For all the ills and unintended consequences of social media, there are some remarkably good things about it, too. For instance, it provides a brand new way for nerds, who aren’t always the most sociable bunch, to form community. Well, maybe that’s not fair—a lot of geeks are incredibly social, they just have an awkwardness… Read More Get Social, You Nerds!
Anime and manga are increasingly being studied at an academic level. Although I’ve never entered the world of academia myself, much less studied anime at that level, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting folks who have, taking a class long ago with Dr. Susan J. Napier and grabbing coffee with Brian Ruh, who once… Read More Take an Anime Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card
A couple weeks ago, I wrote that Christian anime fans need to consider other believers as they watch and discuss anime. But other believers only make up a fraction of those who read our comments, tweets, and feeds. Many of our followers and friends are not Christians. They don’t know Christ, very few of them have read… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Free and on a Mission
Do you know the saying, “God works in mysterious ways?” I really felt that to be true a few weeks ago when Casey Covel (Geeks Under Grace) and I started chatting about her taking a role with Beneath the Tangles. What I haven’t told anyone until now was that her work was at the forefront… Read More Welcome Our Newest Writer, Casey!
Christians are free to watch anime rated TV-MA. Violence, swearing, portrayals of demons, and even ecchi are not, technically, off limits, and least not in a general sense. Nor are anime that convey atheistic, shinto, or Buddhist belief systems. We are free to watch everything, and we are free to do so in many ways…… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Christian Anime Fans and Responsible Freedom
A year ago, I wrote about how God’s love could be compared to that of a yandere. This year I’d like to make another kind of comparison on the topic of love, but instead of focusing on God, I want to focus on Christians and our love for God. Our love for God is, or… Read More Christian Love in the Nana Fan Base
We invite readers to submit questions to us regarding anime, culture, religion, or most any topic! We’d love to respond to your queries! Last week, Torin sent us the following comment: Hello! I sincerely apologize if this seems inappropriate, but I’ve been trying to find someone to ask about this for quite some time. I… Read More Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?
Only a couple of religion-tinged aniblog posts this week – come on, blogosphere! Point out those religious allusions! Sumairii discusses the church’s accusations (and annoyance with them) in episode 8 of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha [Sushi GoKart] TWWK (wait…) discusses how his fandom and faith intersect. [Study of Anime] __ As part of the Something More… Read More Something More: No One Suspects the Anime Inquisition
What is fandom to you? This is the question Charles Dunbar, a friend of this site (I interviewed him once and he also gave us his aniblogger testimony), asked a number of friends and colleagues associated with anime. I was lucky enough to get an invitation to join in his Identity Project. Here’s how he… Read More My Identity: Guest Post on Study of Anime
A little exchange between the optometrist and myself has become an unintentional annual tradition for me. He or she (it occurs no matter who is examining my eyes) will tell me to open my eyes wide, which I do. Then the optometrist asks the same question again, as if I wasn’t listening, and I reply,… Read More “Ching Chong,” My Good Friend Said. Which good friend? My best good friend!