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
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!
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]… Read More Something More: Hell Girl Repentance and Saint Young Men Casting
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
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a little newsbreak. Kodansha’s Morning magazine announced that the long-awaited anime adaptation of the manga, Saint Young Men, will be going into production. Instead of a series, a film will be made. Saint Young Men is the critically acclaimed manga by Hikaru Nakamura featuring Jesus and Buddha… Read More Saint Young Men to Be Adapted into Anime Film
Draggle continues his wonderful posts on Christian ideas in Kokoro Connect, this week focusing on the role the club members have in helping one another and comparing it to the church, which is made of sinners. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Jenine Silos, a reformed anime fan and cosplayer, takes a pretty harsh view of how Christians… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kokoro Church, Quiet Times > Anime Time, and Rumors of a Saint Young Men Anime
This week was particularly rife with great posts and articles relating to anime and religion, mythology, or spirituality. Let’s get to them! Anime News Network posted a report on mangaka Kazuo Koike’s interview with Madoka Magica writer, Gen Urobochi. Among the things they discussed was Madoka’s ultimate status and the role she and Homura played… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Amazing Grace of Eureka 7, Anime Cons = Anti-Christian, and Homura the Evangelist