Why is no one else like me? I like anime, but I’m told by the Christians around me that it’s a ungodly art. My friends who do like anime, on the other hand, say and do things that don’t reflect my religious values. What do I do? If you’ve ever thought this, you’re not alone.… Read More Finding God in Anime, Vol. 2 Fills the Need for an Otaku Devotional
During our last Light Novel Club meeting, I mentioned some of the changes coming to this column. We’ve been wanting to stir things up, and now feels like the appropriate time to do so as our fearless leader, stardf29, steps down from his role and I take over as club prez. So what does that… Read More Our 38th Next Light Novel Club Selection is The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes!
We continue this time with the fifth volume (and fifth club meeting involving) one of our favorite light novel series, Tearmoon Empire! This time, Gaheret and Jeskai Angel talk about this lovely novel which, is wonderful like the rest, but encounters some issues as well. But before we get into that, I want to let… Read More Light Novel Club Chapter 37: Tearmoon Empire, Vol. 5 (And a New Club Direction!)
Although Made in Abyss is among my favorite series, I delayed watching the sequel film, Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul, for quite some time. You can probably guess the reason: I wasn’t ready to have my heart battered again. And indeed, the movie, which shifts focus toward new character Prushka—the “daughter” of… Read More Nanashi’s Smile in Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul
Volume four of The Executioner and Her Way of Life marks a major shift in the series—and it’s one for the better. While the previous volumes had each focused on a specific villain that needed to be defeated, against the backdrop of Menou’s decision not to assassinate Akari, this one takes a totally different route,… Read More Review: The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Vol. 4
I’ve been scrolling through the “topics” tab on Twitter more often lately, searching for interesting anime-related tweets on which I can comment. Whenever I look through the general “anime” topic, however, I become discouraged and frustrated. From my eyes, most of the tweets making the topic page are falsified in some way, full of grammatical… Read More Kongming’s Right, Eiko: Forget the Numbers, Remember the Songs
I’ve remarked before about my bitterness toward my last church. I’m still holding onto resentment, but healing is in sight—after all, I know both that the people there meant well and that it would be foolhardy to judge them when my own sins are mountainous. But seeing how difficult it’s been to work through even… Read More Spice and Wolf, The Ancient Magus Bride, and Generations Cursed by the Church