Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent

Teasing Master Takagi-San has been a joyful surprise for me. This slice-of-life school comedy about the excessively self-conscious Nishikata and his clever and humorous female deskmate, Takagi-san, is full of color and light and small moments in which I could find myself—and God—went much further than I thought it would, and really pulled me along… Read More Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent

Something More: Hello Kitty in Space, Christian Manga, and Shuffled Spiritual Stories

Erin Straza reports on a 7th grader who sent a Hello Kitty doll into space, and hopes to use her passions to stir joy in others, too. [Christ and Pop Culture] The Cajun Samurai jumps into the harem tale of gods and demons known as Shuffle…and then wishes he hadn’t. [The Cajun Samurai] D.M. Dutcher… Read More Something More: Hello Kitty in Space, Christian Manga, and Shuffled Spiritual Stories

Something More: Sayaka Miki’s Body and Soul, Yui’s Idols, and Hope in Angel’s Egg

Ty-chama examines the connections to the story of Noah’s Ark and to the ideas of faith and hope in Christianity within the film, Angel’s Egg. [Watashi wa Bucho!!] Nick Calibey continues his series of posts about Madoka Magica by examining the connection between body and soul, as expressed in the series and by St. Cyril.… Read More Something More: Sayaka Miki’s Body and Soul, Yui’s Idols, and Hope in Angel’s Egg

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Community, Fairies Invent Religion, and Exorcising Anime Demons

Draggle continues his fabulous series of posts on Kokoro Connect, defining community and showing how various characters contributed to being part of one in episode eight, before tying it all together with biblical teachings. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Processr compares episode nine of Humanity Has Declined to Gulliver’s Travels, complete with criticism of religion. [Anipulse] Lady… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Community, Fairies Invent Religion, and Exorcising Anime Demons

Aniblogger Testimony – Dressing down while dressing up: on being a Muslim anime fan and a one-time cosplayer

In the Spring of 2011, I asked some of the anime blogosphere’s most noted writers to create posts discussing anime and their own personal faith.  Though the main phase of the project is over, I’m always eagerly looking for additional guest posts to add to the series.  Today, Hana, a wonderful blogger from the ever-popular… Read More Aniblogger Testimony – Dressing down while dressing up: on being a Muslim anime fan and a one-time cosplayer

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Early Buddhism in Japan

Jonathan Tappan, who is well-versed in Buddhism, has posted a few more interesting, short essays on the religion on FunBlog.  Each post in this series is short and interesting, and they contain pictures of wonderful historic artwork. The first is about Early Japanese Buddhist Sects, briefly recounting their history; Jonathan also makes an interesting comment… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Early Buddhism in Japan