As kids, we all heard stuff we weren’t necessarily meant to as our parents or others held “adult” conversations (or arguments) in front of us, forgetting that children hear all, see all. I don’t know why, then, I’m surprised when one of my kids mentions something from a conversation that wasn’t meant for her ears.… Read More I Might Not Be All-Might, But I Can Be Pretty All-Right
Clione no Akari is a short (literally nine minutes including a full OP) based on an online novel about two students who befriend a bullied girl. The first episode introduces us to Takashi and Akari, two students who don’t participate in the bullying of the sickly Minori, but aren’t strong enough to prevent it. As… Read More First Impression: Clione no Akari
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13 (KJV) I recently heard a wonderful sermon on the value of friendship by Tim Keller. He spoke of how when it comes down to it, friendship is about a person choosing to be intimate with… Read More Charlotte, Episode 13: Welcome Home
So many thing happened in episode 10 of OreGairu 2 – the conclusion of one long arc and a transition into another. Too much happened, frankly – I had to rewatch it to absorb it all. And for an episode where so many plotlines moved along, it’s interesting to note that character development did occur,… Read More OreGairu 2, Episode 10: You Change, I Change
And Yet the Town Moves (Soremachi) follows the misadventures of a would-be maid cafe called Maid Seaside Cafe. It’s your basic slice of life anime that goes into the lives of the odd people who work in and happen upon the cafe. My absolute favorite character from the series is the neurotic, obsessive, overly logical… Read More Moriaki’s Love of Truth in And Yet the Town Moves
A little exchange between the optometrist and myself has become an unintentional annual tradition for me. He or she (it occurs no matter who is examining my eyes) will tell me to open my eyes wide, which I do. Then the optometrist asks the same question again, as if I wasn’t listening, and I reply,… Read More “Ching Chong,” My Good Friend Said. Which good friend? My best good friend!
As Kirito Kazuto rushes to the hospital to meet Asuna, he faces one final challenge – the real Sugou, just as crazed as his video game self, but armed with a very real knife. Of course, Kazuto, who surpasses Sugou in physical strength as well as game skills, wins the fight. He holds the knife… Read More Sword Art Online, Episode 25: Oh, Mercy!
The plot thickens! I guess. As Kirito and Leafa continue their march toward Asuna, a group of well-strategized players attempt to block their path. Kirito turns into a giant creature (of course), and slices and eats them up (of course). Afterward, Leafa does the logical thing and tells Kirito that he should join the baddies… Read More Sword Art Online, Episode 19: Here and There, Always the Same