In January, I read through the Beneath the Tangles Fall Anime review like many of our readers/staff. In it, I read through Japesland’s review of Nobunaga no Shinobi (Ninja Girl and Samurai Master). I already enjoyed anime shorts, (I mean – I’m constantly plugging The Nameko Families to anyone who will listen), so the idea… Read More Newman’s Nook: Enjoyment
You’ve all seen the romance in anime. Hearts, cuddly puppies, romantic gestures, flowers, balloons. It’s what we’ve expected from media as the definition of romance, love, and marriage. But is that real?
I really enjoy the anime series Nameko Families. This puts me in a slim minority of people as it currently has a 6.6 rating at MAL and a 2 star rating at Anime Planet. But what is it about this series that many malign? Let me tell you – it’s about family. Nameko Families (Nameko-ke no Ichizoku),… Read More Newman’s Nook: Of Families and Mushrooms
Another season of anime has come and gone – and that quickly, a new season is upon us! But before we move too quickly ahead, let’s be reminded of the spiritual notes that rang out from some of the latter episodes of Spring 2015 series, as well as commentary about a few older anime: Death… Read More Something More: Godless Death Note, Virgin Mary Adventure Time, and Sinner Moon Crystal
Episode 7 of Nameko Families provides a striking parallel to Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep. [Old Line Elephant] The beauty of ABe’s concept artwork for Haibane Renmei is undeniable, and begs the question of whether he was inspired by Christian paintings. [Fantastic Memes] Medieval Otaku sees a parallel between how the Christian God is… Read More Something More: God’s View of a Giftia Wife, Parable of the Lost Nameko, and Allah or YHWH in Arslan Senki?
It’s that time of the year again when new anime come out to play! We’ve got one post on a new series below, and number about shows that have completed their runs. Taylor zeroes in on Satsuki of Kill la Kill as a divine figure. [Taylor Ramage’s Blog] Medieval Otaku dives into the medievalness of… Read More Something More: Maria the Inaccurate Witch, Guslinger Augustine, and the Divine Satsuki