Last week, I asked for reader response regarding the “moe-ifying” of tragic events, with particular emphasis on WWI. JeskaiAngel, one of our regular guest contributors, couldn’t keep his thoughts to a single comment—he sent us this entire article! Charles asked, “What do you think about making cuteness out of WWI? Of moe-fying some tragic event in… Read More Guest Post: Kawaii Trench Warfare
In episode 16 of The TangleCast, JP (Japesland) and Kaze discuss (with lots of monologue from JP!) the sweet simplicity of the virtues displayed in Sweetness and Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma), especially that of love. Intellectual endeavors are a wonderful pursuit, but every once in a while you just need to take a breather to rest your weary mind… Read More TangleCast 16: Sweetness and Lightning and Love
A new season of anime is here! Although it may be too early to judge it, at the very least, there’s a lot of excitement in the air for new shows, with fewer sequels and more originals this season, including one that Frank talks about below in our lead-off article this week: Frank finds a… Read More Something More: Good Librarians and the Good Shepherd, SAO Friendship, and Moe Buddhist Girl Figures
Nami dives into the themes of redemption and Christ symbolism in Trigun. [The Budding Philosopher] Medieval Otaku compares Demon Eyes Kyo to Christ and examines some Christian themes and symbols in Samurai Deeper Kyo. [Medieval Otaku] D.M. Dutcher of the Cacao, put down the shovel blog continues “A Christian’s Guide to Anime and Manga,” posts… Read More Something More: Medieval Maoyuu Maou Yuusha Church, The Last Temptation of Madoka, and Samurai Deeper Christ
CNNGo reported today about the Ryohoji Temple in Hachioji, which has become an anime temple. That’s right: anime temple, complete with a theme song, anime character, monks praying to the anime character, and…a maid cafe. What?! The 16th century temple began its transformation when the chief monk tried to get young people to come to… Read More Of Kami and Buddhas: Tokyo’s Anime Temple!