I'm working on an essay on Shenmue franchise and religion

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I'm working on an essay on Shenmue franchise and religion

Postby Himuro » Mon May 25, 2015 5:55 pm

The Shenmue franchise is rife with spirituality and religion.

One thing not too many Shenmue fans know is that Shenmue is actually based off of a genre - Shenmo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_and_demons_fiction

It's a genre of Gods and Demons. It's a Chiense genre that traditional mixes spirituality, religion, martial arts, and ethical lessons into a beautiful package. My favorite book of all time, Journey to the West, is one such example, and the book is famous for its Buddhist allegory. I would make the argument that Shenmue is a Taoist allegory, and still blends the religion and martial arts of the genre's tradition.

Something to consider. I'll post the article whenever I get the chance. :)

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Re: I'm working on an essay on Shenmue franchise and religio

Postby KiBa » Mon May 25, 2015 7:08 pm

Very interesting, Himuro. I too liked Journey to the West, as well as Dream of the Red Chamber and Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
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Re: I'm working on an essay on Shenmue franchise and religio

Postby Supa » Wed May 27, 2015 4:02 pm

Interesting, I'd read it once you are done!
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