Friday, April 23, 2010

Catholic Manga?

Story from The American Papist:

Apparently a student at John Paul the Great University and an artist in Singapore have collaborated on a Catholic manga featuring St. Paul. The first volume is available now on Amazon.

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As a Catholic I'm intrigued, and I wish I could find something like this is Japanese. I think it's a good idea for making religion a little more...appealing(?) to youngsters. On the other hand, though it isn't really substantively important, I have to wonder whether something created by an American and a guy from Singapore is really manga. Sure, it's drawn in the traditional manga style, but does it have to be Japanese to be manga? Food for thought.


  1. Well. I think you had a similar struggle with Avatar the Last Airbender.

  2. Heh heh...I think ultimately I just decided that was a great cartoon that was heavily influenced by anime.

  3. Can't wait to see those ancient Roman empire panty shots!