Wonder Egg Priority (WEP) has felt like the successor to Puella Magi Madoka Magica in many ways throughout its run, but in episode seven, it almost went full Madomagi by driving the stakes to their utmost height—to the death of one of the main characters. But as has been consistent with WEP, what it did… Read More Wonder Egg Priority, Episode 7: The Scars to Prove It (or, Love for the Moms, the Cutters, and the Drunks)
I’ve been dreading episode seven of Horimiya for weeks before it aired. Well, not episode seven exactly—I was anxious for whatever episode it would be where that happens, the episode which corresponds to events in chapter 36 of the manga (spoilers ahead). Through a source, I learned that it would happen this week, so I… Read More Horimiya: They Did It! Why it Matters (And How It Doesn’t)
I first watched Neon Genesis Evangelion as an 18 year old, new to the anime medium. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I was just enthralled by all the large-scale combat between the angels and the Eva units. With the series dropping on Netflix, I decided to re-watch the series in 2020. Let me tell you, now as… Read More Newman’s Nook: What’s in a Name?
“Young boy, like a cruel angel’s thesis, Live up to be a legend…” Neon Genesis Evangelion (which means “the Gospel of the New Beginning” in Greek) is a very complicated show, and a messy one. It is clever. It is very, very human. It is filled with horror, disgust, tenderness, and wonder in equal measure.… Read More A Kind Angel’s Thesis: Evangelion and the Apocalypse
This guest post was written by longtime support and contributor to our ministry, Bob Aarhus. I encourage you to also read his excellent article about Kimi no na wa (Your Name). If you have not yet watched at least the first episode of Wonder Egg Priority, stop reading now. Even if you have no intention… Read More WONDER EGG PRIORITY: We Don’t Talk About These Things
Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has a passion for fiction and storytelling. He also enjoys listening to Kendrick Lamar, playing Pokemon, and doing both at the same time. The smell of fresh-grounded coffee… Read More Seeing the World in Color
Why do you post about yaoi on a Christian blog? We receive this question from time to time across our various platforms when we post, say, fan art from Given on Tumblr or a first impression piece on a yuri series here on the website. And it is a good question, one I want to… Read More Is it Okay for a Christian to Watch Yaoi and Yuri Anime?
I don’t have a special affinity for Deku, the previous little cinnamon roll who is destined to become the number one hero in the world of My Hero Academia. He’s a little too sugary sweet for me, a confection that isn’t particular to my taste. That analogy to a cinnamon roll is actually spot on,… Read More Deku Doesn’t Worship the World (But I Do)
One of my favorite scenes in anime is, unsurprisingly, from my favorite series, Oregairu. In it, the stubborn loner, Hachiman Hikigaya, finally admits through tears in his eyes that what he really desires is something genuine out of his service club relationships. It’s not enough to just have superficial relationship with his beloved friends, nor… Read More Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans
My Hero Academia seemed to arrive at just the right time. The anime premiered just as many of the shounen greats of the past were coming to an end, and there was a need for a monster one to replace them as the show that would define a generation of young anime fans. MHA was… Read More Eri the Bruised Read