We invite readers to submit questions to us regarding anime, culture, religion, or most any topic! We’d love to respond to your queries! Last week, Torin sent us the following comment: Hello! I sincerely apologize if this seems inappropriate, but I’ve been trying to find someone to ask about this for quite some time. I… Read More Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?
Yesterday, I reminisced about my childhood as I gave my first post as part of Iso’s Blog Carnival on anime and wish fulfillment. Today, I conclude with some of minor things I would like to do (here’s one: I would love to be able to kick butt), and the paths I’ve dreamed about taking. The… Read More Carnival Time: Anime Wish Fulfillment, Part II
A year ago…I was watching (and loving) Mawaru Penguindrum… …as well as Usagi Drop, about which I wrote one post… …no, two about the fourth episode. A year ago…I was stirring debate when talking Hourou Musuko and homosexuality… …and finding a Christ figure in Eden of the East. A year ago…R86 was sharing some of… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it… Read More “Please Rely On Me!” The Breaking and Unmaking of Promises in Ookiku Furikabutte
At the end of the first season of Oofuri, we left Coach Momoe and the ten boys on her Nishiura High baseball team savoring a hard-won victory against a stronger team in their first summer tournament. But rather than sharing responsibilities jointly with his battery-mate, Abe the catcher is more or less using Mihashi the… Read More Swing With All Your Might! Courage, Loss, and Renewal in Ookiku Furikabutte