In a world very much like our own, theater actors have developed special abilities, known as Senses, that enhance their skills and entrance audiences around the globe. For one, it might be unparalleled concentration; for another, it is a mesmerizing singing voice that makes every role her own; for yet another, it is the needle-sharp… Read More World Dai Star: Of Stages, Senses, and Holy Spirit
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
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,… Read More Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda
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… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 22: Why Look to the Sky?
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… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Kuroko’s Humble Gameplay
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… Read More Eren Jaeger and the Wings of True Freedom
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… Read More Claymore, Final Chapter (155): The Gospel According to Teresa