Today’s article is a guest post from Kenneth See, a missionary teacher in Taiwan. You can read more of his writing and connect to him through the Silk Road Mission website. Where you fear to go is where you must go… Back in 2019 when Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) premiered, it became an instant… Read More Demon Slayer and Salvation in the “Sonlight”
The Star Wars saga begins with the specter of the Empire literally hanging over the rebellion, as a Star Destroyer approaches and attacks the Tantive IV, Leia Organa’s small vessel. A destructive and violent Darth Vader boards the corvette, but meets his match in the diminutive princess. Though he arrests her, she is defiant and… Read More Review: Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Vol. 1 (Manga)
Following up our recent interview with the directors of Appare-Ranman, Caitlin Glass and Shawn Gann, we’ve had the opportunity to also speak with a number of the voice actors involved in the dubbed version of this wonderful anime about a diverse group of characters involved in a transcontinental car race. First up are Lee George… Read More Interview with Lee George, Ivan Jasso, and Emi Lo of Appare-Ranman!
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In 2017, Spoke Art opened an exhibition in its San Francisco gallery featuring pieces inspired by the works of acclaimed and Oscar-winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki. A success, they would repeat it in the following years, traveling the show to New York and then Los Angeles, showing hundreds of varied pieces with all this is common:… Read More My Neighbor Hayao: A Dreamy Collection of Miyazaki-Inspired Art
Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 13 After thirteen volumes, Ao Haru Ride has come to an end, but instead of celebratory feelings, I couldn’t shake an irksome question: Why is it that this story just never really works? The unlikeable lead characters are one reason, with Kou and Futaba hurtling forward, especially in this volume, without… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, TPN Side Story, and the Final Ao Haru Ride
Why has Toradora retained its popularity all these years while other anime romcoms, so beloved in their time, have gone by the wayside? I would say that a substantial reason for its enduring admiration is because of the development of the central relationship between Ryuuji and Taiga: It’s messy and authentic, and actually leads somewhere.… Read More Ryuuji is Mine! Taiga’s Protection and Jealousy
With the exception of Kimari, the four teenage girls on the Antarctic expedition team in A Place Further Than the Universe all have issues in developing strong friendships (and even Kimari has a struggle with her best friend, Megu). But Yuzu, the social media celebrity whose status was able to get the other three onto… Read More A Friendship Wilder Than the Universe
Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
As of this posting, the United States is just over three weeks from Election Day, and while every presidential election is significant, this one comes during a moment of particular crisis in the country. Divisions are deep and visible, and the country is moving further away from reconciliation than towards it. Social media posts are… Read More Great Pretender, Human Love