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Recreating Religion

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter plots manga and anime along a continuum ranging from casual diversion to explicitly religious recreation. One the one hand, it provides a typology of religious manga and anime based on ... More


Entertaining Religious Ideas

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

in Drawing on Tradition: Manga, Anime, and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835897
eISBN:
9780824871499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835897.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter performs a detailed case study of several anime by director Miyazaki Hayao, showing the ways in which audience interpretations—including academic interpretations—of certain films as ... More


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