Examining Old School Anime: Yoko Shiraki’s Imitation of Mary

Here is another article on Ashita no Joe which I have written for Beneath the Tangles. This one examines how Yoko Shiraki fulfills a Marian role in the series. I expect that it will be my last article on this classic anime.

Examining Old School Anime: Yoko Shiraki’s Imitation of Mary

Beneath the Tangles

Greetings to our dear readers!  Having accepted TWWK’s invitation to write for Beneath the Tangles, we decided that blogging about old school anime (anime produced in the 80’s and in prior decades) would make for an interesting addition to the blog and introduce fans to some great old series.  This column shall point out and discuss themes in old school anime from a Catholic viewpoint.  Hopefully, the articles will both encourage you to explore older anime and provide ideas which will enrich your meditations on the Faith.

I skipped writing this column a fortnight ago because a break from blogging and anime felt necessary.  I thought that I would need two months, but two weeks proved more than enough of a refrigerium.  I am taking this opportunity to write my last article on Ashita no Joe before I turn my attention to Space Pirate Captain Harlock.  (The famous Crispin…

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