Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 12th through February 18th! It’s our 100th episode! We hope you’ve enjoyed our newscast and are looking forward to many more in the future. To that end, we’ve added Spotify and Apple podcasts… Read More Doki Doki News: Leiji Matsumoto Passes, Crunchyroll Layoffs, and Our 100th Episode!
“Amen, amen, I say to you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life within you. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, hath life everlasting: and I will raise him up in the last day” (John 6: 54-55).… Read More Examining Old School Anime: On Holy Communion
I’ve realized one of the charms of Leiji Matsumoto’s work: his style of creating episodes centered on a particular theme reminds one of G. K. Chesterton’s short stories and the chapters of his novels. Also, each of Matsumoto’s themes form part of a personal and systematic philosophy solidly based upon the truth. Meiji Matsumoto is… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Two is more than Three
I am going to briefly describe episode fourteen of Galaxy Express 999 and wonder whether any of our dear readers can guess which biblical tale it parallels after the second paragraph. *Spoilers ahead for episode 14.* Tetsuro and Maetel stop at a planetary system known as the Dual Planets, because the gravitational pull of one… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Humility in Approaching Scripture
Looking at Leiji Matsumoto’s treatment of the body in Galaxy Express 999, our dear readers may easily understand my suspicion that Leiji Matsumoto comes from a Christian background or at very least is highly influenced by Christian ideas. This especially comes across in Galaxy Express 999‘s emphasis on the evil of exchanging one’s body for a machine.… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Body as Essential to Our Humanity
Time for me to take another foray into the Leijiverse! Lupin III gave me no ideas for this week’s article, but I remembered the first episode of Galaxy Express 999 held some very important themes on mortality. Some themes in Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 cause me to wonder whether Leiji Matsumoto might indeed be a… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Mindfulness of Death