Annalyn’s Corner: When the World Feels like Ergastulum

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

A Certain Magical Index – The Problem of Evil

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

Something More: Super Popular Lucky Star Shrine, Shinto Anime, and the Nature 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

PBS Idea Asks, “Are the Titans from Attack on Titan Really 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?”

How The Swan Princess Demonstrates that Lies are the Foundation of 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