Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Today’s guest post comes from medical school student, Dimas, and takes a look at how Christianity is sometimes depicted in one of two ways, as through Kirei Kotomine, when it is in fact neither. Christian tone and symbolism in the Japanese media and in particular anime are mostly used as a flavoring so to say;… Read More Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn

Today’s guest post comes from The Varangian, a writer and podcaster who comes to us through his friend (and yours and ours), Medieval Otaku. I hope you enjoy his excellent reflections on the most recent episode of The Rising of the Shield Hero which, if you haven’t seen it yet, in turn demonstrates just how… Read More Reflections on The Rising of the Shield Hero, Episode 4: Lullaby at Dawn

Communion and the Food of the Gods in Restaurant to Another World

Today’s article is from Dr. Steve, who previously graced us with a wonderful piece about Interview with Monster Girls. We’re proud to post his latest, about one of this season’s series, Restaurant to Another World! Watching anime has typically been a communal experience for me. My first real encounter with anime—the one that actually got… Read More Communion and the Food of the Gods in Restaurant to Another World