Devilishly Entertaining: Mawaru Penguindrum, Episode 14

Each week, Mawaru Penguindrum ups the ante, revealing more about its characters while unfolding additional mysteries.  Episode 14 was no different as it primarily focused on a character we knew little of until now: Yuri.  Until this point (and still now), she was an enigma, but I would say she mostly radiated positive characteristics.  So,… Read More Devilishly Entertaining: Mawaru Penguindrum, Episode 14

Mawaru Penguindrum 12: Brief Analysis of the Christian Symbols

Episode 12 was rich in Christian symbolism.  As Shoma told his tale of the bunnies, the goddess, and Mary and the three lambs, it was immediately obvious that much of the story’s inspiration was from the Garden of Eden (among other stories – Draggle mentions Prometheus).  Shoma’s tale, of course, was also very different.  Still,… Read More Mawaru Penguindrum 12: Brief Analysis of the Christian Symbols

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)

Continuing my mini-series on parallels between seleção in Higashi no Eden (East of Eden) and Biblical individuals, the focus of this post is on Daiju Mononobe, the primary antagonist of the series.   Mononobe is Lucifer himself.  While it’s easy to compare almost any villain to the Devil, Mononobe makes a more interesting parallel than most.  He isn’t… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)