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FFX - Don't Tell the Christian Right

D'oh. You all probably realized this already, but.

-- Yuna's ultimate weapon is Nirvana.
-- Nirvana is a state of Enlightenment/Eternal Calm achieved by breaking the cycle of reincarnation and escaping life's suffering.
-- So the moral of FFX is: ditch dogmatic religions like Yevon and become a Buddhist, or you'll never get anywhere.



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Aug. 13th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
The moral of almost every JRPG is "The christian god/his angels are coming to get you for srs." Multi-tiered angel bosses anybody?
Aug. 13th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
How right you are
I'd picked up the message about Yevon/Yahweh, but hadn't caught the "Buddhism Wins!" angle which is probably obvious to every Japanese player.

The Japanese fascination with Christian angels amuses/intrigues me. I've seen several animes with hints of it. See LittleWing Pinball's Angel Egg for a particularly funny example. (All of LittleWing's shareware pinball games are made of WIN, but this one is the crackiest).

Edited at 2010-08-13 10:21 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: How right you are
If you have only seen hints, then anime fandom has completely failed to show you Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Aug. 13th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: How right you are
I've only seen the first episode and mostly remember an extremely broken young man on a train. Hey there hon!

Sorry I've been so scarce. :/

Also, you guys showed me some odd series with a bunch of angels getting their haloes. I liked it, but it was very bland.
Aug. 13th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: How right you are
That would be Haibane Renmei, and I don't think you saw very much of it, or, I think, you would not think it bland. It actually has a metric buttload of mythological and religious stuff informing it, and it has one episode that makes me cry every. damn. time. I see it. Much like episodes 37-39 of Utena.

You need to see Evangelion. I suggest Netflixing it, because it's long and involved. It will break the brains of the watchers, I promise.

There's also Angel Sanctuary, which is another big angel series. It is, however, Yuki Kaori's work, and thus at least as brain exploding as Eva, while making less sense than Eva.

It's okay. I certainly know what it's like to deal with someone writing a dissertation. ;)
Aug. 13th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
*cracks up*

FFX did have some ... interesting ideas about religion, no?
Aug. 14th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
*insert joke about having falling in love with reincarnations of ancient people*
Sep. 6th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Hey there. I saw this girl at PAX this weekend and thought you'd like her outfit.

I really don't know what's up with the gas mask, but her dress looked good.

From Seattle
Sep. 6th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
*scratches head*

Great outfit, head from some other universe. Cosplayers and fans are so odd!

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