The Old Testament concerns itself, largely, with the story of the interaction between the 12 tribes of Israel and their God. This is oversimplifying the matter, but when the Assyrian Empire conquered Israel, ten of the twelve tribes of Israel were lost to history. Today, we refer to these tribes as the “Ten Lost Tribes.” Recent… Read More Of Kami and Buddhas: Domo, er….Shalom?
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
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
Cross Game is an anime that is suprisingly mature and very subtle in its depictions of romantice love. On Tuesday’s post, I posited that people should stop playing games in love and that it’s important to be honest in what one expects from a relationship. Today, we’ll finish off with a couple more topics related… Read More Cross Game of Love, Part II: Letting Go
Do you remember the movie, Hook? I couldn’t care less that it was trashed by critics upon release; I absolutely loved that movie as a child (and still do). The catch in Spielberg’s Peter Pan story was that Pan was now grown up, and had to return to Neverland to rescue his children, who’d been… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Anime Lover Grows Up
Like many of us, I have a laundry list of anime to watch. So this past week, I dived in. For whatever reason though, I decided to try a show that wasn’t on my checklist. And so, I began Cross Game, not knowing much about it and in fact confusing it with a much older show, Touch… Read More Cross Game of Love, Part I: Playing Games
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”