Holy Week: The Grace Chase of Joseph and Cartaphilus, Part II

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Chise and Joseph have their final showdown in episode 24, and while they battle by magical means, their war of words is even more compelling. As they struggle, Joseph seeks to hurt Chise psychologically, as he had done earlier during the transfer process, and maybe also to lay blame for his situation. Cursed not only… Continue reading Holy Week: The Grace Chase of Joseph and Cartaphilus, Part II

Holy Week: The Grace Chase of Joseph and Cartaphilus, Part I

During the week leading up to Easter, I often think upon the love Christ showed us through the cross, the one that models how we are supposed to love others, but giving generously, sacrificially, graciously is so hard to do. We see such love from our parents, though imperfectly, and for some, not often enough.… Continue reading Holy Week: The Grace Chase of Joseph and Cartaphilus, Part I

Holy Week: The Patient Magus Bride

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This week is known by many different names: Holy Week, Passion Week, and Resurrection Week, among others. It commemorates Jesus' final entrance into Jerusalem and his march toward Calvary, leading to his death and resurrection. To commemorate this on our blog, starting today and through the week I'm going to talk a little bit about… Continue reading Holy Week: The Patient Magus Bride

The Grace Chika Hatori Needs

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For much of the early portion of The Ancient Magus Bride, we only know Chika Hatori, Chise's mom, as an abusive parent. While alive, she spewed hateful words toward her daughter and even attempted to strangle her. When Chise remembers her time with her mom in a more extended scenario, reconstructed by Joseph during the… Continue reading The Grace Chika Hatori Needs

The Invisible God in The Ancient Magus Bride

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The Ancient Magus Bride dwells in a place of religion and myth, making countless allusions to creatures from the realm of legend and those with more concrete origins, with Elias and Chise moving in and out of the world of fairies, dragons, and spriggan as easily as they do the church. I commented previously on… Continue reading The Invisible God in The Ancient Magus Bride

TangleCast 32: Game – Kantoku-san 1/2

Every few months, we like to take a couple weeks to play some interactive games. This time around, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) play a game of JP's own creation called "Kantoku-san." What if you were the kantoku of all anime studios in Japan? Listen in and post your own opinions in the comments below! As always,… Continue reading TangleCast 32: Game – Kantoku-san 1/2