Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Casey Anthony and Death Note

Casey Anthony fever, anyone?  This terrible story came to a climax last week, with Anthony’s acquittal on murder charges.  Across the country and through the many forums available on...

Casey Anthony fever, anyone?  This terrible story came to a climax last week, with Anthony’s acquittal on murder charges.  Across the country and through the many forums available on the Internet, many let their displeasure known.  Many cried at the lack of justice – some in an angry voice, even calling out death threats.

One of the most popular and controversial anime of recent years, Death Note, also involved the themes of violence and vigilante justice.  Tommy of Anime Bowl has drawn parallels between the series and the Casey Anthony backlash, while connecting it to Christian ideas of sin, punishment, and grace.  It’s a wonderful post, and I recommend everyone to go have a read:

Casey Anthony & Death Note

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  • The Angry Otaku
    16 July 2011 at 8:39 pm

    The post is nice but the reasons behind it are troubling. Miles away and having nothing but the for-profit 24 hour news cycle pump out information as if it were straight uncut heroine for news junkies, so many people think they know better and their opinion should somehow count in a trial that has nothing to do with them. It has always bothered me when there are situations like this. Where people get so involved in some media circus trial that will never truly effect their lives, to the point where it becomes detrimental and invades other aspects of their whole being. Call it spiritual emptiness which causes some to mainline information and media about these things so much that they can’t even function normally, or call it something else, but it seems unhealthy. To see it dripping into fandom is unsettling.

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