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Something More: Hell Girl Repentance and Saint Young Men Casting

It’s been a long week; I’ve spent most of it out of town on business, while my poor girl is sick at home.  Luckily, I found at least a couple of spiritually inclined articles:

Medieval Otaku uses Hell Girl to help point out how fictional works can help us see our own sin. [Medieval Otaku]

Mirai Moriyama has been cast as Jesus and Gen Hoshino as Buddha in the upcoming Saint Young Men film. [Anime News Network]

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As part of the Something More series of posts (formerly Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere), 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: 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.