When we kicked off this summertime series celebrating slice-of-life, I ended my introduction with the hope that over the weeks to come, we’d be able to highlight the heart of God in this humble genre, and maybe even convince you that he loves slice-of-life too. Well, I think my fellow writers have done a splendid… Read More Summer of SoL: Slice-of-Life as Parable
As human beings, from the moment we are born and say “hello” to the world, we are destined to say “goodbye.” We say “hello” to our new parents with an earth-shattering cry while at the same time leaving the safety and comfort of the womb. We say hello to that new shiny vehicle while simultaneously… Read More Summer of SoL: Aria and Learning When to Let Go
With Crunchyroll growing in its share of and prominence in the North American anime industry (case in point: news of CR’s acquisition of Right Stuf dropped during the convention), it’s no surprise that Crunchyroll Expo has become one of the country’s preeminent anime conventions. Big guests and big announcements marked this past weekend’s 2022 event.… Read More Vtuber Events, Anime Announcements, and Musical Acts Rocking Out at Crunchyroll Expo 2022!
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Personally, I’d say that I’m a pessimist, if only because of my penchant for overthinking every single situation and action to the point of exhaustion. So why then am I such a fan of slice-of-life shows where, as one aniblogger puts it, “good things will happen to kind… Read More Summer of SoL: Optimism and Learning to Hope
As fans well know, Non Non Biyori is a show punctuated by pauses. In fact, many of the top comments on Crunchyroll have to do with viewers who’ve checked their internet connection or refreshed the page mid-watch, thinking that the stream must have stalled. These “frozen moments” are unique to the anime adaptation of the… Read More Summer of SoL: Non Non Biyori & What Happens in the Pauses
The summer 2022 anime season is in full gear! And that means it’s time for our seasonal list of top anime openings! Here are the five OP that are hot like the summer! Here are the five series we selected: “Daten” by Creepy Nuts, Call of the Night “ALIVE” by ClariS, Lycoris Recoil “Teppen Tengoku… Read More Five Best Openings (OP) of the Summer 2022 Anime Season
I have heard it said that slice-of-life series do not engage viewers intellectually, in that they do not have complex plots or go deep like dramas. Yet, this criticism overlooks the fact that beneath the slow and easy-going pace of each episode, slice-of-life anime often center on meaningful themes. But rather than packaging them with… Read More Summer of SoL: Resting in a Busy World (or Another World)