One of my favorite scenes in anime is, unsurprisingly, from my favorite series, Oregairu. In it, the stubborn loner, Hachiman Hikigaya, finally admits through tears in his eyes that what he really desires is something genuine out of his service club relationships. It’s not enough to just have superficial relationship with his beloved friends, nor… Read More Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans
The Elusive Samurai is the newest series by Yusei Matsui, creator of Assassination Classroom. Instead of a science fiction series set at a school, The Elusive Samurai is a piece of historical fiction about a real life samurai named Hojo Tokiyuki and set in the year 1333. The manga begins by introducing the heroes of… Read More Manga First Impression: The Elusive Samurai
Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has a passion for fiction and storytelling. He also enjoys listening to Kendrick Lamar, playing Pokemon, and doing both at the same time. The smell of fresh-grounded coffee… Read More Seeing the World in Color
Oh wow, this episode… Welcome back to this week’s breakdown for The Promised Neverland! Season 2, episode 3 covers chapters 50 to 52, and the last part of Chapters 53-55. Let’s just say…certain scenes and characters have been adapted very differently, so I’m gonna do my best to go through everything while maintaining separation of… Read More The Promised Neverland Season 2, Episode 3: Lost Panels, New Scenes
Why do you post about yaoi on a Christian blog? We receive this question from time to time across our various platforms when we post, say, fan art from Given on Tumblr or a first impression piece on a yuri series here on the website. And it is a good question, one I want to… Read More Is it Okay for a Christian to Watch Yaoi and Yuri Anime?
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl series that shook up the genre and the entire medium. Hailed as a deconstruction of the series type (though it might best be described as subverting expectations), it also ended in a profound and moving way, and has… Read More Fanart: Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary
I don’t have a special affinity for Deku, the previous little cinnamon roll who is destined to become the number one hero in the world of My Hero Academia. He’s a little too sugary sweet for me, a confection that isn’t particular to my taste. That analogy to a cinnamon roll is actually spot on,… Read More Deku Doesn’t Worship the World (But I Do)
Eniale & Dewiela, Vol. 1 Eniale is an angel. Dewiela is a demon. But the two of them are buddies. It’s an Odd Couple situation with two celestial ladies who love fashion, babies, and being over the top to cause the world to spiral. The humor of this series lies in the absurdity of it’s… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: KH3, Eniale & Dewiela, and Reset!
My Hero Academia seemed to arrive at just the right time. The anime premiered just as many of the shounen greats of the past were coming to an end, and there was a need for a monster one to replace them as the show that would define a generation of young anime fans. MHA was… Read More Eri the Bruised Read
We’re super excited this season for the return of Laid-back Camp, the peaceful and funny series about camping girls. The first episode of season two put us into the past, showing ace camper Rin Shima (“Shimarin”) on her very first solo camping adventure, several years prior to the current day. This piece of fanart helps… Read More Fanart Friday: Shimarin’s First Laid-Back Camping Trip