Tsuritama Tsuritama* (2012 ~ 12 episodes) As is always the case when I (or anyone) participate in Reverse Thieves’ Secret Santa, I was given three anime recommendations that my “Secret Santa” selected based on my taste as viewed from my MyAnimeList profile. Having thoroughly enjoyed a number of melancholic, brooding anime like Mushishi and Serial… Read More Secret Santa 2016: Tsuritama
The end of the year means retrospection and of course, “best of” lists. During my time in the aniblogosphere, I’ve been blessed to read hundreds and hundreds of wonderful posts, and though I don’t visit aniblog sites as much now as I did in the past, I still read articles related to anime and religion… Read More Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2012: #1-10
Nick describes the conflicting issues of pornoviolence in our beloved games and anime, and points to a specific example in this past week’s episode of Sword Art Online. [A Rather Silly Blog] Click writes about his adoration of mythology and how Tsuritama is a modern take on the Japanese myth of Ryūjin, the water dragon.… Read More Something More: Pornoviolence in Sword Art Online, Mythology of Tsuritama, and the Kingdom of iDOLM@STER
Mira unpacks the Hindu and Buddhist implications of the conch shell in Tsuritama. [Hachimitsu] Lacybacula tells us all about a cafe in Tokyo with a unique spin – it’s designed to resemble a Catholic Church [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] Zeroe4 calls us the “Shuu’s of the world” as he muses on God-given destinies, including… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tsuritama’s Hindu Conch, Tokyo Cathedral Cafe, and Destined to be a Shuu
Anime Kritik takes an unusual approach to the spit-filled first episode of Mysterious Girlfriend X, taking about, among other things, Biblical ideas regarding spit (and other bodily fluids) and the freedom of the New Covenant. [Kritik der Animationskraft] Mira does an amazing job of unraveling the religious symbolism, including Hindu, Buddhist, and Shinto elements, connected… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jazzy Christians, the Religious Context in Tsuritama, and Holy Spit!