Examining Old School Anime: The Saints Point to Christ

Towards the end of one episode of Saint Seiya, the girl running the fighting competition, Saori Kido, pleads with her deceased grandfather for advice on how to deal with the theft of the Golden Cloth armor.  Rather than the monologue I expected, her late grandfather actually appears to her and gives her some consoling advice.  He… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Saints Point to Christ

Examining Old School Anime: Be as Wise as Serpents

Watching the spellbinding fight between Shiryu and Seiya in Saint Seiya, aka Knights of the Zodiac, brought to mind both our Lord’s admonition to “be as wise as serpents” (Matt. 10:16) and a particular interpretation of this counsel.  One thing that one comes to realize as one reads the Church Fathers and ecclesiastical writers through the time… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Be as Wise as Serpents