Spirituality in Miyazaki’s Films: An Interview with Jolyon Thomas

My writing on anime and Christianity is largely reflective and personal.  However, there are a number of individuals in academia who have written extensively on anime and religion.  One such scholar is Jolyon Baraka Thomas, who graciously agreed to an interview with me.  I discovered his writings through an excellent article he wrote about Hayao… Read More Spirituality in Miyazaki’s Films: An Interview with Jolyon Thomas

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?

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Simple and Profound

I’ve been blessed to converse with a ton of interesting individuals in the short time I’ve been aniblogging.  One of the more unique people that I’ve come across is DrmChsr0, who hasn’t blogged consistently in quite some time, but remains a known voice in the community.  Also, he’s a Christian, though as he wrote, he’s not your… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Simple and Profound