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!
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
Character: Rukia Kuchiki Series: Bleach Gender: female Occupation: soul reaper (shinigami) Bible Twin: the Holy Spirit Overview Bleach is a manga and anime that needs little introduction. It follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student who is bestowed with the powers of a Shinigami (soul reaper), beings who send tortured souls to the afterlife and… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Bleach