Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 2 (BD Boxset Review)

Elephants! Germans! Love Triangles! Oh my! That’s right folks, it’s time for Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2! Buckle your elephant-riding seatbelts, prepare your mechanical bathing machines, and get your ship building tools ready to hand because we’re in for another great adventure circumnavigating the choppy waters of Victorian England and no less than two Bermuda… Read More Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 2 (BD Boxset Review)

Sonny Boy, Episode 5: Making of a Judas, Rising of the Beast

Though the series Sonny Boy, which tracks a group of Japanese students who are given superpowers and find themselves transported to alternate universes, has been playing with the idea of salvation since early in the series, episode five more directly alludes to that idea as it crosses into religion. From any perspective, the new angle… Read More Sonny Boy, Episode 5: Making of a Judas, Rising of the Beast

The Ancient Magus Bride Demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal

This article was originally printed on March 19, 2018 in Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. If you enjoy this article, we recommend you check out Never Split the Party: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that Changed My Life) and Always Look Up: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that… Read More The Ancient Magus Bride Demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal

The Small Things that Save the Worlds—or Christian Imagery in The Wonderland’s Isekai

We don’t always need an epic character arc. Not in anime, and not in real life. Sometimes, it’s the smallest of steps that transforms a life. At its heart, despite all the fantastical creatures, stunning scenery and heroic destinies of an isekai adventure, this is what The Wonderland is about: the minor, muted act of… Read More The Small Things that Save the Worlds—or Christian Imagery in The Wonderland’s Isekai