This is the second in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. Today's post is by R86, frequent contributor on Beneath the Tangles. The previous post in this series was written by Lauren Orisini. In this column, I intend to focus on my experience of anime as a… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimonies: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Otaku: Discovering Christian Messages In Anime
Are Christianity and anime two forms that are so different, they can't be successfully combined? Should one even try? In a post that largely focuses on the anime and religion survey conducted here a while back, The Angry Otaku writes that it's like putting soy sauce on ice cream - the two just don't taste right together. The Angry… Continue reading More Like a Tin Roof Sundae
The deviantART community is home to a large group of Christian arts whose work is influence by anime. Some of the most talented have graciously allowed me to feature pieces of their art, including Beau Soir, sA-oHime, pancake-waddle and Genevieve GT. Today, I'm featuring another amazing artist: ShouYume. She has many wonderful pieces, including several… Continue reading Christian Fanart: Digital Art of Japanese Woodblock Style
Every three months, the anime blogosphere becomes filled with anime viewing guides for the upcoming season. It’s an exciting time for anime fans, as anticipation is at its highest and not yet sullied by disappointing series. It’s also the time where instead of creating my own guide, I do something which I think would much… Continue reading A Guide to the Guides: Spring 2011 Anime Series
This is the first in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. This post is by the always-amazing Lauren Rae Orsini of Otaku Journalist. When I think about the intersection between anime and religion, my thoughts always turn to Katsucon 2010. For those who weren’t there, this was… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Can Anime and Religion Coexist Peacefully?
All We Have is Now Cait Plage EP Release Date: 3.29.11 Review On her website, Cait Plage says, "My one goal in life is to share God’s love with you. My days, hours, and moments are numbered and I want to make them count. All I really have is now!" This theme is ever-present on… Continue reading Music Review: All We Have Is Now by Cait Plage
Check out the video below, which is an album promo for musician and voice actress Cait Plage's new EP, All We Have Is Now, which comes out on March 29. I'll be posting a review of the EP tomorrow.
On March 29, artist, songwriter, and worship leader Cait Plage is releasing All We Have is Now, her new EP. The release "shares what God has placed openly on her heart." Cait describes herself as a bubble-tea-sipping singer-songwriter who once voiced Japanese anime and loves a good seaweed salad." I was blessed to have an… Continue reading Interview with Singer and Voice Actress Cait Plage
AnimeAid is among the latest groups in the U.S. otaku community that are playing a visible role in raising funds for the Japanese earthquake victims. A joint venture between major conventions in the Washington DC area, AnimeAid seeks to commit "to the task of assisting fan based support initiatives throughout the area to maximize the impact in assisting… Continue reading Cons Join Together to Create AnimeAid
Another off-topic post (perhaps I'm doing too many personal ones these days), but I felt the need to write. And so, here's how Alexandra Wallace got it wrong, point by point (without nitpicking grammar). 0:20 Wallace mentions the "hordes of Asian people." This is the first of a number of times that she paints Asians… Continue reading Where (Again and Again) Alexandra Wallace Got it Wrong