In my household this year, we’ve had so much conversation about how to really emphasize Christ in the season. As I mentioned yesterday, we do the whole Santa thing with our kids (I actually feel like I’m the only parent at my church that does!), but in spite of that, I think we keep a… Read More Kyon, Christmas, and a Humble Love
Several years ago, when I watched the Endless Eight series of episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , I jumped in without any warning. I hadn’t read anything about the arc and at the time, had no experience with the light novels. And as might can imagine, I was confused…were these episodes exactly the… Read More The Endless Eight and Glorious Infinity
In his unique style, Monsieur LaMoe discusses how karmic religions intertwine with Aquarion EVOL. I admit, he lost me before I was halfway through. I did enjoy his pronouncement of Maaya Sakamoto as an “animevangelist,” however. [Anime Diet] The author of the new Cyberpunk Otaku blog posts a bit about her religious beliefs. [Cyberpunk Otaku]… Read More Gnostic Haruhism, Buddhist Church of Madoka, and an Animevangelist
I remember when I first tried to watch the series of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. After the first episode, I dropped it like a hot potato. It just wasn’t my cup of tea and seemed too stereotypical at the time. Three years later, this year, I decided to give it another go and found… Read More The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: Stepping outside into the cold to see the snow.
I’d been waiting weeks and even months for this. As I drove to my friends house, I was a bit nervous and excited. Truth be told, aside from my wife, this would be only the third time I’d ever watched anime with a friend. A couple of months ago, I was talking to this friend… Read More Worshipping Haruhi…and Other Things Your Heart Desires
Isn’t there a rule that says tearjerkers are reserved only for the last episodes of an anime series? Because Chihayafuru isn’t following that rule. Episode 3 hit four or five waterworks moments – a really beautiful episode. In one of these moments, near the episode’s end, Arata says something to the effect that the three… Read More Chihayafuru Episode 03 and Divine Appointments
I’ve been waiting months to link to the this three part series about Christian symbolism in My Little Pony. Taylor Ramage, who once did a guest post about Haruhi Suzumiya for this site, has written some thorough and interesting essays about the recent hit series. Though not anime related, the series has certainly garnered attention… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: My Little (Christian) Pony