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Interview with Caitlin Glass, Part 2: Faith and Voice Acting

From Ouran High School Host Club’s Haruhi to Fullmetal Alchemist’s Winry Rockbell, Caitlin Glass has voiced some of anime’s most beloved characters.  She’s also funny, personable, and great to her fans.  Back in August, Caitlin was kind enough to answer a few questions about voice acting.  I was able to catch up with her at IKKiCON 2011 and finish our interview; this time, I asked her about her Christian faith.

TWWK:  I found out about your faith through an interview you did on the Fans for Christ website.  I admired how vocal you are.  Could you quickly tell us your testimony and how you became a Christian?

Caitlin:  Sure!  I only vaguely remember it because I’m one of those that grew up going to church, so as far as I recall, it was just a situation of being in children’s church and at the end of every Sunday, they always ask if there’s anybody that wants to invite Jesus into their heart and one Sunday I said, “Yeah, I want to do that.” [laughs] And that was it.  So, I don’t have some really immense rags-to-riches kind of testimony.  I guess my testimony is just that I followed Christ my whole life and I fell that I am blessed and protected because of that.

TWWK:  Have you ever taken a role in acting or voice acting that you’ve questioned because of your faith?  Or have you ever turned down a role because of that?

Caitlin:  Yes.  Mainly, it’s more a whole show and less a particular character because to be honest, you can’t have the heroes without the villains and I can’t just say because I’m a Christian I’m only going to be playing the hero.  Read the rest of this entry

Lucky Star Shrine, Prayers for a VA and for New Years, and Blue Exorcist Through a Christian Lens

Ken Kitano's portrait of 34 cosplaying girls

Anime and religion are two of the inspirations for Ken Kitano’s metaportraits, which are on display with others at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Alafista’s picture of the day features Japanese men and women praying at Shiogama Temple for New Year’s.

Zyl presents his “Lucky Star shrine” pilgrimage.

Voice actress Tia Ballard solicits prayers for her grandmother, who is undergoing surgery for cancer.

Annalyn reviews Blue Exorcist through critical and religious lens.

Katie reviews a piece of Fullmetal Alchemist Christian fan fiction and recommends it highly.

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As part of the Spirituality in the Anime Blogsophere 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.