Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: All Roads Lead to Otakon

Charles Dunbar, the Anime Anthropologist, posted a section of his masters thesis on his website, Study of Anime.  Entitled “All Roads Lead to Otakon – Pilgrimage and Anthropology of the Anime Convention,” the essay discusses the connections between anime cons and religious pilgrimages. To make his case, one idea that Dunbar stresses is that a… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: All Roads Lead to Otakon

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: From Manga to Eastern Orthodoxy

As Kermit the Frog so famously put it, “It’s not easy being green.”  Likewise, it’s not easy being a Christian who likes anime.  I’m not saying at all that Christian anime fans endure any type of suffering – that’s both shallow and ignorant.  However, many Christians struggle with joining their love of the medium with… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: From Manga to Eastern Orthodoxy

Aniblogger Testimony: Can Anime and Religion Coexist Peacefully?

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?