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Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope

Processr shares his background with religion as he explains the criticism of the topic in episode ten of Humanity Has Declined. [Anipulse]

A number of other bloggers also touch on “Watashi as God” in this episode, including Tenchi, Draggle, and Guardian Enzo.

Scamp’s post on last week’s episode of the same series examines the meaning behind the “religions are invented” quote from the show. [The Cart Driver]

In his analysis of You’re Under Arrest, Medieval Otaku relates the complexity of characters to human sinfulness. [Medieval Otaku]

Draggle continues to delve into Christianity as he blogs Kokoro Connect, pointing out the idea of repentance as expressed in episode nine. [Draggle's Anime Blog]

Sweetpea participates in the Aniblogger Interrogation Game and includes an answer related to her personal spiritual beliefs.  I wonder who posed the question… [Paper Chimes]

Alexander provides some analysis of the religious theme of Haibane Renmei in his sparkling review for the series. [Ashita no Anime]

Speaking of positive reviews, Sweetpea gives a strong final rating for Kids on the Slope, though she bemoans how religion is used in an on/off manner in the show. [Paper Chimes]

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As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere 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. 

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Blessed is the Gundam, Time for Tanabata, and Christian Singer’s Anime Dub

I skipped this column the last several weeks because the cupboard has been bare when it comes to spirituality in aniblog posts.  But we return this week with a number of links to such posts.  Enjoy!

Draggle quotes Jesus’ teachings more than once in discussing several “moral fallacies” in Gundam 00 which Gundam AGE renounces. [Draggle's Anime Blog]

Cholisose sees a lesson in life involving a life without God in a pun on kami in episode 2 of Humanity Has Declined. [Sea Slugs!]

Jonathan Tappan explains the myth-based festival of Tanabata and examines several anime series that feature it. [FunBlog]

Christian singer Cait Plage, whom we previously featured on this blog, mentions how she used to participate in anime dubbing. [Cross Rhythms]

Our own Zeroe4 tells about his mission work in the Philippines and shares some pictures from his journey. [Zeroe4]