Spiritual Dryness and Haruhi’s Melancholy

mel·an·chol·y   [mel-uhn-kol-ee] noun, plural -chol·ies, adjective –noun 1. a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression. 2. sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness. –adjective 4. affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood. 5. causing melancholy or sadness; saddening: a melancholy occasion. 6. soberly thoughtful; pensive. (Source: Dictionary.com) Suzumiya Haruhi is… Read More Spiritual Dryness and Haruhi’s Melancholy

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fractale System as God

Fractale just started airing in Japan (lucky for us, Funimation is simulcasting the series, with episodes appearing just hours after premiering!).  The first episode was nothing at all like I expected, which isn’t entirely a bad thing. One surpring element in the first episode had to do witht he idea that the Fractale system had become a… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fractale System as God

Boyz II Men Cover Utada Hikaru’s “First Love”

Although off topic for my blog, I couldn’t resist writing about this story.  Japanator reported in December that Boyz II Men would be releasing a J-Pop CD.  Entitled COVERED – Winter-, it released on December 22, and featured covered of artists like EXILE and…Utada Hikaru!  That’s right – the three member group (if I remember correctly,… Read More Boyz II Men Cover Utada Hikaru’s “First Love”