The anime which has been most on my mind lately is The Ancient Magus’ Bride. Which I find to be a tad unfortunate, as it has already gotten a rather thorough work-out on this site. So I want to step back a little bit and consider fantasy and fairy tales more generally – for part… Read More What Is Fantasy?
A question that’s often asked is, “Why is Good Friday good?” From an irreligious perspective, it’s a day commemorating the execution of a peaceful, innocent man by a domineering, colonizing empire. From a Christian perspective, it’s the day that our savior died. So what exactly, then, makes it good? I think we can find the… Read More Holy Week: The Love of Chise, the Goodness of God
Without hope and deciding to abandon her life, Chise instead contracts herself to a supernatural auction house, letting the highest bidder enslave her for whatever use they desire. An intimidating figure makes an unsurpassable bid, but despite the figure he carves, including a head resembling a horned beast’s skull, he surprises Chise by proving to… Read More First Impression: The Ancient Magus Bride