In episode three of Cardcaptor Sakura, our heroine is in a tough spot. She wants to capture the Watery Card, which nearly drowned a trainer and penguins at the local aquarium. But Kero tells hers that Watery is very strong and aggressive; the three cards she has attained so far aren’t strong enough to capture… Read More The Watery Card and a Time to Wait
Do you remember what it was like to be a child? The innocence, the earnestness? Anime sometimes features child characters, as in Usagi Drop or Aishiteruzehe m Baby. But in episode one of Sora no Method, we’re introduced to a character that isn’t quite that young, and still exhibits those important childlike characteristics. Nonoka, having… Read More Sora No Method, Episode 1: Clumsy Kids
If you were to describe Yato, what words would you use? Lazy? Easy-going? Self-centered? What about…patient? Patience, in fact, is one of Yato’s most defining characteristics in the Noragami anime. It’s best demonstrated in how Yato faithfully waits for Yukine, trusting in him to make the right decision and remaining steadfast even as he lays… Read More Holy Week: Patient Yato, Patient Yahweh
I claim that this blog covers anime and manga, but in reality, we do little of the latter – mostly because I don’t read much manga. But yesterday, my attention was drawn to a captivating gif on Tumblr for a manga that I just had to check out. Entitled Koe no Katachi, the one shot… Read More Are You Deaf (to Real Love)?!
Laura of Heart of Manga concludes her guest posts on the Christian heroine of the manga, A Devil and Her Love Song. Maria Kawai is the heroine from A Devil and Her Love Song. Her actions in the series profess an inner grace that she has gained through her attendance at a Catholic school. While… Read More Maria Kawai’s Amazing Grace – Part II
Life is funny sometimes. Of my two children, it’s not the boy who takes after dad, it’s the girl. This morning, I found a huge frog in our backyard and, the boy at heart I am, I grabbed it and showed it to the kids. My son was concerned about the frog “eating his strawberries”… Read More Toradora, Clannad, and a Different Kind of Generational Curse
As we continue our series on anime and manga characters that embody the Fruits of the Spirit, Murasaki Lynna writes a post on patience as seen through a young woman who definitely fits that descriptor, from one of the calmest series ever created. Patience, or long-suffering, comes in different forms. On one end of the spectrum,… Read More Fruits of the Spirit: The Patience of ARIA’s Alicia Florence