Catholicism in Anime: Soul Eater’s DWMA Motto

Welcome to Catholicism in Anime, the series which will be examining Catholic elements of various anime. If you wish, consider these as Catholic anime reviews, although they aren’t proper reviews, simply examination and analysis of the “seeds of the Logos,” that I see within these shows.DWMA

The first show I want to look at is Soul Eater, the 2008-2009 series from the studio BONES, which has produced several of my other favorite anime. Based on the manga (which I believe is still ongoing) by Atsushi Okubo, Soul Eater, on the surface, doesn’t look like the type of show to have any Catholic elements. The animation isn’t your typical, clean-cut style. And even the title, Soul Eater, doesn’t see to be particularly Catholic or religions. Despite all this, there are several themes running throughout the show which line up beautifully with Catholic teaching and several interesting parallels than run analogously between Soul Eater and Catholicism. Continue reading

Catholicism in Anime: The Explanation

I am currently preparing and writing the first few posts for a series which will be titled, Catholicism in Anime. As a practicing Catholic, I see many values and truths in anime that are applicable to my own life and rest gently and soundly within the Truth offered by the Catholic Church. I have been personally challenged to grow in my humanity and faith by many anime I have watched, and many more offer beautiful stories that reflect the Truth on what it means to be human and to be alive. Is this practical? Is it possible?

Can this:

CrucifixtionBe reconciled with this?Hoenheim Saves EdRead on to find out. Continue reading