Angel Beats!: An Anime About The Afterlife Influenced By Different Religions

Because I love anime and I have an interest in religion, despite not believing in any or any God myself, I thought you should all have a look at this. Be sure to share it round, leave loads of comments and of course, click the like button if you found it enjoyable!

Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Angel Beats! Title CardAs I continue brooding about life and true happiness, I can’t help but think about the anime series Angel Beats! After re-watching the show for the eighth time, I realized just how often the characters’ thoughts about religion (and the afterlife) affect what happens in the plot. While the story occurs in a world considered the afterlife, how they choose to pass on (or stay in limbo) is affected greatly on different belief systems. From Buddhism to Christianity, the characters believe in different icons or principles from these religions and make a lot of assumptions about this world because of their beliefs.

Spoilers after the jump!

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas – Sailing Away Over the Traditional Animation Horizon

sinbad - legend of the seven seasWell here we are, the end of traditional animation, or at least, the end of DreamWorks traditional animation efforts. I apologise at how long it’s taken me to produce these reviews but I hope you’ve been able to bear with me through all of this. But since it is the end let’s see how this ends, with a whimper or with a bang.

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The Road to El Dorado – It’s Fun to Be a God

So here we are, at last. My second traditionally animated DreamWorks review! If you’ve not seen my first of these, then go check out The Prince of Egypt review right now. I mean it go on. I’m not starting until you’ve read it….. Read it yet? Well the hell with you then. Let’s get started, as we always do at The Chronic Chronicler, with the obligatory overview.

16.000000,16.000000It’s 1519 and Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) are two con artists in Seville, Spain have just finished getting the last of the thug Zaragoza (Tobin Bell) of his gold when he produces a map to El Dorado, wanting to bet it for all the money he lost. With Miguel believing its authenticity, he gets Tulio to gamble it all for it, using Zaragoza’s non loaded dice. They win, but are soon seen for the con men they are and, after brilliant acting and a chase scene, Miguel and Tulio accidentally get on board a ship to the New World.

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The Prince of Egypt – Biblical? Certainly. Brilliant? Well….

At last, the promised review is here! Yes, The Prince of Egypt review has finally arrived! Prince_of_egypt_ver2But before I delve into this film, I would just like to make one thing clear. I understand that this film depicts a religious story and as such I will have to comment on religion. This is a review of the film rather than the actual Biblical story and, although I may be critical here and there on certain Biblical happenings, it will be a comment on a film rather than a comment on your religion. Comments on religion are for another post. Is that agreeable? If not, tough. So here we go!

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Can I Pray For You? – A Religious Encounter

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So I haven’t posted in a while and since I’m kind of circling around the drain until I finally get around to reviewing About Time, a film I sincerely hope I don’t make a pun out of, and some other stuff I’ve seen recently, but for now I hope that this’ll do as I’d like to share something that happened to me last week.

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