Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 9: Pray or Do?

Episode nine of Kino’s Journey is a collection of short episodes of her travels, as well as one of Shizu’s. Most are humorous: a bandit’s advice about not attacking Kino’s group or Shizu’s, based on terrifying memories of Kino’s master; an even more terrifying tale of Kino’s cooking; Ti’s thoughts about the validity of making… Read More Kino’s Journey ~ The Beautiful World ~ Episode 9: Pray or Do?

Annalyn’s Corner: Working!!, Shinto, and Prayer’s Effectiveness

Episode 4 of http://www.Working!! manages to incorporate Shinto, Christianity, and a realistic but humorous discussion of prayer into its comedy. So as soon as I saw it yesterday, I dropped my original blog post plans and switched to this. Shinto, Japan’s oldest and most widespread religion, shows up all over anime. Shinto folklore is key in anime… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Working!!, Shinto, and Prayer’s Effectiveness

Examining Old School Anime: The Saints Point to Christ

Towards the end of one episode of Saint Seiya, the girl running the fighting competition, Saori Kido, pleads with her deceased grandfather for advice on how to deal with the theft of the Golden Cloth armor.  Rather than the monologue I expected, her late grandfather actually appears to her and gives her some consoling advice.  He… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Saints Point to Christ