Something More: Maria Watches Over Japan, Eschatology of Korra, and a New Christian Anime Forum

As another anime season draws to an end, it’s time to get excited about new series around the corner! But before that, we have season and series finales coming up, and with the importance that ideas like salvation, grace, and transformation play in many anime, it’s a rich time to dig into spiritual topics as expressed through some of our favorite shows!

Many Christian geeks will proudly display their Naruto gear, but aren’t so open about faith. What does say about them? What’s the response? [The Budding Philosopher]

And on that tangent, why do Christians often separate the nerd side of themselves from the “Christian” part? [Believers and Fandoms]

In shows like Maria the Virgin Witch and Maria Watches Over Us, we get a glimpse into how much the Japanese know of Catholicism, and how they view it. [Eugene Woodbury’s Blog]

The Legend of Korra tackles eschatology, or the religious perspective on end times. [Taylor Ramage’s Blog]

The “Sneak Entry” arc of Bleach contains some religious content and themes (perhaps not enough) for Christians, if you like the series enough to look past it’s shortcomings. [Geeks Under Grace]

Episode 17 of Your Lie in April demonstrates the way Christians should show friendship to one another. [2]

And speaking of Your Lie in April, have you noticed it’s similarities to Kids on the Slope?  Not least of all is a Christian message of sharing love. [Famous Rose]

D.M. Dutcher highly recommends Figure 17, and finds it mostly safe to watch for Christians. [Cacao, put down the shovel!]

A new Christian otaku community has sprung up.  Here, the founder reflects on the significance of “wholesome” anime. [Christianime]

As part of the Something More series of posts, 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 to be included.


[ Higher Education (University +) ] Open Question : If permanent record will be on my transcript?

I cheated in a final exam and was caught. I am so frastrated and regret now because my college decides to give me a permanent record of this case no matter what I say… I’ve cried many times but it doesn’t help at all and I am now very low and don’t know what to do. I was a outstanding student when in high school and I have never thought about today’s situation…I am really really worry and confused about whether permanent record will be on my transcript?, please help me!

Interstellar (2014) IMAX 1080p BrRip x264 AC3 DD 5 1-VETO

Interstellar (2014) IMAX 1080p BrRip x264 AC3 DD 5 1-VETO
Interstellar (2014) IMAX 1080p BrRip x264 AC3 DD 5 1-VETO
Language : English
Length : 2.95 GiB for 02:49:03
Bitrate : 2501 kb/s
Audio : ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1 (eng)
Video : 1920×1080 23.98 fps(r)
Genre: Drama

In the near future Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate