HDS 3226

Animated Spirituality: Japanese Religion in Anime, Manga, and Film

Helen Hardacre


This course will address the representation of religion in Japanese popular culture, with emphasis on anime, manga, and film, examining depictions of religious figures, themes, and human dilemmas in contemporary popular culture as a gateway to understanding the significance of religion in Japanese society and history. The seminar will design and develop a General Education course on these themes for undergraduates.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as EAFM 203


0.50 credits
Fall 2012
Wed 4pm-6pm
FAS CGIS Knafel Room K109

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • East Asian Religious Studies
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • East Asian Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None