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13th May '16 2:02:19 AM Az_Tech341
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* At the start of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', Gin and Hana attend a Christian church service just so they can get a free handout of some food. Hana at least seems to actually be a believer, to some degree, at least enough so that she muses about how, if God could impregnate a virgin woman, He could almost certainly get a transsexual such as herself with child.

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* At the start of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', Gin and Hana attend a Christian church service just so they can get a free handout of some food. Hana at least seems to actually be a believer, to some degree, at least enough so that she muses about how, if God could impregnate a virgin woman, He could almost certainly get a transsexual such as herself with child.



* Hyoga, the Cygnus Saint in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. He inherited it from his mother Natasha (and only parent he got to know), who was Russian; he owned a rosary as a TragicKeepsake from his MissingMom [[spoiler: which [[PocketProtector saved his life]] at some point]], and in one of the movies his friends asked him about Christianity in itself since they're dealing with Lucifer. Specially weird in that, like all characters in the story, he acknowledges Athena, and the other Greek gods, and even follows her as a WarriorMonk of sorts. Maybe another example of how the Japanese are fine with mixing religions, this time with two foreign ones?

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* Hyoga, the Cygnus Saint in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. He inherited it from his mother Natasha (and only parent he got to know), who was Russian; he owned a rosary as a TragicKeepsake from his MissingMom [[spoiler: which [[PocketProtector saved his life]] at some point]], and in one of the movies his friends asked him about Christianity in itself since they're dealing with Lucifer. Specially Especially weird in that, like all characters in the story, he acknowledges Athena, and the other Greek gods, and even follows her as a WarriorMonk of sorts. Maybe another example of how the Japanese are fine with mixing religions, this time with two foreign ones?
13th May '16 1:58:44 AM Az_Tech341
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* The persecution of Christians is part of the background in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', which is touched upon in the episode showing the Dutch East India Company as well as one revolving around a supposed descendant of Francis Xavier, who manipulates Japanese Christians. Japanese Christians ultimately are part of a reveal at the end of the series [[spoiler: namely that Fuu's DisappearedDad (the "Samurai who smells from Sunflowers") was one, and he left the family to not involve them in the persecutions]].

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* The persecution of Christians is part of the background in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', which is touched upon in the episode showing the Dutch East India Company as well as one revolving around a supposed descendant of Francis Xavier, who manipulates Japanese Christians. Japanese Christians ultimately are part of a reveal at the end of the series [[spoiler: namely that Fuu's DisappearedDad (the "Samurai who smells from Sunflowers") was one, and he left the family to not involve them in the persecutions]].prevent their persecution]].
6th May '16 3:26:23 PM DarkHunter
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** The Amakusa Catholics (named for the RealLife teenaged [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amakusa_Shir%C5%8D Japanese Catholic revolutionary]]) also show up. Kaori used to belong to them, before striking out on her own.

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** The Amakusa Catholics (named for the RealLife teenaged [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amakusa_Shir%C5%8D org/wiki/Amakusa_Shiro Japanese Catholic revolutionary]]) also show up. Kaori used to belong to them, before striking out on her own.
6th May '16 8:58:52 AM Pichu-kun
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* WeddingsInJapan -- Conspicuous by being done in the Christian style. Whatever religion they follow, most Japanese aren't strict enough to mind doing another faith's tradition, and Christian weddings are comparably inexpensive and pretty. The usual adage about the Japanese's tendency to mash up religious practices is: "Born Shinto, marry Christian, die Buddhist".

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* WeddingsInJapan -- Conspicuous by being done in the Christian style. Whatever religion they follow, most Japanese aren't strict enough to mind doing another faith's tradition, and Christian weddings are comparably inexpensive and pretty. The usual adage about the Japanese's tendency to mash up religious practices is: "Born Shinto, marry Christian, die Buddhist".



* ''Manga/SailormMoon'':

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* ''Manga/SailormMoon'':''Manga/SailorMoon'':



* SenseiChan Megu-nee from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is heavily implied to be Christian. In the manga there was a minor background character during Miki's backstory who was a Christian senior. In the anime she received a [[AscendedExtra slightly bigger role]] as Taroumaru's owner.

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* SenseiChan Megu-nee from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is heavily implied to be Christian. In the manga there was a minor background character during Miki's backstory who was a Christian senior. In the anime she received a [[AscendedExtra slightly bigger role]] as Taroumaru's owner.owner and is [[RelatedInTheAdaptation related to Megu-nee]], which only supports Megu-nee being Christian more.
6th May '16 8:55:38 AM Pichu-kun
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* ChristmasInJapan -- Almost always secular (except when this trope comes into play), and with some different traditions.
** One of which is that Christmas is considered a couples' holiday, the family holiday being New Year's.

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* ChristmasInJapan -- Almost always secular (except when this trope comes into play), and with some different traditions.
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traditions. One of which is that Christmas is considered a couples' holiday, the family holiday being New Year's.



* WeddingsInJapan -- Conspicuous by being done in the Christian style. Whatever religion they follow, most Japanese aren't strict enough to mind doing another faith's tradition, and Christian weddings are comparably inexpensive and pretty.
** The usual adage about the Japanese's tendency to mash up religious practices is: "Born Shinto, marry Christian, die Buddhist".

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* WeddingsInJapan -- Conspicuous by being done in the Christian style. Whatever religion they follow, most Japanese aren't strict enough to mind doing another faith's tradition, and Christian weddings are comparably inexpensive and pretty. \n** The usual adage about the Japanese's tendency to mash up religious practices is: "Born Shinto, marry Christian, die Buddhist".



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[ChurchMilitant Kaori]] uses how Christianity in Japan had to go underground and blend with the dominant religions in Japan as justification for why she (a Christian) is able to fight an archangel.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
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[[ChurchMilitant Kaori]] uses how Christianity in Japan had to go underground and blend with the dominant religions in Japan as justification for why she (a Christian) is able to fight an archangel.



* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', one of Kenshin Himura's strongest opponents was Shougo Mutou aka Amakusa, a Christian ReligiousBruiser trying to end the persecution of his fellow believers by helping a "holy man" overthrow the Japanese government, and basically an {{expy}} of real life Christian leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiro_Amakusa Shiro Amakusa.]] Kenshin essentially ended up fighting ''[[KungFuJesus Samurai Jesus]]''. And ''winning''.

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* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', one ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
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of Kenshin Himura's strongest opponents was Shougo Mutou aka Amakusa, a Christian ReligiousBruiser trying to end the persecution of his fellow believers by helping a "holy man" overthrow the Japanese government, and basically an {{expy}} of real life Christian leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiro_Amakusa Shiro Amakusa.]] Kenshin essentially ended up fighting ''[[KungFuJesus Samurai Jesus]]''. And ''winning''.



* It appears that most of the ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' cast are Catholic.
** The subject of the actual faith of the characters is only brought up a few times, surprisingly. One character ([[spoiler: Shiori]]) wants to become a nun, and another is revealed to be both Christian and belongs to a Buddhist family (Shimako). Also, many of the characters can be seen praying before the Virgin Mary statue. There's also the school trip to Rome, where the characters visit the Vatican. Finally, most of the students are seen in Church, praying and singing. Although, it's mentioned outright at one point that one does not have to be a Christian to attend Lillian. There's only one character so far that is mentioned to not be Christian.

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* It appears that most of the ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' cast are Catholic.
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Catholic. The subject of the actual faith of the characters is only brought up a few times, surprisingly. One character ([[spoiler: Shiori]]) wants to become a nun, and another is revealed to be both Christian and belongs to a Buddhist family (Shimako). Also, many of the characters can be seen praying before the Virgin Mary statue. There's also the school trip to Rome, where the characters visit the Vatican. Finally, most of the students are seen in Church, praying and singing. Although, it's mentioned outright at one point that one does not have to be a Christian to attend Lillian. There's only one character so far that is mentioned to not be Christian.



* At the start of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', Gin and Hana attend a Christian church service just so they can get a free handout of some food.
** Hana at least seems to actually be a believer, to some degree, at least enough so that she muses about how, if God could impregnate a virgin woman, He could almost certainly get a transsexual such as herself with child.
* In ''Manga/WanderingSon'', Saori Chiba converts to Christianity. Whether she does this out of true conviction or out of some misplaced feeling of guilt is not quite clear. In any case, she's not very diligent in attending Church.

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* At the start of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', Gin and Hana attend a Christian church service just so they can get a free handout of some food.
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food. Hana at least seems to actually be a believer, to some degree, at least enough so that she muses about how, if God could impregnate a virgin woman, He could almost certainly get a transsexual such as herself with child.
* In ''Manga/WanderingSon'', ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
** Early into the series,
Saori Chiba converts to Christianity. Whether she does this out of true conviction or out of some misplaced feeling of guilt is not quite clear. In any case, she's not very diligent in attending Church.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the character [[{{Jerkass}} Kyouko Sakura]] is one, given that her father was a preacher. (Likely a Protestant minister, for obvious reasons.) On the other hand she no longer seems to be practicing the religion in any fashion. [[spoiler: It's appropriate, since the story has numerous references to {{Faust}}...and Kyouko made a DealWithTheDevil that went ''[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor very wrong]]'' and finished in a PaterFamilicide.]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** The
character [[{{Jerkass}} Kyouko Sakura]] is one, given that her father was a preacher. (Likely a Protestant minister, for obvious reasons.) On the other hand she no longer seems to be practicing the religion in any fashion. [[spoiler: It's appropriate, since the story has numerous references to {{Faust}}...and Kyouko made a DealWithTheDevil that went ''[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor very wrong]]'' and finished in a PaterFamilicide.]]



** Homura mentioned having gone to a Catholic school prior to transferring.

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** Homura mentioned having gone to a Catholic school prior to transferring.transferring though it's [[AmbiguouslyChristian left vague]] if she is Catholic herself.



* Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' might be examples. They're searching for the Messiah, and Uranus even sports a cross at times. There is certainly a lot of Catholic imagery in the S season. Michiru telling the story of Adam and Eve and referring to them as the first man and woman drives the point home.

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* ''Manga/SailormMoon'':
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Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' might be examples. They're searching for the Messiah, and Uranus even sports a cross at times. There is certainly a lot of Catholic imagery in the S season. Michiru telling the story of Adam and Eve and referring to them as the first man and woman drives the point home.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has an interesting example in Knight of the Cross Shiro, who was born and raised in Japan, and was accidentally baptised while attending an Elvis Presley concert (some Baptists in the audience asked if he wanted to meet "The King," and Shiro's faulty-at-the-time grasp of English made him think they meant Elvis). Even though his conversion was by accident, he made an effort to be as good a Christian as he could.
** Considering he was good enough (both in the moral/ethical sense and the skill sense of the word) to become a Knight of the Cross and stay one long enough to grow old, it's safe to say he succeeded.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has an interesting example in Knight of the Cross Shiro, who was born and raised in Japan, and was accidentally baptised while attending an Elvis Presley concert (some Baptists in the audience asked if he wanted to meet "The King," and Shiro's faulty-at-the-time grasp of English made him think they meant Elvis). Even though his conversion was by accident, he made an effort to be as good a Christian as he could.
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could. Considering he was good enough (both in the moral/ethical sense and the skill sense of the word) to become a Knight of the Cross and stay one long enough to grow old, it's safe to say he succeeded.



* The [[CorruptChurch Messian Church]] (or you can spell it Mesian, whatever) in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' is the "endtimes-crazy" type of Christian [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] to such an extreme that they are willing to ''launch nukes'' to bring about their "Thousand Year Kingdom". Though the one that did said action was American [[spoiler:(or claimed to be)]], the majority of Messians you encounter are Japanese.
** They represent the Law Faction - the one representing archetypes as justice, charity, and unity. Also, brainwashing, totalitarianism, and intolerance. The other side's not so hot, either. {{Crapsack World}}, gentlemen.

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* The [[CorruptChurch Messian Church]] (or you can spell it Mesian, whatever) in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' is the "endtimes-crazy" type of Christian [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] to such an extreme that they are willing to ''launch nukes'' to bring about their "Thousand Year Kingdom". Though the one that did said action was American [[spoiler:(or claimed to be)]], the majority of Messians you encounter are Japanese.
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Japanese. They represent the Law Faction - the one representing archetypes as justice, charity, and unity. Also, brainwashing, totalitarianism, and intolerance. The other side's not so hot, either. {{Crapsack World}}, gentlemen.
5th May '16 11:28:04 PM MayumiTsuji
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* SenseiChan Megu-nee from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is heavily implied to be Christian. In the manga there was a minor background character during Miki's backstory who was a Christian senior. In the anime she received a [[AscendedExtra slightly bigger role]] as Taroumaru's owner and [[RelatedInTheAdaptation Megu-nee's aunt]].

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* SenseiChan Megu-nee from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is heavily implied to be Christian. In the manga there was a minor background character during Miki's backstory who was a Christian senior. In the anime she received a [[AscendedExtra slightly bigger role]] as Taroumaru's owner and [[RelatedInTheAdaptation Megu-nee's aunt]].owner.
24th Apr '16 8:55:42 PM Jake
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* ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': That crucifix pendant she wears is at least a strong hint that Misato was a Christian, probably lapsed.




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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'' makes the implied backstory to Misato's cross pendant explicit; WordOfGod states she hasn't been to church since Second Impact. Asuka also turns out to have gone through a similar experience in the wake of her mother's accident, though she's ''slightly'' reevaluated her relationship with God since the whole PeggySue thing happened. Neither of them have really had time to process the revelation that "{{God}}" might actually be nailed to the wall in Gendo Ikari's basement as yet.
18th Apr '16 10:42:23 AM Willbyr
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* Hyoga, the Cygnus Saint in ''SaintSeiya''. He inherited it from his mother Natasha (and only parent he got to know), who was Russian; he owned a rosary as a TragicKeepsake from his MissingMom [[spoiler: which [[PocketProtector saved his life]] at some point]], and in one of the movies his friends asked him about Christianity in itself since they're dealing with Lucifer. Specially weird in that, like all characters in the story, he acknowledges Athena, and the other Greek gods, and even follows her as a WarriorMonk of sorts. Maybe another example of how the Japanese are fine with mixing religions, this time with two foreign ones?

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* Hyoga, the Cygnus Saint in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''. He inherited it from his mother Natasha (and only parent he got to know), who was Russian; he owned a rosary as a TragicKeepsake from his MissingMom [[spoiler: which [[PocketProtector saved his life]] at some point]], and in one of the movies his friends asked him about Christianity in itself since they're dealing with Lucifer. Specially weird in that, like all characters in the story, he acknowledges Athena, and the other Greek gods, and even follows her as a WarriorMonk of sorts. Maybe another example of how the Japanese are fine with mixing religions, this time with two foreign ones?
14th Apr '16 12:02:26 AM IAmTheRooster
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' features Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, based on the real life Christian activist. Except here he's an androgynous AntiVillain NobleDemon sorcerer with a magic sphere.
30th Mar '16 10:00:48 PM yellowrobot27
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* Between 1885 and the start of 2012, there have been 58 unique Prime Ministers of Japan. Seven were Christians (three Catholic, four Protestant), a disproportionately high ratio compared to Japan's general population.

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* Between 1885 and the start of 2012, there have been 58 unique Prime Ministers of Japan. Seven were Christians (three Catholic, four Protestant), a disproportionately high ratio compared to Japan's general population. Since 2016, another Protestant Prime Minister reigned, making the number of Christian Japanese Prime Ministers to be 8 overall in Japan's history.
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