Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue

Hi, folks! TWWK here to add a few comments about an article before Samuru takes it away for the rest of this month’s round-up. Perhaps the biggest news story to come from the world of anime the last few weeks was Nobuhiro Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography. The impact has been pretty widespread, and… Read More Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue

Something More: Cain and Abel in Shiki, Anime in the Christian Life, and 7 Unholy Priests

I didn’t post a column last week, and what a week to skip – there were a number of provocative articles regarding anime and spirituality.  But that just means that this column, I’m including twice as much goodness! Frank tells how Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha paints a picture of the Christian relationship with God, despite… Read More Something More: Cain and Abel in Shiki, Anime in the Christian Life, and 7 Unholy Priests

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Diving into Japanese Ghost Stories

In this week’s Brain Diving column on the Anime News Network site, Brian Ruh (a fellow Austinite who literally works just a few blocks away from me) discusses A Gathering of Spirits: Japan’s Ghost Story Tradition: From Folklore and Kabuki to Anime and Manga, a self-published book by Patrick Drazen.  Ruh reviews the book, giving… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Diving into Japanese Ghost Stories