Episode 107 of Key Frames, a podcast about anime. I hope you're prepared to hear Ben, Andy, and Duncan say, "I don't know," a lot! Turns out, there are a lot of different ways to come at depictions of religion in anime, from its function in society to the nature of divinity. Don't worry, all of the hosts find plenty of opportunities to bring up cyberpunk and isekai, so you'll still know that you're listening to an anime podcast. To further cement that impression, after the break, they talk about recent shows and movies like Belle, Orbital Children, and the Shirobako movie. Check it out!
Yes, just in case, I'm explaining the "Attack and Dethrone God" meme
What is meant by "sola scriptura"?
Ben, of course, mispronounces "fissiparous" while trying to show off his vocabulary
What are "hidden Christians"?
Love Live! collaborated with the Kanda Myoujin Shrine in Akihabara
What is the Ise Grand Shrine?
What are the "three sacred treasures" of Japan?
What is kegare, the Shinto concept of pollution or defilement?
What is tsumi, the Shinto concept of taboo-breaking that creates a condition of kegare?
What is harae, the Shinto concept of ritual purification?