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Old 09-28-18, 10:22 AM
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Religious Themed Anime

I don't know if there is much out there. I have seen the title Bible Black on anime lists but I haven't checked it out yet.
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Old 09-28-18, 10:26 AM
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

No idea if you're just a bot or what, but if not, welcome!

And if this isn't a joke post, if you're looking for religious themed anime, don't watch Bible Black unless you know exactly what it's about beforehand.

If you're talking mainly like teaching about religion, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Superbook (the old one).

If you're talking just references to Bible-based religion, there are a bunch that reference things, mainly catholicism, but usually as a way to combat things like vampires and demons. Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate, Chrno Crusade, Blue Exorcist, Certain Magical Index, Vatican Miracle Examiner, etc. Stuff like Haibane Renmei take the concept of angels from the Bible. Lots based on Shintoisem: Noragami, Inakon, Kamichu, as well as a lot of anime that deals with Yokai.

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Old 09-28-18, 11:19 AM
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

Thanks, I did mean both themed and direct religious type. I picked up a used copy some time back called Angels Santuary but I haven't watched it yet. I will check out the Super Book.

Edit: I also have Ah My Buddha, but I haven't watched it yet.

I know that there is some manga out there but I am not interested in that.

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Old 10-21-18, 10:43 AM
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I've seen a few. A lot of the vampire anime center around Christianity.

Trinity Blood qualifies bigtime.
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Old 10-26-18, 02:49 PM
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

Most depictions of Christianity in anime are uninformed at best and often disrespectful much of the time. It shows up in off-hand ways, usually based off Catholic practices.

Beneath the Tangles is one of the big sites for examining anime from a Christian perspective.

https://beneaththetangles.com/
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I thought Haibane Renmei was one of the better ones.
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Old 10-27-18, 02:00 PM
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

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Most depictions of Christianity in anime are uninformed at best and often disrespectful much of the time. It shows up in off-hand ways, usually based off Catholic practices.
Most anime just take a bunch of gothic religious words/imagery and throw them in a blender. Out pops the next season of Index. They have no idea what they're talking about. It sounds cool and that's good enough.
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Old 11-21-18, 02:24 AM
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
If you're talking mainly like teaching about religion, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Superbook (the old one).
Here's another one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fl...use_(TV_series)
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Old 11-21-18, 11:27 AM
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Ah, right, I always forget that Superbook and the Flying House aren't the same show...
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Re: Religious Themed Anime

I never saw any religiously themed anime but yes, cultural ones are available.
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Old 01-18-19, 06:42 PM
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My Favorite animes for this theme is Chrno Crusade and A Certain Magical Index.
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