It’s the final day of round one of AniMarch Madness, where you vote to decide which anime will win our single-elimination tournament. We’ve got eight more on the slate for today! Vote below and head on over to our other platforms and vote there as well: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Discord, and Mastodon.
I’ve been on a Fate kick recently. I originally thought the franchise to be contained to a few anime adaptations and visuals novels. Boy, was I wrong. Weeks later, I’m still wading through light novels, manga, and video games and starting to realize that the anime is a (very budget-backed) drop in the proverbial bucket… Read More Between the Panels: Sewing Seeds, Saving Shinji
Anime is full of references to religion, which presents a great opportunity to discuss matters of spirituality. And that’s the idea behind this column, Fact Check, in which I’ll investigate some of the claims of anime and manga characters and weigh them against the truth of scripture. The Claim One of the things that makes… Read More Fact Check: Archer’s Irredeemable World
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Kaze – 8/10 As a surprise to probably no one, Unlimited Blade Works has proved to be one of the best shows of the fall season. With ufotable’s trademark animation and a near perfect faithful adaptation of the visual novel route, UBW has been a great… Read More Fall Anime 2014 Review (Part 2/2)
Hi, everyone! It’s Charles, here, taking over JP’s Anime Today column. Just for one week, though, I promise! When I think of villains, anime and otherwise, what usually comes to mind isn’t just the antagonist, but his or her goal. These aims are usually something that occupies, consumes, and transforms them. Aizen from Bleach is… Read More Anime Today: The Holy Grail and Other Treasures
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
Two episodes in, and Shirou is already coming across as twice the man he was in the original Fate/stay night anime. I’m not sure if this is a correction by design or if the chauvinism he displayed through FSN will rear it’s ugly head as he begins to develop his relationship with Saber. Still, there’s… Read More Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, Episode 1: Saving Everyone