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

May 2017 Pixiv Round-up: Grand Order, April Lies, and Academia Heroes

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

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