Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Today’s guest post comes from medical school student, Dimas, and takes a look at how Christianity is sometimes depicted in one of two ways, as through Kirei Kotomine, when it is in fact neither. Christian tone and symbolism in the Japanese media and in particular anime are mostly used as a flavoring so to say;… Read More Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

First Impression: Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note

Lord El-Melloi is the head of the Modern Magecraft Theories Department of a school of magic called The Clock Tower. Though, he’s only a stand-in or “fake” as he’s called by his colleagues. After cursing them for their insults at his home, he is hit with a counter-curse which makes him hurt his foot (in… Read More First Impression: Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Episode 5: Father Above Mage

Maybe the most astounding thing about Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, and Fate/zero before it, is that through all the violence and ungrace in the show runs a theme of kindness and indeed, grace.  In episode five, we get a sense of it when Tohsaka, at the episode’s conclusion, declares that Kiritsugu, Emiya’s adoptive father,… Read More Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Episode 5: Father Above Mage