J. Michael Tatum on Iida, Audience, and Searching for Something Greater

At this year’s Kumoricon, @vintageinmyveins, one of our writers and podcasters (Team Trinity), visited with voice actor J. Michael Tatum. Voicing classic characters like Kraft Lawrence (Spice and Wolf) and Isaac (Baccano!), as well as fan favorites from recent series like Attack on Titan (Erwin Smith) and My Hero Academia (Tenda Iida), Tatum is one… Read More J. Michael Tatum on Iida, Audience, and Searching for Something Greater

TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism

Team Trinity is back! Where did they go you might ask? To Kumoricon, of course, where @vintageinmyveins visited with J. Michael Tatum, the voice actor behind Sebastian (Black Butler), Rintaro (Steins;gate), and Iida (My Hero Academia). Based on Tatum’s thoughtful responses, Team Trinity dives into the method behind acting, the use of art to search for truth, and the nature of philosophy, truth, and existence. Yep, it gets pretty deep.

Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): Is it possible to have an anime about a game (ex. Yu-Gi-Oh) be good?… Read More TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism

Something More: Noragami Religion, Hopeless Black Butler, and Persecuting Naruto

The past two weeks have been overwhelming in terms of just how many articles have been posted relating to anime and religion/spirituality.  There’s so much to dig into – I hope you have as much fun reading through these articles as I did! Are you headed to SuperCon at the end of this month?  If… Read More Something More: Noragami Religion, Hopeless Black Butler, and Persecuting Naruto

Something More: Junketsu No Maria and the Church…Oh Boy…

One of the more interesting series this season is Junketsu no Maria, which I became aware of through my friend Alexander, of Ashita no Anime.  The first group of links below discuss the series’ tone toward Catholicism and the Catholic Church, and join another gaggle of terrific posts about religion from anibloggers this week. Junketsu… Read More Something More: Junketsu No Maria and the Church…Oh Boy…

Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

A great thing about being an anime fan is that four times a year, we can get excited about a slate of new series!  While we wait on most of these to begin, a number of bloggers reflect on the final episodes of summer 2014 anime and on series older than those. Draggle digs into… Read More Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Selling Animated Souls, Lupin on a Cross, and Epic Christianity

Lady Saika examines characters that sell their souls, including a certain character in Black Butler. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] On the same blog, MadamAce revisits Spirited Away, commenting on the Shinto aspects of the masterpiece. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] Zeroe4 quotes Angel Beats in his post about the epic quality to Christianity. [Zeroe4]… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Selling Animated Souls, Lupin on a Cross, and Epic Christianity