There’s a fantastic scene in volume three of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End where the titular elf, facing a powerful enemy, reveals her ancient age. By this point, we as readers already know that Frieren is quite old (the book marks the passage of time in terms of years since the death of an elderly hero… Read More Frieren and the Time it Takes to Grow
As the Demon Slayer manga nears its conclusion (spoilers ahead), it returns, in spirit, to the series opening—to Tanjirou’s thoughts of home. Muzan Kibutsuji, unable to survive the sun, has passed on his demon power and his own spirit to Tanjirou, who has started to succomb to the invasion. As Giyuu prepares to kill him,… Read More Demon Slayer Chapter 203: Memories of Home
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