12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Kids on the Slope and the Christmas That Went Wrong

Jazz is an odd choice in Christmas music, don’t you think? Perhaps a carol or a classic piece that everybody in the family knows, one that speaks of childhood and adulthood, of ages past and future, of shepherds and angels, of holiness and joy—a song like this may be more appropriate for this time of… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Kids on the Slope and the Christmas That Went Wrong

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

Sakamichi no Apollon: What Do You Think It Takes to Make an Interfaith Relationship Work?

One the of most interesting aspects of Sakamichi no Apollon is the inclusion of Christianity in the plot.  In episode two, it’s inferred that Kaoru is surprised (and maybe even a little weirded out) to find that Sentarō and Ritsuko are Christians.  Yet, it doesn’t hinder Kaoru from continuing to pursue a romantic relationships with… Read More Sakamichi no Apollon: What Do You Think It Takes to Make an Interfaith Relationship Work?