During this fall anime season, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with directors and voice actors involved in the English-language version of P.A. Works’ stirring and beautifully crafted anime series, Appare-Ranman, and today, we post our third and final video interview! Join Brandon McInnis (Al), Suzie Yeung (Xialian), Xanthe Huynh (Sofia), and Twwk they dig… Read More Interview with Xanthe Huynh, Suzie Yeung, and Brandon McInnis of Appare-Ranman!
Hello, everyone. In the spirit of the season of October and all of the spooky that comes with it, we have a somewhat appropriate topic for you. Its going to be a slightly different format than usual, but that’s because we wanted to try something new. We wanted to invite our readers, as best we… Read More Glory from the Gory, Grace in the Salacious, & the Controversial Lessons in Anime
This article today is a guest post from Simok of Moonlight Mixtape. Simok is a really thoughtful and interesting writer and musician – I really encourage you all to read this post and engage with it, in your mind and heart (even with some passages that might give you pause) and in the comments below.… Read More Anime was not a mistake.
What a week for spiritual articles in the blogosphere! Check out the abundance of posts linked below, a number from bloggers and writers who don’t usually write about religion: Josiah Harrist beautifully weaves his experiences as the child of missionaries with his viewings of many Studio Ghibli classics. [Christ and Pop Culture] M.S. O’Brien looks… Read More Something More: Catholicism in Baby Steps, Religion of Eureka Seven, and Idolizing K-On!
Thanksgiving has past and Christmastime is now upon us. For me, that traditionally means watching Christmas shows and movies. In recent years, I’ve added Christmas anime, which have become as ubiquitous as anime beach episodes, to my regular holiday viewing list. I’ve now watched dozens and dozens of Christmas anime episodes – many are certainly… Read More The Ten Best Anime Christmas Episodes, Part I
I still haven’t finished the series of K-On!, but the Christmas episode will always hold a very special place in my heart. Episode 7 of K-On! is the first Christmas themed episode that I saw around Christmas time. Not only was it based around the holiday season of cheer and happiness, but it also gave… Read More The 1st Day of Christmas Anime: K-On!
Whenever an anime or other piece becomes enormously popular, there’s generally a reaction against it. In the case of mediocre or poor works (is it too easy to use Twilight as an example?), the backlash can be overwhelming. In the anime community, there’s inevitably at least one strong blogging or reviewing voice speaking out against… Read More When Our Opinions Run Counter to the Culture (Otherwise Titled: K-On! and Hunger Games Suck)