Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day isn't a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Continue reading Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

First Impressions: Cardcaptor Sakura ~ Clear Card Arc

Life is good for Sakura—she's starting junior high, her boyfriend has returned, she continues to keep in touch with her friends, and the clow cards are under control. But in the midst of all this happiness, something is off. Sakura begins having nightmares about a new type of card, clear ones, and a mysterious hooded… Continue reading First Impressions: Cardcaptor Sakura ~ Clear Card Arc

Sakura’s Authentic Face

Episode four of Cardcaptor Sakura is basically a lesson in how to be Asian. Especially within the first five minutes, we get scene after scene of characters putting on a face, acting strong, as if they're fine with a situation when inside, they're really not. Okay, granted, that's not just an Asian thing, but it… Continue reading Sakura’s Authentic Face

The Watery Card and a Time to Wait

In episode three of Cardcaptor Sakura, our heroine is in a tough spot. She wants to capture the Watery Card, which nearly drowned a trainer and penguins at the local aquarium. But Kero tells hers that Watery is very strong and aggressive; the three cards she has attained so far aren't strong enough to capture… Continue reading The Watery Card and a Time to Wait

Revisiting Cardcaptor Sakura

I've been an anime fan for a long time now. While I watched some series religiously before becoming a full-fledged anime fan (and can predate even that with childhood memories of Voltron and Speed Racer), everything came together around 2001 and 2002 with Toonami, and especially airings of Tenchi Muyo! and Cardcaptor Sakura. With the… Continue reading Revisiting Cardcaptor Sakura

The Third Day of Christmas Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura

Card Captor Sakura Episode 35:  "Sakura's Wonderful Christmas" The Christmas Story As Christmas nears, Sakura is worried about what to get Yukito for Christmas.  It's not only Christmas for her crush - it's also Yukito's birthday.  Sakura gets advice on a gift from Meilin and decides to ask Yukito on a date to an amusement… Continue reading The Third Day of Christmas Anime: Cardcaptor Sakura

Aniblogger Testimony: Orthodoxy, Anime, & Me

This is the fifth in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith.  Today's post is by Ed of Manga Out Loud.  The previous posts in this series were written by Lauren Orisini, R86, Nikko, and Arianna. Hi, my name is Ed Sizemore and I’m member of the Orthodox… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Orthodoxy, Anime, & Me

Belldandy, Nagisa, and What it Means to Be Pure

I was dusting out blog drafts, and found this completed entry among them.  I don't know if I would've written it today...but nonetheless, here it is! Several years ago, while I was still in college and unmarried, a group of close guy friends and I had a conversation about “animated women.”  My friend blogged about… Continue reading Belldandy, Nagisa, and What it Means to Be Pure

The First Day of Christmas Anime

Cardcaptor Sakura Episode 35: "Sakura's Wonderful Christmas" The Christmas Story The episode begins with Sakura daydreaming during class.  Afterward, she and Tomoyo begin to talk about Christmas, and Sakura wonders what to get Yukito, whose birthday falls on Christmas Day.  After getting advice from Meilin, she asks Yukito to go to an amusement park with… Continue reading The First Day of Christmas Anime