Shonen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan is a short-form ongoing anime series aimed at children. It’s about an elementary school aged boy, Ashibe, and his pet seal, he named Goma-chan. The show follows the everyday life of Ashibe, his friends, his family, and his seal Goma-chan as they deal with a seal being in their life.… Read More Newman’s Nook: Ashibe’s Family
In Episode 3 of Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou), we learn the back story about the small ghost child we met in episode 1 (Kuri) and the puppy that appears to follow him around (Shiro). It is a sad tale and for those who are not up to date on… Read More Newman’s Nook: Love for the Unloved Kuri
Father’s Day is coming up later on this month, so I thought I would look at one of my favorite anime featuring an adoptive “dad” in Bunny Drop (Japanese title: Usagi Drop). In this show, the 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi goes to his grandfather’s funeral, and finds out that, somehow, said grandfather had left behind a 6-year-old daughter,… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Bunny Drop
Listen To Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Japanese name: Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai!) is a light-novel-adapted anime from early 2012 that, since viewing it, has been an exemplary case for me of “don’t judge an anime by its first episode”. While it is not a show I can recommend to everyone due… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Listen To Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!
One of the (many) funny aspects of One Punch Man is the relationship between Saitama and Genos. With very different (and equally clueless) personalities, the two are quite a match. Genos adopts Saitama as his mentor early in the series, but despite their closeness, the two never seem to be on the same wavelength. In… Read More Anime Today: Discipling and Parenting, Saitama-Style
Do you have a tiger mom? My mother isn’t quite of the sort, though I certainly received more discipline and was forced to focus on academics more than most any of my schoolmates. But she wasn’t a tiger mother to the extent that many of my friends’ mothers were. You can often tell which had… Read More Godly Parenting and Yukinon’s Tiger Mom
One of my most popular posts on this site was for a personal piece I wrote regarding Clannad After Story and fatherhood. I revisited the post recently, and it struck me both how much time has passed, as the article marked a time – now seemingly long ago – when my kids were practically babies,… Read More Revisiting Clannad and Fathers