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Re: conlang greetings? (was Re: Let me introduce myself)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 12:20
En réponse à Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>:

> > I don't know if this is an accurate assessment, since i don't get to > watch as much anime as some friends of mine do, but i get the > impression > that it's very common for foreign religious and mythological imagery > and > lore to be borrowed and used however the anime-maker feels like, > whether > its the least bit faithful to the original source or not. Is that > accurate, or do my friends just like the 'weird' anime? :-) >
No, it's accurate. You can find that very much in Sailor Moon, and I don't think you can consider that a 'weird' anime. But the Sailor Moon mythology mixes a lot of Western and Eastern mythological imagery (e.g. the Three Talismans: the Sword, the Mirror and the Jewel, are typically from the Japanese mythology, but in Sailor Moon - at least the anime - they serve to make a sacred cup called the 'Holy Grail' appear :))) ). I've heard that Devilman could be compared very well to the Bible (strangely enough, since at the time he created Devilman, Goo nagai had never read the Bible). Saint Seiya freely adapts the Greek mythology. And of course, NGE is consciously borrowing from the Christian imagery (calling the ennemies 'Angels' is not done by chance :)) ). Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.