Something More: Redeeming Arrietty, Shinto Symbol Sasami-san, and 10 Signs You Might Be a Christian Otaku
Conservative Protestant website/publication, Christianity Today, places The Secret World of Arrietty among its honorable mentions in its listing of the “Most Redeeming Films of 2012.” [Christianity Today]
Meanwhile, the first episode of Sasami-san@Ganbaranai has grabbed attention for it’s religious allusions. Omo gives a great breakdown of the Shinto symbolism in episode one [Omonomono] while Zyl comments on some of these symbols as well [Sea Slugs!]
D.M. Dutcher gives an overview of anime and manga and of what Christians unfamiliar with the medium should be cautious. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]
And I’m a week or two late on this one, but I thought it good to include Dutcher’s list of “Ten Signs You Might Be A Christian Otaku,” which includes gems like the following [Cacao, put down the shovel!]:
As part of the Something More series of posts, each week Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality. If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please email TWWK if you’d like it included.