When we kicked off this summertime series celebrating slice-of-life, I ended my introduction with the hope that over the weeks to come, we’d be able to highlight the heart of God in this humble genre, and maybe even convince you that he loves slice-of-life too. Well, I think my fellow writers have done a splendid… Read More Summer of SoL: Slice-of-Life as Parable
I have heard it said that slice-of-life series do not engage viewers intellectually, in that they do not have complex plots or go deep like dramas. Yet, this criticism overlooks the fact that beneath the slow and easy-going pace of each episode, slice-of-life anime often center on meaningful themes. But rather than packaging them with… Read More Summer of SoL: Resting in a Busy World (or Another World)
For a series about taking it easy for centuries at a time, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level goes to some pretty deep places, though with such humor and nonchalance that they can easily be missed. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-because-you’re-laughing kind of thing. But this week’s episode—about visiting the demon… Read More Knowing Who You Believe In: I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years…, Episode 6
I don’t want to overthink I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level, the new anime adaptation of the light novel series about a woman who literally worked herself to death and is then reborn to a slower, more lazy life. As stardf29 mentioned in his first impression of the series,… Read More Why Kill Yourself Working When You Can Kill Slimes (and Love People) Instead?
Azusa Aizawa was was a full-time corporate slave, working long hours several days in a row, until one day she passed out and died from overwork. A goddess allows her to get reincarnated in a fantasy world, granting her wish of simply having an ageless, immortal body, although she starts at Level 1 like everyone… Read More First Impression: I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level
This is more than just a review: it’s a Review Plus! There’ll be a review, and at the end I’ll throw in a short extra takeaway for Christians to think about. The Book Title: I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister Author: Kisetsu Morita Illustrator: Benio Translators:… Read More Review Plus: I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1,500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister (light novel)
The winter 2021 anime season feels a bit like life in general: Things are starting to get back to normal. Many delayed series are finally airing both among the host of sequels about to stream and brand new shows as well. And so, as usual, that means there are anime we think we’ll know, whether… Read More Spring 2021 Anime First Impressions