Crunchyroll recently reported results of a Japanese survey where respondents were asked which anime had the most shocking first episode. The answers themselves were kind of shocking. While the usual suspects were there (School-live, Attack on Titan, and The Promised Neverland, for instance), along with an array of series old and new, some significant series… Read More 15 Shocking First Episodes of Anime Series
Hello, everyone. In the spirit of the season of October and all of the spooky that comes with it, we have a somewhat appropriate topic for you. Its going to be a slightly different format than usual, but that’s because we wanted to try something new. We wanted to invite our readers, as best we… Read More Glory from the Gory, Grace in the Salacious, & the Controversial Lessons in Anime
So the end of the summer approaches, along with that dreaded thing that begins with “s” and ends with “chool.” I hope that, like me, the rest of you are getting as much relaxation in as you can afford, before the familiar rhythm of the school year begins again. Today I thought I’d go back… Read More Ask Sensei: Lightning Round Edition
I’m a little embarrassed. I sang the praises of the first episode of Inuyashiki, both online and in real life. But two episodes in, I dropped the series. Can I just go in my hole and hide now? The thing is, Inuyashiki continues to be a show with high animation quality and one that I… Read More Dropping Inuyashiki and the Bad Feels from Anime
I met with a friend yesterday, and among the myriad of topics we discussed was what happens when you perhaps too tightly guard your child from worldly things. I’ve been thinking more upon this topic after recently reading this article about One Punch Man. I don’t think a lot of Christian folks, unfortunately, realize that… Read More Elfen Lied and Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places
Medieval Otaku compares how Mirai Nikki and Elfen Lied each demonstrate the nature of human sinfulness. [Medieval Otaku] Nick Olson of Christ and Pop Culture includes early scenes from The Secret World of Arrietty among his 25 most memorable of 2012. [Christ and Pop Culture] Suburban Banshee points out a scene involving Catholicism in the… Read More Something More: Christmas Mass in Polar Bear Cafe, the Sins of Mirai Nikki, and Eureka 7’s Spiritual Character
Wouldn’t you know it? Two weeks after I wrapped up this series, I received a request to add another post to it. Ashita is new to the world of aniblogging. I encourage you to check out his site, Ashita no Anime, and to read his wonderfully-written piece below. How my religious life (now a lack… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: Anime helped me become an atheist
This is the first in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith. This post is by the always-amazing Lauren Rae Orsini of Otaku Journalist. When I think about the intersection between anime and religion, my thoughts always turn to Katsucon 2010. For those who weren’t there, this was… Read More Aniblogger Testimony: Can Anime and Religion Coexist Peacefully?