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Holy anime! : Japan's view of Christianity

Author: Patrick Drazen
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Hamilton Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Christianity has been in Japan for five centuries, but embraced by less than one percent of the population. Its a complicated relationship, given the sudden appearance in Japan of Renaissance Catholicism which was utterly unlike the historic faiths of Shinto and Buddhism; Japan had to invent a word for religion since Japan did not share the wests reliance on faith in a personal God. Japans views of this outsider  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Drazen
ISBN: 9780761869078 0761869077
OCLC Number: 979567509
Description: vii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : why this book --
History of Christianity in Japan : it's complicated --
Christianity in Japanese popular culture through the lens of Said's Orientalism --
Christian references in the manga of Tezuka Osamu --
Crucifixion in manga and anime : the good, the bad and the unreal --
The exorcists --
Junguru Beh! : Christmas in manga and anime --
Christian weddings in Japan : just like in the movies --
Clergy --
Nuns in anime/manga : sisterhood is not so powerful --
Witch hunter robin : love and fear and a side-trip to Barack Obama --
Japan's most famous Christian martyr : Amakusa Shirō --
Angels and other metaphors --
The "not safe" chapter --
Atogaki (afterword).
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Drazen samples depictions of Christianity in the popular Japanese media of comics and cartoons. The book begins with the work of postwar comics master Tezuka Osamu, with results that range from the  Read more...

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Given that only about one percent of Japanese are said to be Christian, the idea of an entire book on Christianity in Japan's popular culture is not only novel, but provocative. Yet in exploring pop Read more...

 
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