Something More: Jesusmonogatari, GGO’s False Prophet, and Christian Writers on Ghibli

School is back in session for most students, which means that summer is coming to a close.  That means the fall season of anime is just around the corner.  Can you believe it?  But writers continue to blog wonderful articles for the shows coming to a close for the summer season, including those below. Medieval… Read More Something More: Jesusmonogatari, GGO’s False Prophet, and Christian Writers on Ghibli

Free! Eternal Summer, Episode 3: When the Going Gets Tough (Rei Gets Going)

Free! fans were all a-flutter (and a bit concerned) when last week’s episode ended with a preview which intimated that Rei was going to quit the swim team.  But when episode three rolled around, the circumstances were, of course, not quite what they seemed.  Though he was approached by the track captain about returning to… Read More Free! Eternal Summer, Episode 3: When the Going Gets Tough (Rei Gets Going)

Golden Time Episode 03 and Cult Mentality in the Church

So, that was an unexpected turn. Episode three of Golden Time has our protagonists, Banri Tada and Koko Kaga, along with 2D-kun and a slate of other freshman, getting tricked into spending a weekend with a student cult group very reminiscent of Scientologists (and perhaps more native Japanese groups?).  Banri again demonstrates what a nice… Read More Golden Time Episode 03 and Cult Mentality in the Church

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

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Revisiting Madoka on Easter, a Big O Savior, and the Case of Moses and Death Flags

Myssa celebrated Easter, in part, by rewatching the finale of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.  Her analysis of the finale includes discussion of Christian symbolism in the series, symbolism that doesn’t quite fit into the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and even some Gnostic symbolism. [Midnight Equinox] A Day Without Me writes a wonderful piece… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Revisiting Madoka on Easter, a Big O Savior, and the Case of Moses and Death Flags