Twitter can be a wonderful tool. It's great for networking, establishing relationships, and finding out about news and new ideas. It can also feed a blog. A few weeks back, Otakurean, Prede and I were tweeting, and Otakurean mentioned that the father in Serial Experiments Lain was symbolic of God. I was confused at first… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Serial Experiments Lain
It's tradition to say (or pray) what you're thankful for on Thanksgiving. It's no surprise that anime bloggers would write about anime they're thankful for. Wintermuted at Anime Diet recently gave a great list of streaming classics to be thankful for, followed by another excellent list of streaming anime. I've thought of doing something similar, but… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Giving Thanks
A question nagging my heart lately is one that every fan faces at one time or another with serious contemplation, a passing thought, or somewhere in between. I'm talking about the question of whether or not it's right to watch fansubs. Arguments are strong on both sides, and to tell the truth, I haven't sat… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: What Price Fandom?
Lisa Katayama wrote a post about Saint Young Men, a manga series depicting Jesus and Buddha as modern day roommates - an interesting concept, to say the least. I'm sure there's a mixed bag of good and offensive in the series. One line in the Tokyomango post makes me go "BAH," however: Jesus is a… Continue reading Sprituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jesus and Buddha are Roomies
Working!! is coming to America. YES! Robert's Anime Corner Blog covered NIS America's announcement that it has licensed Working!! for release in March. I'm really excited! From what I gathered, the buzz for this show was low when it came out, so I had doubts it would ever reach our shores. The show, about a… Continue reading NIS Licenses Working!! (or, Let’s Eat at Wagnaria!!)
I feel as if I'm a semi-dormant volcano, ready to boil over and explode any time - not in anger, but in want of venting. I hesitate to blog about it, because I don't want the subject of this frustration to become known, but I do think maybe this is the best medium for me… Continue reading My Experience with a Voice Actress…or, Get Over Yourself, Minorin!
As I watched the 7th episode of OreImo (Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) the other day, I felt a sort of uneasiness throughout. The episode was just as good as others so far. But...I just couldn't get comfortable enough ti simply enjoy the show. I tried not to think too… Continue reading OreImo Episode 07 and “The Line”
Although my this is off-topic for my blog, I would be remiss not to post about this super cute anime-style short created by three students at National Taiwan University of the Arts. It's really terrific and has Peanut-esque (in music and characterization) and Miyazaki (in animation and creativity) elements to it. It is lovely. I… Continue reading Ebert Posts an Anime-Style Short
Christians often say that their belief is not compartmentalized. It runs through every part of their lives and affects all that one does or thinks. The following drawing, by the wonderful Filipino artist, sA-oHime, shows nothing with Christian overtones, but the verse reflects how faith and life are inextricable. Artist Reflections: I thank GOD above… Continue reading Christian Fanart: sA-oHime
Many of you have probably already read Ghostlightning's latest post, but I though I'd mention it anyway. He discusses an episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, in which a character, Minerva, draws some interesting parallels between character situations and God and Christianity. Ghostlightning's analysis advances the ideas further. It's quite an interesting read, and suddenly… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Symbolism of God and the Cross in Gundam Unicorn