House of Shadows, House of Light (I). A Servant Who Leads

“A mere dark shadow without ash/ A loveless individual, like a doll/ A nonexistent ‘self’, nowhere to be found/ I’m not, right?Ambiguous love, a colorless eye/ Nothing more than a mimicry of someone else’s affairs/ You have my thanks, but whoever could you be?/ The answer comes in many forms…” What is the haunting Shadows… Read More House of Shadows, House of Light (I). A Servant Who Leads

Something More: Goku/Superman/Jesus, Riku’s Sinful Nature, and Loving Death Like Sakurako-san

Chris Kincaid wrote a really interesting article recently comparing Superman and Goku, grounding it in the idea that the two heroes are fundamentally different – the first represents American, individualism, Christianity, and a perfect idea to strive for, while the latter represents community, Buddhism, fatherhood, and growth. Chris contends that “[Superman] inspires us, but his… Read More Something More: Goku/Superman/Jesus, Riku’s Sinful Nature, and Loving Death Like Sakurako-san