Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way I: The Motion of Itsuki Koizumi

It’s not necessary to wax philosophical about Haruhi Suzumiya’s SOS Brigade to enjoy the clever, absurdist humor of the franchise. Yet, as the Brigade searches out the mysteries of the Universe, how could I resist joining them? Thus, in these coming weeks, I’ll be engaging with some of Koizumi’s philosophical theories from my own Thomistic tradition. How,… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way I: The Motion of Itsuki Koizumi

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Haruhi Suzumiya, this bossy, unpredictable and overly energetic schoolgirl who wants nothing to do with normal humans or normal life, decides to celebrate a Christmas party with her insane club, the “Saving… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Gnostic Haruhism, Buddhist Church of Madoka, and an Animevangelist

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

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: Stepping outside into the cold to see the snow.

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.