Madoka Magica is well known for being not only an excellent and memorable anime, but also one that made religious symbolism look easy. Thus, it's fairly intimidating to write anything about this anime, despite its massive potential for commentary. Even more intimidating is that BtT's original founder, Charles (TWWK) also wrote a very well worded… Continue reading Holy Week: Kaname Madoka as a Christ Figure
I love Christmas. It has always been a magical time of the year for me and somehow, I always ended up cheery just because its the Christmas season. Though, this year was the first for me where not only does it not feel like Christmas, I also haven't been very cheery at all. I could… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: Shugo Chara and Hope
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. For today's post, an anonymous reader sent the following: The question that I wanted to ask concerns the series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I know that several people have given it positive reviews here, but I can't help feel that I'm sinning by… Continue reading Untangled: Christianity Forbids Jojo Part 3’s Tarot Cards?
The anime movie Hal, a lovely piece from Wit Studio and Production IG, aired just one year ago in June 2013. Thus, it was a pleasant and refreshing surprise when I learned that Funimation had picked up the rights to dub and will be releasing the film in the US! Especially since I don't believe… Continue reading Anime Movie Review: Hal
The second season (and part 3) of Jojo is upon us and going strong! And my spirits have been renewed by the news that Crunchyroll is streaming all the episodes of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure! Now everyone can watch it with no fear or guilt! Check it out here: Watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at Crunchyroll Since I'm… Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Finding Strength in Your Flaws
Digging deep (but not too deep!) into my past, I remember wanting to be like someone else constantly. Because to me, I was dorky, not pretty, and not interesting at all. It was not that I wanted to be like a particular someone, but more like “popular like this person”, “friendly like that person”, or… Continue reading Inari Konkon Koi Iroha and Accepting Who You Are
Stop; take a breath. We're just past the halfway mark of the winter anime season. I can feel the warm breezes of spring coming (along with Jojo part 3! \o.o/). With the crazy snowstorms behind us and the feeling a bit of a chilly winter still nipping at our noses (or not, if you're living… Continue reading Mid-season review: The winter anime is not as terrible as the weather has been.
There is a certain melancholy feeling I get when I look back on a year. It's all flown by so fast and somehow didn't go how I expected. Goodness, remember all the anime I recommended for the beginning of the year (Spring Anime 2013)? I didn't end up following any of them. One or two… Continue reading A Look Back at the Anime of 2013: The Good, The Bad, and The Titans
The most well known and common struggle humanity faces; Good versus Evil. We see it in fiction, non-fiction, fan fiction and beyond. Cutting through all the choices we make in our lives, it can boil down to this choice; our very human nature reflects this. This is a pretty deep topic that millions of blog… Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Two Brothers
Of all the places I expected to find some interesting thoughts about life and my relationship with God, Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3, aka: the cute girls playing airsoft anime, was not one of them. But while my eyes are still sparkling too much over Free! and my mind is still trying… Continue reading Locked and Loaded and Ready to Advance.