12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

Seasons greetings to our dear readers!  Gintama ranges four seasons and 367 episodes at the present time and includes quite a few Christmas episodes.  I have already written about the Christmas story told in episode 200.  The present post concerns an earlier Christmas episode from season one.  Gintama might be described as a science-fiction, samurai… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 6: The Irresponsible Captain Tylor and Reverence for the Sacred

May all of our dear readers be enjoying a blessed Advent!  Having watched the original Irresponsible Captain Tylor anime, I thought that I would be writing about justice and mercy and the need to balance the two.  However, while watching the “White Christmas” episode of the OVA, a blasphemous mural of the Madonna and child… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 6: The Irresponsible Captain Tylor and Reverence for the Sacred

The Real Place of Phos’s People in Fractured Humanity

Houseki no Kuni, also known as Land of the Lustrous, does a great job of crafting a mysterious and complex world with very few people.  One of the most interesting developments in the world building comes from Phos’s digestion by a giant snail.  After they get this monster under control and reconstitute Phos from the monster’s… Read More The Real Place of Phos’s People in Fractured Humanity

No One is Saved Alone: Farnese’s Journey to Virtue

Berserk turns many people away with its sex, gore, perversion, and very dark world.  Some might justly wonder whether the series has anything beyond sex, violence, and shock value, but there is plenty of good to the series also.  Much of it comes in watching the heroes becomes better persons throughout the series.  Many people know… Read More No One is Saved Alone: Farnese’s Journey to Virtue