Re: [Yuricon] Re: Utena and Academics
- There were a set of characters, all artificial beings created through alchemy, named after each of the deadly sins. I'm more inclined to think that reference comes from the history of alchemy, from when people mentioned Christian and Greco-Roman theological concepts in passing, rather than a specifically theological reference- more rooted in Christopher Marlowe's Faust.
From: Ellen Kuhfeld <ellen@...>
Sent: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 8:23 am
Subject: RE: [Yuricon] Re: Utena and Academics
I faintly believe (I never watched the whole thing) that the Seven Deadly Sins were characters in Full Metal Alchemist.Ellen Rose
Interesting recommendation. I take it you must be affiliated to the
LSE, because Millennium is infamous for publishing anything remotely
associated with IR, but with enough post-modern, post-strucutral 'far
out there' elements to piss off shallow American
positivists/empiricists. Good thing that it's student-published, too,
so I suppose there is an article out there called "Images of Alterity
in Anime: the Japanese lens of new Occidentalism" or something to
that effect. I would write it, if I had the time and/or inclination.
--- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Zyl <zylelt@...> wrote:
> There are quite a few academics in the UK who have done work with a
> anime/manga slant, though not from a theological angle:
> Dr Sharon Kinsella - http://www.kinsellaresearch.com/ (feminism)
> Dr Roger Sabin - http://www.shef.ac.uk/ibds/sabin.htm (media and
> cultural studies)
> Dr Nicola Liscutin - http://www.soas.ac.uk/events/event37645.html
> Further afield, there's of course Dr Matt Thorn -
> http://www.matt-thorn.com/ (cultural anthropology)
> As for publication venues, if you can weave in an international
> to it, you can consider:
> Millennium: Journal of International Studies (http://www.e-
> see their 2001 special issue on aesthetics and International
> as well as their 2000 special issue on religion and IR:
> On Dec 1, 2007 2:54 PM, Erica Friedman <alecto_fury@...> wrote:
> > ________________________________
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > From: haruchin@...
> > Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 11:54:46 +0000
> > Subject: RE: [Yuricon] Re: Utena and Academics
> > > Thanks very much for the URL, Crimson. I'll definitely check
> > out.
> > You also may want to join the anime-manga research ML :
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amrc-l (I believe. Y!groups is down
> > and I can't confirm.) This groups is engaged in academic research
> > dialogue about anime and manga on many levels.
> > Cheers,
> > Erica
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- They are in fact the major enemy for the heros. And as
the title suggest it is deep in the theories, beliefs,
and symbolism that come with Alchemy. There is also
many religious themes in use with the Ishvalans
(Ishbalans?, who happen to be a race of desert people
that believe in monotheism and think alchemist are
traitors against Ishbala, their god. If you read the
manga then the series brings in a very Chinese type of
people call the Xing. We really haven't seen enough of
them yet to know what their religion is if they have
one but their Alchemy has different principals then
the other alchemy shown in the series.
Back to the anime and the resulting movie there are
many historical yet alternate reality themes in the
show and the government of the main character's is a
fascism with their leader being called Fuhrer King
This makes for a series that not only has religious
undertones but moral and political as well.
--- Ellen Kuhfeld <ellen@...> wrote:
> I faintly believe (I never watched the whole thing)____________________________________________________________________________________
> that the Seven Deadly
> Sins were characters in Full Metal Alchemist.
> Ellen Rose
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