It’s been far too long since I’ve posted this column. My negligence A busy holiday schedule is to blame! And without further to do, here are some of my favorite religion/spirituality-themed anime articles from this week (and from the past month!): Emily describes the charm of Noragami‘s first episode, while also commenting on the nature… Read More Something More: Shinto Anime Everywhere, 2-D Love for Christians, and the Warrior Priests of Anime
Omo does a wonderful job of analyzing the spiritual themes in Sasami-san@ganbaranai. [Omonomono] Jay asks the question, “Are there any Christian anime?” [Jays’ Tee Vee] D.M. Dutcher provides advice for Christian viewers in his review of Otoboku: Maidens Are Falling for Me! [Cacao, put down the shovel!] __ As part of the Something More series… Read More Something More: Can You Spare a Christian Anime, Brother?
Jonathan Tappan does a wonderful job of explaining context necessary to understand the Shinto conventions in Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. [FunBlog] Tom Pinchuk ruminates on the importance of religion and spirituality in Dragonball Z. [Anime Vice] Pinchuk also mentioned the topic in a previous post I missed, commented on how DBZ related to the Hindu epic, Ramayana. [Anime Vice]… Read More Something More: Shinto Sasami-san, Oreshura Allusions, and Ramayana = Journey to the West = DBZ
Riverdine jumps into Blue Exorcist and explains the problems she has with the show’s theology. [Inevitably Revised] D.M. Dutcher finds Christian symbolism in the character backgrounds, actions, and motivations of Angel Beats. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Rocklobster notes the Faustian themes of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica in his review of the series. [Lobster Quadrille]… Read More Something More: Blue Exorcist’s Theology and My Heart, Your Jesus Beats
illegenes explores the influence of Zen Buddhism upon the seasonal change shown in Shinsekai Yori‘s second ED. [Shibireru Darou?] Jonathan Tappan examines the Shinto influences on Sasami-san@Ganbaranai. [FunBlog] D.M. Dutcher provides a list of recommended anime, breaking them down by rating. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] In another post, Dutcher lists recommended anime that he… Read More Something More: R-Rated Anime for Christians, Zen of Shinsekai Yori’s ED, and Censorship in Anime
Conservative Protestant website/publication, Christianity Today, places The Secret World of Arrietty among its honorable mentions in its listing of the “Most Redeeming Films of 2012.” [Christianity Today] Meanwhile, the first episode of Sasami-san@Ganbaranai has grabbed attention for it’s religious allusions. Omo gives a great breakdown of the Shinto symbolism in episode one [Omonomono] while Zyl… Read More Something More: Redeeming Arrietty, Shinto Symbol Sasami-san, and 10 Signs You Might Be a Christian Otaku