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Gods and Shoguns: Christianity in Japan
Hosted by Jeffrey Rubin

Christian characters and iconography are extremely popular themes in anime. They cross all genres, from Kotomine Kirei in Fate/Stay Night to the almost limitless number of Catholic school girls in shoujo manga. But why? Christians only represent about half of a percent of Japan's population. In this short history of Christianity in Japan, you'll learn why such a minor religion is so disproportionately represented in anime and manga.

60 minutes
Fan Panel


Sat, 03/26/2016 at 10:00 AM in Sheraton - The Fens

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