The Curious Incident of the Christianity in the Fictional Setting

Relatively few fictional settings feature Christianity. There are a variety of reasons for this—some good and some…not. Even in the isekai stories of C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy), where the God of the Bible is recognized in other worlds, the inhabitants of those other worlds don’t actually practice “Christianity”… Read More The Curious Incident of the Christianity in the Fictional Setting

First Impression: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

College student and aspiring bureaucrat Souma Kazuya is alone after the death of his last relative, his grandfather. Some of said grandfather’s advice to Souma was to start a family so he wouldn’t be alone. Change of scene: a fantasy world imperiled by monsters. The kingdom of Elfrieden resorts to a centuries-old hero summoning ritual,… Read More First Impression: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

First Impression: The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent!

A sinister cloud spreads through a swamp. Office lady Sei arrives home after working extremely late, only to be transported to another world…along with some other random girl. The local prince ignores Sei and immediately decides the other girl must be the magical Saint they were trying to summon to drive out the monster-spewing miasma.… Read More First Impression: The Saint’s Magic Power Is Omnipotent!

Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)

We’ve entered the age of big-blockbuster, live-action adaptations of anime and manga properties. While common in Japan, it’s been a slow build in the U.S., with most early adaptations flopping commercially (Speed Racer) and/or critically (Dragon Ball: Evolution). While recent ones have been a mixed bag (see the resounding failure that is Netflix’s Death Note),… Read More Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)