Cytrus of Yaranakya also discovered Christian themes in the anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel. This article concentrates on the Christian ethos of the work, and is well worth reading. Stay tuned for part two!
Spoiler warning: This post discusses the events of Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio / Arpeggio of Blue Steel in detail and contains significant spoilers.
I was late to pick up Arpeggio of Blue Steel last year, but it immediately shot up in the ranks of my favorite anime works from that period. Arpeggio is great fun as a self-contained sci-fi show, but there is also that religious undercurrent to it that I found fascinating. After all, Arpeggio was leaning very closely to classic Western ideas, despite its Japanese staff. Immediately upon finishing the series, I started looking around for a Christian look at the show, and medievalotaku obliged with a highly-detailed reinterpretation of the show as a parallel of the Bible.
As I read the article, though, I was surprised at how different the things medievalotaku noticed were from my own observations on the show. Turns out there was even…
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