Between the Panels: Salvation According to Trigun

At first glance, the uncanny merging of Christianity with Trigun’s western/sci-fi antics seems as unlikely as Vash and Wolfwood’s apprehensive friendship. But the implausible combination ultimately works as irony—one that reflects the protagonist Vash’s many apparent contradictions: pacifist/gun-slinger, wanted criminal/savior, demon/angel. Try justifying those personas within a single person, and you have the enigma that… Read More Between the Panels: Salvation According to Trigun

“Prince of Stride – Alternative” & “Equal Ownership”

Lately, one of the lighter-hearted anime I’ve been enjoying when I just want to relax has been Prince of Stride – Alternative  (hereby being referred to as PrinStride). However, in the past few episodes I’ve found myself noticing less light-heartedness and instead I’ve been picking up on some deeper themes. One such theme I noticed… Read More “Prince of Stride – Alternative” & “Equal Ownership”

Examining Old School Anime: Humility in Approaching Scripture

I am going to briefly describe episode fourteen of Galaxy Express 999 and wonder whether any of our dear readers can guess which biblical tale it parallels after the second paragraph.  *Spoilers ahead for episode 14.*  Tetsuro and Maetel stop at a planetary system known as the Dual Planets, because the gravitational pull of one… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Humility in Approaching Scripture

Annalyn’s Corner: Seeking Advice from Peers and Rivals

This week, Hinata and the other first-year volleyball players in Haikyuu!! 2 impressed me with how they seek and accept the advice of more experienced athletes. This isn’t a new thing; they’ve been getting help from peers and coaches pretty much since day one, and over the past several episodes especially. But this time, it’s drawing a… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Seeking Advice from Peers and Rivals