My writing on anime and Christianity is largely reflective and personal. However, there are a number of individuals in academia who have written extensively on anime and religion. One such scholar is Jolyon Baraka Thomas, who graciously agreed to an interview with me. I discovered his writings through an excellent article he wrote about Hayao… Read More Spirituality in Miyazaki’s Films: An Interview with Jolyon Thomas
CNNGo reported today about the Ryohoji Temple in Hachioji, which has become an anime temple. That’s right: anime temple, complete with a theme song, anime character, monks praying to the anime character, and…a maid cafe. What?! The 16th century temple began its transformation when the chief monk tried to get young people to come to… Read More Of Kami and Buddhas: Tokyo’s Anime Temple!