Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You finally hits theaters last week, and our podcast team was super excited to see it. Did it meet their expectations? Was it as good as Your Name? Did they notice the cameos? And what does the theme of the Weathering with You have to do with our everyday lives? Listen… Read More TangleCast 70: Weathering (and Worrying) with You
For most kids, the first day of middle school is something to look forward to. For Hitori Bocchi (yes, that’s her name), it’s the day she’s been dreading the most. Suffering from a clinical level of social anxiety disorder, she only had one friend growing up, and that friend not only goes to a different… Read More First Impression: Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu
I love how sports anime portray different strengths and weaknesses. In Haikyuu!!, for example, Hinata Shouyou enters high school volleyball majorly lacking in two areas: height and experience. People consistently underestimate him because of this, and no one would blame Hinata if he gave up—at the very least, they’d expect him to envy his taller peers. Instead,… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Valuing Strength that Lasts
The first 75-episode season of Daiya no Ace (Ace of the Diamond) ended on a hopeful note, but I admit that Sawamura Eijun had me worried. For those of you who haven’t watched Daiya no Ace: Sawamura is the main character in this baseball anime. And yes, as usual, “main character” means pitcher. But he’s not the ace. Nope, even after seventy-five… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Strength from the Yips
Many of us know the overworked-fever-faint trope. In Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Misaki tries to balance her part-time job and her duties as student body president. The stress builds up, and she gets sick, but she refuses to acknowledge it until she faints and Usui carries her home from work in the first episode. Of course, she doesn’t… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: My Version of the Overworked Faint Trope
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. For today’s post, we received the following from a forum member through the Christian Anime Alliance forums: Something has been bothering me a lot lately, and that is unanswered prayers. I am told that prayers either go amiss because of sins that… Read More Untangled: Why is God Silent?