My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2017

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I am the king of Christmas traditions. Each year, I push gently guide my family through the dozens of traditions I've built up through the past holiday seasons. And you are my family, too, my aniblog family, which means that I'll bring you along through of my holiday blog traditions, one of which is putting… Continue reading My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2017

Ghost in the Shell (2017): We Can Build a Better Discussion

There are no stupid questions. Maybe. I know there's a such thing as a stupid argument, though. It happens when two sides have a conflict that would likely have never started if each side had listened to the other, asked questions, and really understood where each was coming from. I'm very familiar with these "stupid… Continue reading Ghost in the Shell (2017): We Can Build a Better Discussion

Something More: GiTS Bible Study, the Passion in FFXV, and Fear in Orange and Re:Zero

Here we are, another month and almost half way through 2017! It's unbelievable that time is going by so fast. I continue to do this column because as a Christian who is also a geek, I love that there are others who share my passion. It also confirms that God takes pleasure in all of this,… Continue reading Something More: GiTS Bible Study, the Passion in FFXV, and Fear in Orange and Re:Zero

Newman’s Nook: What Makes us Human

WARNING – This series discussed has some nudity, violence, and other graphical content which may not be suitable for younger viewers Ghost in the Shell (GiTS) is a Japanese media franchise spanning film, television, and manga. The series has a cyber-punk feel that's decidedly 80s in many ways. The various components of the various GiTS series… Continue reading Newman’s Nook: What Makes us Human

Newman’s Nook: Self-Sacrifice and Machiavellian Thought

WARNING - This series discussed has some nudity, violence, and other graphical content which may not be suitable for younger viewers. The Ghost in the Shell: Arise movies and TV series are a re-imagined prequel to the Ghost in the Shell (GITS) movie universe. The third GITS: Arise film, Ghost Tears, crafts a fascinating storyline where… Continue reading Newman’s Nook: Self-Sacrifice and Machiavellian Thought

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Mathematical God of GitS, Religion in Gundam, and the Good Shepherd in Fate/Zero

Aelysium examines Ghost in the Shell and takes apart a Tachikoma's theory of mathematics and God. [Anime Elysium] Rocklobster approves of how religion is portrayed in Gundam oo. [Lobster Quadrille] Tommy thanks God (more than once) for a great Colossalcon, as he shifts the direction of his blog more toward convention talk. [Anime Bowl] I… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Mathematical God of GitS, Religion in Gundam, and the Good Shepherd in Fate/Zero

Roger Ebert: Critic, Pundit, Skeptic, and Friend to Anime

Not long ago, I posted a beautiful anime-style short.  Following a trail from Twitter, I was led to the site where it was featured, and to my surprise, it was Rober Ebert's website.  But, I was only surprised for a second - after all, the nation's leading film critic (and the first to ever win the Pulitzer Prize) has championed… Continue reading Roger Ebert: Critic, Pundit, Skeptic, and Friend to Anime