Why Madoka Makes a BAD Christ Figure
One of my favorite things about blogging is connecting with anibloggers all over the country (and world!). I’ve made friends with many bloggers and become a fan of so many others. One blog I follow very closely is Anime Bowl. Run by Tommy, Anime Bowl is a unique blog that follows anime and football. He focuses particularly on anime conventions, Bleach, and the Green Bay Packers.
Tommy also writes on faith and anime from time to time (he did a wonderful guest post for us in the past). For Easter weekend, he wrote a terrific article that I want to share with you.
On Beneath the Tangles, we focus on connections between anime and Christianity. Perhaps the anime we’ve written about more than any other is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I’ve been persistent in my comparisons between Madoka and Christ, while also sharing other connections, including those made by other bloggers on their own sites.
Tommy, however, says that the analogy doesn’t work:
So for Easter Sunday, I can’t help but thinking of the parallels between Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Easter story. On Good Friday and Holy Saturday, I struggled and struggled at fitting together the puzzle pieces. Madoka represents Jesus, Kyubey is Satan, who’s Homura? But all those comparisons break down when you look at the most important part of Easter.
He focuses on a very significant and important part, and one that’s worth pondering particularly in light of Easter. I highly encourage you to head to his site and read the complete post:
What do you think? Is he right? Do we miss the point if we don’t discuss the resurrection?