You guys offered suggestions, and now its time to vote! Select the characters you’d most like to see Paris cosplay for us! We’ll add the totals from here, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Voting is open for 24 hours only, and you may vote for up to three characters. Header image photography by J.A. Vilches (Sailor… Read More Cosplay Beats! Votes for Paris’s Next Cosplay!
With her strength, integrity, determination, and will, Saber (Arturia) endures as one of anime’s most admirable characters. ★ 【中西 達哉】「 原点 」 ☆
Picking up from my previous report on Aya Hirano, the other big Japanese guest Fanime brought over this year was Nobutoshi Canna, best known for his roles as Guts from Berserk and Lancer from Fate/Stay Night. Just like Aya, he had a panel, Q&A, and autograph sessions. Sadly, he wasn’t as popular as Aya Hirano,… Read More Fanime’s Hot-Blooded Guts: Q&A with Nobutoshi Canna
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
I love fan-created works, and especially fan art. Pixiv, a site that brings Japanese artists together to display their manga-style works, similar as to how Deviant Art does the same for English-speaking artists, is one of my favorite site featuring fan art. There’s something about anime (and lots of other forms of media) that speak… Read More May 2017 Pixiv Round-up: Grand Order, April Lies, and Academia Heroes
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
It’s no secret that eroge is popular in Japan. In fact, these “porn games,” also referred to under the much larger category of visual novels if I may take the liberty of oversimplifying the medium, are often the object of many otaku’s interests. An entire genre of game that revolves around the inclusion of pornographic content… Read More Christians and Porn Games