Examining Old School Anime: Humility in Approaching Scripture

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… Continue reading Examining Old School Anime: Humility in Approaching Scripture

Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

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There are so many great articles from the past couple of weeks (as well as a few I listed that I missed linking in the last column). I hope you'll take some time to peruse the links below. I want to start with the one that's most meaningful to me, personally, written by D.M. Dutcher,… Continue reading Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

Your Lie in April, Episode 22: Why Look to the Sky?

Warning - plenty of spoilers ahead.  Please watch episode 22 of Your Lie in April before reading this article. The final episode was Your Lie in April was wonderful - a heartwarming, moving second half joined together with a beautifully animated, wonderfully musical first half to create a memorable finale.  Indeed, it was a tale… Continue reading Your Lie in April, Episode 22: Why Look to the Sky?

Annalyn’s Corner: Kuroko’s Humble Gameplay

Kuroko's Basketball has been pretty exciting lately. We finally get to watch the Generation of Miracles go toe-to-toe with each other and with Seirin, and it is awesome. Egos inflate and deflate. Kise and Kagami greet each other with slam dunks before their much-anticipated rematch. Fans cheer, squeal, and gasp both on the bleachers and… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Kuroko’s Humble Gameplay

Eren Jaeger and the Wings of True Freedom

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Shonen heroes usually get a lot of flack, and perhaps rightfully so, for being one-dimensional, rough around the edges, and often annoying.  Eren Jaeger, the primary lead of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), fits the bill perfectly.  He's frustratingly childish in his worldview, but moves ahead and becomes heroic because of sheer determination (that… Continue reading Eren Jaeger and the Wings of True Freedom

Claymore, Final Chapter (155): The Gospel According to Teresa

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It's here - the end is nigh!  A wonderful, amazing, long-running manga has finally come to a close. No, not that one.  No, I'm writing about Claymore. At the end of September, and after a 13-year-run, Claymore finally concluded.  So obviously, it took me almost two weeks to finally get around to reading the last… Continue reading Claymore, Final Chapter (155): The Gospel According to Teresa

Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

A great thing about being an anime fan is that four times a year, we can get excited about a slate of new series!  While we wait on most of these to begin, a number of bloggers reflect on the final episodes of summer 2014 anime and on series older than those. Draggle digs into… Continue reading Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

Free! Eternal Summer Episode 10: And Make Disciples of All Swimmers

I'm not a terribly big fan of Free!  I really don't remember season one too well, and two has been meh for me as well.  But beginning with the last episode, the series has really picked up, and in episode ten, it does something really unexpected - it takes all the build up from this… Continue reading Free! Eternal Summer Episode 10: And Make Disciples of All Swimmers

Blue Spring Ride, Episode 2: Tension

When you last had to make such a moral choice, did you do what was right or what was convenient?  In episode two of Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride), Futuba makes that decision spurred on by the words of Kou from the previous episode, when he said that she was merely "playing at friendship"… Continue reading Blue Spring Ride, Episode 2: Tension

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: Choose Your Destiny

July 15th marks the 8th anniversary of the release of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.  Marvelously weaving science fiction, romance, and comedy into a story that's charming and sometimes heart-breaking, TGWLTT is one of my favorite films, and stands with and above most of the great anime movies of the last 15 years, including… Continue reading The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: Choose Your Destiny