Penguins at Jesus’ Arrest, Tabuki as Judas, and a Proliferation of Christian OEL Manga

Draggle sees Momoka of Mawaru Penguindrum as a Christ figure with disciples, including Tabuki as Judas.  Roghek responded to that post with one of her own, discussing the episode in terms of the Biblical ideas of sin affecting future generations.  Draggle then wrote another post focusing on our attitudes toward victims and again quoting scripture.… Read More Penguins at Jesus’ Arrest, Tabuki as Judas, and a Proliferation of Christian OEL Manga

Manga-Style Pope Shirts, Christians Who Hate Otaku, and St. Peter and the Penguins

Pope Benedict XVI…in manga style…on a t-shirt or hoody…need I say more? Seinime waxes nostalgia, with some talk about faith and prayer, in his narrative-driven post about Usagi Drop. Taylor concludes her series on Christian symbolism and themes in My Little Pony. A youtube response to an troll? otaku-hatin’ Christian. Zeroe4 reminisces about his grandfather’s… Read More Manga-Style Pope Shirts, Christians Who Hate Otaku, and St. Peter and the Penguins

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)

My final selection for this weeklong series on analyzing Eden of the East characters through the lens of Christian spirituality will come as no surprise, nor will the the comparison I make.  Akira Takizawa is unmistakably similar in character to Jesus Christ.   And while the savior motif is extremely common in anime, Takizawa’s connection to… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)