Voice actor, script writer, and ADR director Mike McFarland is probably a bigger part of your anime experience than you realize, even if you rarely listen to American dubs. He’s voiced major roles in classic series like Fullmetal Alchemist (and Brotherhood), Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, and One Punch Man, though his voice… Read More Mike McFarland and the Artistry of Voice Acting, Writing, and Directing
Hi, folks! TWWK here to add a few comments about an article before Samuru takes it away for the rest of this month’s round-up. Perhaps the biggest news story to come from the world of anime the last few weeks was Nobuhiro Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography. The impact has been pretty widespread, and… Read More Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue
We’re excited to bring you a very special episode of The TangleCast this week, as we experiment with a brand new game segment for the show! JP (Japesland) moderates as Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze play a game entitled “Magnum Opus.” Wanna know how to play? I guess you’ll just have to listen in and find out! And please… Read More TangleCast 19: Game Week 1
“Cartoons” aren’t just for kids. Anime fans probably know that better than anyone. But it’s not just mature content and convoluted plots that make anime an appealing medium for adults. Through animation’s ambiguous limits, philosophy and theology can be easily conveyed in a manner that anyone can grasp (often without their realizing it). For example,… Read More Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of
One of the challenges of writing this column is deciding which show to write about each time. While I have a fair number of shows to choose from, I know that people’s tastes vary and my tastes in particular tend to be somewhat different from most anime viewers’. While I rarely let that stop me… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime Special: Crunchyroll’s Hidden Gems
Beyond the obvious gore and sexualization that is prevalent in much anime, there is probably one anime fundamental that bothers most Christians who are fearful of exposing their children to thoughts that might undermine their Christian faith: Eastern philosophy. While modern Western thinking is arguably based in post-Enlightenment secularism as much as it is in… Read More Enjoy the Ride!
If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
Welcome to the first of our more sporadic version of Something More. The blogosphere has been resplendent in it’s spiritual-related articles the last couple of week, regarding anime series both current and classic. Christian symbolism runs rampant in Kill la Kill, as do opportunities to discuss Christian themes and ideas, particularly as they relate to… Read More Something More: Kill la Cross, Madoka’s Universal Church, and Sailor Moon Mythology
My seasonal anime viewing habits are as such – I try out quite a few new series, based on our previews here and others, and then quickly drop those that don’t interest me. By the end of the season, I’m usually only watching 2-4 series. This season, the series are even less compelling to me… Read More Pick an Anime for Me to Watch
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Kaze – 8/10 As a surprise to probably no one, Unlimited Blade Works has proved to be one of the best shows of the fall season. With ufotable’s trademark animation and a near perfect faithful adaptation of the visual novel route, UBW has been a great… Read More Fall Anime 2014 Review (Part 2/2)