Something More: Noragami Kami, Japanese Persecution of Christians, and Break Blade Misery

Medieval Otaku compares Rygart’s suffering in Broken Blade to the misery that Christians endure. [Medieval Otaku] Anime Commentary on the March’s writer provides insight about kami and ayakushi while examining an episode of Noragami. [Anime Commentary on the March] Rocklobster brings up the Christian ideas of right and wrong as he reviews Death Note. [Lobster… Read More Something More: Noragami Kami, Japanese Persecution of Christians, and Break Blade Misery

Something More: Chuunibyou Faith, Spiral: The Bond of Salvation, and Pope Francis Manga

Due to the lack of spiritually-inclined articles as of late, I’ve skipped the “Something More” column for the past couple of weeks.  It’s time to catch up! D.M. Dutcher examines how the Blade Children of Spiral: The Bond of Reasoning resemble humanity grasping for salvation from Christ. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Dutcher also delves… Read More Something More: Chuunibyou Faith, Spiral: The Bond of Salvation, and Pope Francis Manga

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 12: A Bigger Perspective

The final episode of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! laid the drama on thick, something I’m not opposed to.  The final conclusion about the chuunibyou stage is an interesting one, and is certainly ripe for interpretation.  Some enjoyed the finale; others thought the final answer strayed from the show’s theme. As for me, I found… Read More Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 12: A Bigger Perspective

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Becoming What You’re Not

Don’t you think you’re trying too hard? – Nibutani, referring to Rikka to Yuta Episode eleven finds Rikka a totally changed individual.  Now normal, she finds it’s hard to adjust after being stuck in eighth grade syndrome for so long.  While Alexander of Ashita no Anime might see this as one making a transition from… Read More Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Becoming What You’re Not

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 08: Falling From (and Into) Faith

There’s no house here anymore.  Dad’s gone, too. Episode 8 of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! continues where seven left off, with Tōka attempting to force Rikka into seeing the visible truth – their father, along with their former house, are gone.  The older sister utters the words above as she tearfully pushes Rikka to… Read More Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 08: Falling From (and Into) Faith