Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another episode of “That Anime/Light Novel Said Something So Well I Don’t Know How to Add to It!” Today’s thought comes from vol. 2 of Obsessions of an Otome Gamer. I was re-reading it and came across a passage I highlighted on my first reading, and it struck as… Read More Resisting an Otome Gamer’s Inner Ugliness
I just watched Gangsta., one of the darker anime to air in the past year. I’ve seen a few anime that center on crime syndicates and corruption, but this is one of the most horrific—up there with Black Lagoon‘s second season. The anime’s setting, Ergastulum, seems hopelessly corrupt, and the anime refuses to sugarcoat it. There isn’t… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: When the World Feels like Ergastulum
The eternal struggle between East and West, and its effect on anime. …or at least that is the subtitle I would love to give this article if only WordPress would let me! It’s been a while, but the holidays are over, the Christmas candy is gone (though the weight might not be), the schoolwork is piling anew,… Read More Anime Today: The Good, the Bad, and the Bahamut
I will be blatantly honest. Kill la Kill is my least favorite anime to air in the past few years, and by quite a large margin as well. And yet, despite that, I continue to watch it. Blame its popularity, or blame my inability to drop a series (just ask Charles), but regardless of the… Read More Anime Today: Kill la Kill – Money is the root of all evil… right?
The Problem of Evil is an important aspect of philosophy in regard to theism, especially Christianity, and one that shows up often in innumerable anime. Below are two revised articles regarding A Certain Magical Index’s depiction of The Problem of Evil originally posted to my personal blog, edited into one more complete article. Warning, spoilers… Read More A Certain Magical Index – The Problem of Evil
Jonathan Tappan tells of how the shrine associated with Lucky Star has defied conventional wisdom and grown in popularity. [FunBlog] Inspired by Attack on Titan, Zeroe4 beings a series about whether war is evil or not with a post on the definition of what evil is (or isnt). [Zeroe4] A video preview and artwork is… Read More Something More: Super Popular Lucky Star Shrine, Shinto Anime, and the Nature of Evil
I think you all are going to like this. The PBS Idea Channel, an award-winning Youtube series hosted by Mike Rugnetta, frenetically focuses on different aspects of culture each week in a fun and intelligent way. This past episode, the channel attacked the titans. Yes, the anime titans. Mike Rugnetta and his crew focused last… Read More PBS Idea Asks, “Are the Titans from Attack on Titan Really Evil?”
Last week, I accidentally posted the bio for Medieval Otaku, a wonderful blogger and friend to our site, in anticipation of his post this week. Rather than an error on my part, please consider it tease for this guest post! 😀 Medieval Otaku is run by a bookworm inflamed with a desire for learning and… Read More How The Swan Princess Demonstrates that Lies are the Foundation of Evil