it’s typically bended and used for aesthetic or plot reasons (ex. Evangelion) by the series animators. Still, it’s ever-present in anime, as religion is deeply imbedded in the country’s culture. … Read More Anime and Religion Survey: Spirituality in Anime
What do you believe? Is there a God? What is your faith? Do you have a faith? I wanted to know how the aniblogging community would respond to these questions. About half of all respondents were either atheist or agnostic, with responses split exactly evenly between the two. In other words, 49% of respondents don’t believe… Read More Anime and Religion Survey: Religion of Anibloggers
In mid-December, I conducted an Internet survey regarding anime and religion. The results are in, analysis done, and conclusions drawn! Over the next week, I’ll reveal the results and discuss some of the most interesting items from the surveys. I hope you’ll join in the discussion and offer your own opinions, analysis, and critiques. The… Read More Anime and Religion Survey: Introduction