Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! On this day, we celebrate that Christ has risen, and with him so have all we who believe in his name. His death and victory paved the way for our own salvation, for life now and into eternity. What a thing to commemorate. What a joy to know! I hope that this… Read More Happy Easter!

Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Our final thematic post this Holy Week was written by Twwk and originally posted two years ago this past Thursday in the now-discontinued Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted today by permission. Leon, a student at Shaher Observatory, is an absolute brat in the anime Violet Evergarden. Despite his good looks and high IQ,… Read More Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with an article about two recent popular shows featuring characters with disabilities—Violet Evergarden and In/Spectre. If there’s one series in recent years that expertly pulls at the heartstrings, it’s Violet Evergarden. But as stirring as the show is and despite how beloved it’s become, Violet… Read More In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

12 Days of Christmas Anime (and Manga!): A Very My Hero Academia Christmas

Day 12: Celebration In Chapter 242 of the My Hero Academia manga, it’s Christmas at U.A. High School! The students in the dorms all celebrate the holiday together dressed in Santa costumes. They discuss their upcoming winter break internship plans. And that’s about it. Christmas in this chapter is window dressing. The chapter is not about… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime (and Manga!): A Very My Hero Academia Christmas