Starting today and continuing every other week, I will be posting reviews for classic anime or just anime that have been out for a while. Some of these will be favorites of mine, others I despise but that are popular. Some will relate to currently running shows. Today’s post is for one of my favorites. Angel… Read More Throwback Thursdays: Angel Beats!
The religious-themed Haibane Renmei was released as an inexpensive box-set last week, and a number of outlets have since reviewed it. ANN’s Theron gives it an “A” and comments on the purposely vagueness of religious aspects of the series, but how many will comment on these themes (us). [Anime News Network] Stig Høgset, a big… Read More Something More: Haibane Renmei Reviews, Aniblogging Sins, and Buddhist Bye-Bye in Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Of Kami and Buddhas is a series of semi-regular posts examining religion in Japan. Ano Hana concluded last week in a teary episode, and though some disliked the finale, I found it fitting and emotionally realistic. The group was now finally reaching its goal of sending Menma on. They were able to bring peace to… Read More Of Kami and Buddhas: The Motivation to Placate Menma’s Ghost
Long before I launched this blog last year, one site, in particular, was making connections between anime and Christianity. In the “Spiritual Bridges,” Scot Eaton of Worship and the Arts, a “missional blog focused on Christ-centered worship, the arts, & Japan,” draws such parallels. His site has a ton of great posts (I’ll link to… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Tales From Earthsea, Forbidden Fruit, and Redemption
Two weeks have passed since Harold Camping’s end-of-the-world predictions failed to materialize. As that day approached, I tried to think of something anime-related to blog about, but I couldn’t find anything adequate to write. Then, I read this entry the other day by the Cajun Samurai on the Christian Anime Alliance boards: I feel the… Read More Kino-pocalypse Now…Or, It’s the End of the World As Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist. – Epicurus Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai has brought me more enjoyment than any show so far… Read More AnoHana: The Sadness and Joy of it All
We’re nothing like God. Not only do we have limited powers, we sometimes are driven to become the Devil himself. – Chapel the Evergreen, Trigun, Episode 23: Paradise Nicholas D. Wolfwood has long been a fan favorite, and why not? He’s possibly the coolest character in Trigun, a series long popular in the U.S.; he’s… Read More Nothing Like God: Redeeming Nicholas D. Wolfwood