The Spiritual Inspiration for “Life is Like a Boat” (Bleach’s First ED)

For a series as high energy as Bleach, there’s a surprising thread of loneliness that consistently runs through the anime. Each of the main characters have experienced either loss or abandonment, and themes like adoption and abuse affects others. The first ending song, “Life is Like a Boat,” hints at this tone, beginning with solitary… Read More The Spiritual Inspiration for “Life is Like a Boat” (Bleach’s First ED)

Your Story is Infinitely More Interesting Than Asuna’s and Rukia’s

I like to think that I’m a sophisticated viewer, one who not only appreciates but genuinely enjoys art house anime. But the reality is, while I do like some series that are unknown to many viewer, I also enjoy a number of popular shounen series, which is perhaps why the biggest disappointments I’ve had in… Read More Your Story is Infinitely More Interesting Than Asuna’s and Rukia’s

TangleCast 22: Our “Favorite” Anime – Kaze

Concluding our series on our favorite anime, JP (Japesland) and Kaze take the conversation in a very different direction, instead defining “favorite” (the quotes in the title are on purpose!) as “most impactful.” Many of you are likely familiar with Kaze’s strict anime grading standards, so his unique pick may surprise you! Also, we managed not to spoil it… Read More TangleCast 22: Our “Favorite” Anime – Kaze

Something More: Maria Watches Over Japan, Eschatology of Korra, and a New Christian Anime Forum

As another anime season draws to an end, it’s time to get excited about new series around the corner! But before that, we have season and series finales coming up, and with the importance that ideas like salvation, grace, and transformation play in many anime, it’s a rich time to dig into spiritual topics as… Read More Something More: Maria Watches Over Japan, Eschatology of Korra, and a New Christian Anime Forum