Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

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It's near the end of the year, and this Something More column will be the last of 2015. Actually, it may be the last for quite a while. We'll be taking a break from Something More for at least the foreseeable future. Thank you, readers, for perusing through these wonderful articles each week, and thank… Continue reading Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

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There are so many great articles from the past couple of weeks (as well as a few I listed that I missed linking in the last column). I hope you'll take some time to peruse the links below. I want to start with the one that's most meaningful to me, personally, written by D.M. Dutcher,… Continue reading Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

Top 5 + Guest: 5 Best Popular Anime Series

There's a not-so-invisible chasm on the Internet between folks who tend to mostly watch popular series - such as those that air on American television - and viewers who watch a wider slate of shows.  Unfortunately, I think the latter group sometimes comes off as snobby (oh, your favorite series is Naruto, huh?), even though… Continue reading Top 5 + Guest: 5 Best Popular Anime Series

Something More: God and Soul Eater, Anime and Serving, Madoka and Salvation

Frank dives into episode 13 of Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, examining that episode's ideas about servanthood, as well as that topic in relation to God. [A Series of Miracles] Annalyn begins to watch Soul Eater, and draws comparisons between God and Lord Death, reminding us of God's nature. [Annalyn's Thoughts] Cytrus responds to Nick… Continue reading Something More: God and Soul Eater, Anime and Serving, Madoka and Salvation

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka

This has been an exemplary week for religion/spiritual/Christian themed post in the blogosphere.  While I usually post links to articles that sometimes only briefly mention connections to spirituality in anime, there are a number of well-written post this week fully dedicated to the topic. Alexander, whose no stranger to blogging about his transition from Christian… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka