Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kenshin as Christ, the Theology of Kokoro Connect, and Itadakimuasu!

Some weeks, there are no stories that focus on religion and anime, and virtually none that even mention the topic.  Then, some weeks are like this, where a number of quality posts about anime and spirituality are written! Draggle goes theological, using Christian terminology to explain a different meaning behind death in episode 5 of… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Kenshin as Christ, the Theology of Kokoro Connect, and Itadakimuasu!

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Shinigami Syncretism

Crystal White of Japanator is attending the New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and posted some interesting remarks about a session she attended.  Did you know that Shinigami, translated as Death Gods, are part of the ever-present syncretism in Japanese religion?  However, the idea is neither Shinto nor Buddhist: its roots are in western tradition.  Read… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Shinigami Syncretism