Annalyn’s Corner: Redemption Stories in Naruto

If I want examples of condemnation and judgment, I only have to log into social media. But, frankly, I've had more than enough of these examples lately. I'm tired of reading Tweets and Facebook statuses that declare wicked and/or foolish people subhuman. Because, yes, condemnation has its place—but it's not the whole story. So today,… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Redemption Stories in Naruto

Annalyn’s Corner: Empty Prayer in 91 Days

91 Days is one of the least flashy—and thus most intriguing—anime of the season. I could comment on candle symbolism in the first episode or the interesting choice of art style for the backgrounds, but this is Beneath the Tangles. And the religious references caught my eye. I'm especially interested in the use of prayer… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Empty Prayer in 91 Days

Something More: Hell Girl Repentance and Saint Young Men Casting

It's been a long week; I've spent most of it out of town on business, while my poor girl is sick at home.  Luckily, I found at least a couple of spiritually inclined articles: Medieval Otaku uses Hell Girl to help point out how fictional works can help us see our own sin. [Medieval Otaku]… Continue reading Something More: Hell Girl Repentance and Saint Young Men Casting

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope

Processr shares his background with religion as he explains the criticism of the topic in episode ten of Humanity Has Declined. [Anipulse] A number of other bloggers also touch on "Watashi as God" in this episode, including Tenchi, Draggle, and Guardian Enzo. Scamp's post on last week's episode of the same series examines the meaning… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope