A year ago…Hana of T.H.A.T. Anime Blog guest posted about how her religion affects her cosplaying… …and I guest posted at Anime Instrumentality about Fractale and Japan’s love for Irish music. A year ago…I wished everyone a Merry Christmas by analyzing the finale of Mawaru Penguindrum… …and a Happy New Year by discussing Gilles de… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
Nick Calibey examines the sometimes biblical meanings of names, including Shuu’s from Guilty Crown. [A Rather Silly Blog] Ty-chama analyzes episode 10 of Shinsekai Yori and touches on her personal faith, as well how the episode emphasizes the idea of a sinful nature. [Watashi wa Bucho!!] Annoying Dragon reviews Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt’s Yokai… Read More Something More: Naming Shuu, Sin in Shinsekai Yori, and Reviewing Yokai Attack!
A year ago…Murasaki Lynna joined our crew… …and immediately mused about Clannad‘s Yukine Miyazawa… …and later about finding joy in ARIA. A year ago…Goldy examined Guilty Crown, wondering what route the hero would take… …found him to be a character worth rooting for (at least at this point in the series)… …and discovered a correlation between… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
It’s been a particularly busy week in spiritual stories related to anime, specifically involving organizations. Let’s get right to it! Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is beginning distribution of Risk Ride, a manga purposed to address those filled with hopelessness upon the one-year anniversary of the massive Japanese earthquake and possibly thinking of suicide. Illustrated… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!
I grew up singing “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” but never a version like this! The multi-talented Emily of Altair and Vega sings Draggle’s reworked lyrics to the hymn, conveying events in Guilty Crown episode 19 that paint Shuu as a Jesus figure. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] Abilene Christian University professor, Richard Beck, discusses what might… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Crown Shuu with Crowns and Song, Fan Service in Church, and Rick Santorum Talks Boku no Pico
Guilty Crown episode 10 summarized in one image Shuu is heavily affected by the death of Jun that he is not able to function. He sees delusions and is even scared of his own shadow. Because of his lack of action, he resigns from/is thrown out of the Undertakers, who then try to get back… Read More Guilty Crown episodes 10 and 11 – Keep calm and be yourself.
On the topic of feeling guilty, I’ve been rather AWOL as of late. School happens unfortunately and usually at the times you least expect it or want it. Thankfully, I have a patient boss for this blog, but that still doesn’t erase my guilt. Thus, I’ve gained a small kinship to Shuu, who is also… Read More Catching up on Guilty Crown: Your guilt will always be one step behind you.
In 2010, I had a general rule that I roughly kept. I watched 2-3 new series per season – one of high quality, of enjoyable, but of questionable quality, and then maybe one other that hooked me. Despite trying to keep this rule in 2011 to avoid burnout, I couldn’t help but watch more new… Read More AniBloggers Choice Awards: TWWK’s Top Anime of 2011
One of the most divisive series of the fall is Guilty Crown. On our site, Goldy’s comments on the series have been mostly positive; others haven’t been so kind to the show. But regardless of one’s feelings, it’s no stretch to say the show features three main characters which are memorable – the weak-willed lead,… Read More The Faith and Peace of Gai Tsutsugami
I LOVE Christmas songs. In fact, I love them so much that I listen to them year round. As a kid, I remember sitting in the pews at church and browsing through the hymn book, singing Christmas songs one after another in my head. I also enjoyed watching videos of Christmas songs sung by contemporary… Read More My Favorite Things (2011)