I’m thinking of doing a panel for Katsucon on the depiction of Christianity in anime and manga and other Japanese media from depiction of the religion itself to repeated use of Christian symbolism. Would anyone like to help me on that?
I’d really like some non-Catholics because I want to make sure that the panel’s not just Catholics, but any help is appreciated.
Although to be fair, Catholicism will probably be extensively examined since it would be the most familiar form of Christianity in Japan (being the first to send missionaries and the most populous single denomination) and the most widely showcased (due to distinctive practices and easily-identifiable symbols).
We’ll probably discuss Neon Genesis Evangelion, Trinity Blood, Hellsing, and the Shin Megami Tensei series, but we’ll also probably talk about Steel Ball Run (Part 7 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and lesser-known series like Kids on the Slope and The SoulTaker.
I’m probably looking for 2-4 other panelists, and I won’t start really organizing it until next month.