Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Models and Metaphors

Animekritic's post today gave examples of the use of metaphors and models in posts.  A number of interesting, past posts, having to do with anime and theology, are analyzed.  It's a very interesting read and opens the door for a number of interesting past posts having to do with connections between anime and theology.  If… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Models and Metaphors

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 4

Here is final chapter of  "Apostle's Sword."  I've been delighted to present this wonderful story and am sorry to see it come to an end! Even if you didn't read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot.  There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and… Continue reading Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 4

OreImo Episode 04: Here We Go…or No?

Everybody and their momma has been commenting on episode four of Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai (OreImo), with many making judgment that the series is now becoming what everyone thought it would become.  Some like where it's headed (Seanver has been tweeting all day about it).  Others, not so much.  A number… Continue reading OreImo Episode 04: Here We Go…or No?

Angel Beats!! Epilogue Preview is Now Streaming

While there's no certainty about an Angel Beats! sequel (makes sense financially? continuity-wise, maybe not so much?), we do know that the final DVD release of the show in Japan on December 22 will bundle the last episode with an all-new epilogue.  A 30-second preview of the epilogue is now streaming.  Besides T.K.'s "Hooh," I have… Continue reading Angel Beats!! Epilogue Preview is Now Streaming

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: John Addresses the OreImo Leak

John of the AnimeNation Anime News Blog is among the most interesting and knowledgeable writers about anime that I've read.  Today, he posted a reaction to the recent OreImo leak, and though not about spirituality, his comments bring up some interesting ideas regarding the hearts of anime fans, and really, all of us.  John writes,… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: John Addresses the OreImo Leak

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 3

Here is chapter three of the four chapter series, "Apostle's Sword."  This is the penultimate chapter, with the final one coming next Thursday.  If you can't wait, you read "Apostle's Sword" in it's entirety now at Fanfiction.net. Even if you didn't read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot.  There… Continue reading Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 3

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Nerd Religions

One blog that I've followed religiously in recent years is Topless Robot, run by Rob Bricken.  Timely and often hilarious, Bricken's site discusses all forms of nerdery, including anime on occasion, as Bricken was editor of Anime Insider magazine and wrote for Anime News Network for a time.  Religion is only very occasionally discussed, though never deeply. … Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Nerd Religions

Finding the Invisible God in…OreImo (Episode 3)

Series: Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (OreImo) Episode Title: "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute" Related Bible Verses:  Luke 6:27-31 Overview Judging by early previews in the anime blogosphere, not too many people were expecting much out of OreImo.  But three episodes in, many of those same bloggers have… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…OreImo (Episode 3)

You Raise Me Up

The opening of an anime can set the entire tone for a series.  A great one will hook an audience (see Neon Genesis Evangelion); a weak one, and producers might lose viewers before the series has even started. Beyond that, an opening needs to be appropriate for the series.  One the prettiest and most appropriate… Continue reading You Raise Me Up

Christmas in October

This week, my wife went Christmas shopping.  She gathered lots of goodies for three packages full of presents, like magnifying glasses, crayons and clothes.  We excitedly wrapped the presents while watching Glee, and explained to our toddler son that these presents are not for him.  They are for children like Gina: Gina is 12. Her… Continue reading Christmas in October