Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

My children are nine and seven years old. I’ve always intended to show them anime – and they’ve seen Totoro and a couple other pieces – but it was never a great priority for me. In fact, I’ve been more concerned with sharing geek culture and 80’s/90’s pop culture with them than anime. But something… Read More Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

Something More: Goku/Superman/Jesus, Riku’s Sinful Nature, and Loving Death Like Sakurako-san

Chris Kincaid wrote a really interesting article recently comparing Superman and Goku, grounding it in the idea that the two heroes are fundamentally different – the first represents American, individualism, Christianity, and a perfect idea to strive for, while the latter represents community, Buddhism, fatherhood, and growth. Chris contends that “[Superman] inspires us, but his… Read More Something More: Goku/Superman/Jesus, Riku’s Sinful Nature, and Loving Death Like Sakurako-san

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Wisdom of Heartseed, Ghibli in Catholic Magazine, and Christianity in Evangelion, Trigun, and FMA: Brotherhood

Draggle continues to examine Kokoro Connect with Christian language, finding the kids caught up in a battle between flesh and Spirit, and Heartseed as similar to Ecclesiastes’ teacher. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Sarah Greydanus, the teenage daughter of reviewer Steven D. Greydanus, reviews Whisper of the Heart. [National Catholic Register] After finally finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion,… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Wisdom of Heartseed, Ghibli in Catholic Magazine, and Christianity in Evangelion, Trigun, and FMA: Brotherhood