In conservative Christian culture, there’s this ebb and flow in the reaction to homosexuality, between this uneasy understanding that the church is often not welcoming to the LGBTQ community but also a sincere desire, I believe (among most), to change that, and a doubling down in loudly stomping out anything that would make same-sex relationships… Read More Can Christians Read Yuri Manga and Watch Yuri Anime?
Reunited as teenagers after spending their middle school years apart, Fumi and Akira don’t recognize each other at first, especially since the latter has far surpassed her friend in height (to latter’s dismay)—but everything else remains nearly the same: Akira is spunky and self-confident, Fumi is more gentle and prone to crying, and though they… Read More Review: Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana), Blu-Ray
What do you do, and how do you move forward, after you’ve experienced a bittersweet, youthful love? Happy-Go-Lucky Days, currently streaming at the Asian Pop-up Cinema Festival, examines these questions through three stories, each particular in a variety of ways, but all connected by same threads of sadness, joy, and maturation. Those who have read… Read More Review: Happy-Go-Lucky Days
After our holiday hiatus, Something More has returned! Today’s column features a smattering of wonderful posts from this past week and a few before, as the holidays marked the end of one anime season (and now the beginning of another). Does the style in which lolita characters, including Taiga and Enju, presented in anime pose… Read More Something More: Spiritual Truths in Your Lie in April, Encouragement of Covenant, and Jeanne D’Arc’s Last Temptation