Something More: Godless Death Note, Virgin Mary Adventure Time, and Sinner Moon Crystal

Another season of anime has come and gone – and that quickly, a new season is upon us! But before we move too quickly ahead, let’s be reminded of the spiritual notes that rang out from some of the latter episodes of Spring 2015 series, as well as commentary about a few older anime: Death… Read More Something More: Godless Death Note, Virgin Mary Adventure Time, and Sinner Moon Crystal

Something More: V-Day Chocolates for Anime Jesus, Hell in Hoozuki no Reitetsu, and Yuri for Christians

Using Sakura Trick, Frank probes the question, “Is it good for Christians to watch yuri?” [A Series of Miracles] Jesus of Saint Young Men places third among characters that women would give chocolates to on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s how D.M. Dutcher sees it [Cacao, put down the shovel!]: “D-dont get me wrong Jesus,” she said,… Read More Something More: V-Day Chocolates for Anime Jesus, Hell in Hoozuki no Reitetsu, and Yuri for Christians

Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede

It was quite a week for spiritual and religion tinged articles in the anime blogosphere, headlined by Alexander’s still on-going series entitled, Madoka > Jesus.  Here are his posts thus far: Human vs God The True Sacrifice Benevolence Given Freely Madoka Succeeded, Jesus Failed Madoka is More Plausible Nick Calibey responded to Alexander’s post with… Read More Something More: Madoka v. Jesus, Kirino Acts Like a Christian, and Christ the Stampede

Something More: Faith is a 3-D Girl, Saint Young Men Movie Trailer, and Madoka is Not Jesus

D.M. Dutcher mentions Please Save My Earth in his article about the realness of Christ and his time on earth [Cacao, put down the shovel!]: To end with an anime analogy. as much as it would be easier to be, our faith isn’t a 2-D girl. It’s always 3-D, with all the same issues and all… Read More Something More: Faith is a 3-D Girl, Saint Young Men Movie Trailer, and Madoka is Not Jesus

Something More: No. 6 Relationships, Inoffensive Saint Young Men, and More Religion Data Girl

Medieval Otaku discusses homosexuality in terms of nature v. nurture as he investigates No. 6. [Medieval Otaku] Guardian Enzo analyzes Shinto and Shugendou elements of RDG: Red Data Girl in his review of episode 2 of the series. [Lost in America] D.M. Dutcher uses an example from Little Busters in his plea for mention of… Read More Something More: No. 6 Relationships, Inoffensive Saint Young Men, and More Religion Data Girl

Something More: Shinto Shinkai, Moe Jesus, and Religion Data Girl

TheSubtleDoctor believes Makoto Shinkai is offering some criticism of certain aspects of eastern religion in his film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices. [rayout] Vivi really enjoyed the Saint Young Men OVA, though offering the manga as even better. [Sekijitsu] D.M. Dutcher offers recommendations to Christians in his dissection of the “community over individual” theme in Onani… Read More Something More: Shinto Shinkai, Moe Jesus, and Religion Data Girl

Something More: Jesus and Buddha Talk Evangelion, Buddhism in Paprika, and Haibane Renmei’s Purgatory

I took a break last week from Something More, so today’s links are for articles posted over the last fortnight.  Enjoy! Nami gives her thoughts on Trigun, including how Vash and Wolfwood’s beliefs mirror or disagree with her own Christian ones. [BookLoversUnite] Rocklobster gives Haibane Renmei a 10/10 and in his review, mentions the possible… Read More Something More: Jesus and Buddha Talk Evangelion, Buddhism in Paprika, and Haibane Renmei’s Purgatory

Something More: Naming Shuu, Sin in Shinsekai Yori, and Reviewing Yokai Attack!

Nick Calibey examines the sometimes biblical meanings of names, including Shuu’s from Guilty Crown. [A Rather Silly Blog] Ty-chama analyzes episode 10 of Shinsekai Yori and touches on her personal faith, as well how the episode emphasizes the idea of a sinful nature. [Watashi wa Bucho!!] Annoying Dragon reviews Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt’s Yokai… Read More Something More: Naming Shuu, Sin in Shinsekai Yori, and Reviewing Yokai Attack!

Something More: Saint Young Men to Film Screens and Yokai in the Shadows

Charles Dunbar teaches about ambiguity and yokai, while weaving an essay that reads a bit like a scary tale itself. [Study of Anime] Zeroe4 tells of the battles we must all face, emphasizing spiritual battle (it seems), while making comparisons to Sword Art Online. [Zeroe4] Rocklobster’s strongly positive review of Chrono Crusade includes a lot… Read More Something More: Saint Young Men to Film Screens and Yokai in the Shadows