One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
Today’s guest post is by sleepminusminus, who previously wrote a wonderful article on Hyouka for us. Today, he posts on another beloved anime of that era: Chuunibyou, Love, and Other Delusions. I love Chuunibyou. If I’m being honest, it’s because it’s cute. But if I’m being more reflective, it’s because the show is rich with… Read More Guest Post: Love, Christianity, and Other (True) Delusions
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
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
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
Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs are ubiquitous during the holiday season. In my household, we have Michael Bublé, Martina McBride, Andrea Bocelli, and MercyMe playing constantly. The music of the season has become part of the holiday tradition for many families. A lesser tradition here on this blog is my rewording of a… Read More My Favorite Things (2012)
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