Noragami Aragoto, Episode 6: The Pain of Being Human

Noragami Aragoto isn't a graphically violent anime, but in episodes five and six, gruesome events are occurring (though off screen). In episode five, these horrible deaths are affecting Bishamon; in episode six, they affect us. While one of Kugaha's phantoms is being fought off by Yato after the god of calamity attacks the doctor, the… Continue reading Noragami Aragoto, Episode 6: The Pain of Being Human

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

Someday’s Dreamers ~Summer Skies~ Episode 01: Washing Feet

With a plethora of new shows on my plate this season, and in the middle of The World God Only Knows, Witch Hunter Robin, and Ookiku Furikabutte, you'd think I'd have plenty to watch if I was in the mood for anime.  And so, which of these did I pick last night? I started a… Continue reading Someday’s Dreamers ~Summer Skies~ Episode 01: Washing Feet

The Invisible God in…Trigun

Characters: Vash the Stampede and Nicholas D. Wolfwood Series: Trigun Gender: male Occupation: wanted gunslinger and faux priest/assassin Bible Twins: Jesus Christ and the Apostle Peter Overview On Tuesday, I linked a post to an article entitled "The Gospel According to Wolfwood."  The author of that original piece makes several comparisons between Wolfwood and Bible… Continue reading The Invisible God in…Trigun

Orphans That Never Knew Their Names: Haibane Renmei and the Power of Names

And now we're grown-up orphans That never knew their names We don't belong to no one That's a shame But you could hide beside me Maybe for a while And I won't tell no one your name And I won't tell 'em your name When my wife was pregnant with our first child, we flipped… Continue reading Orphans That Never Knew Their Names: Haibane Renmei and the Power of Names

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