First Impressions: PERSONA5 the Animation

PERSONA5 the Animation is based on the recent and popular game of the same name. The first episode introduces us to the Phantom Thieves, a mysterious group led by Ren Amamiya, who is captured during a heist they tried to pull. He is beaten and interrogated by the police, who seem to have been after him… Continue reading First Impressions: PERSONA5 the Animation

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...taking my son to the hospital reminded me of Usagi Drop... ...and my own surgery at a hospital did as well. A year ago...Angel Beats caused me to think about our way versus God's... ...of how Christians should love one another... ...about bullying from a grace-centered perspective... ...and about dads. A year ago...I… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Persona 4’s “Key Plus Words”: Searching for Truth

Alexander of Ashita no Anime often provides me with thoughtful perspectives on things we're both passionate about - particularly anime and religion.  Our discussions are interesting because we generally have diverging opinions.  For instance, Alexander is establishing a reputation as the alternative voice in episode reviews (he was disappointed in Sakamichi no Apollon before it… Continue reading Persona 4’s “Key Plus Words”: Searching for Truth

First Impressions – Persona 4: The Animation

Persona 4 is one of the more popular and well-known video games of the Shin Megami Tensei series where the main focus is summoning “personas” to survive in the game. And to the excitement of many, the game finally made its debut as an anime this past Thursday. The series is appropriately named Persona 4: … Continue reading First Impressions – Persona 4: The Animation