Blackmailed (?) by his little sister into playing an otome game to 100% in order to unlock all the cutscenes for her, a Japanese man engages in a multi-day gaming marathon. The game never decided what it wanted to be when it grew up though, so besides the otome game romance aspects, it has magic,… Read More First Impression: Trapped in a Dating Sim
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 3 Season one of Tonikawa may be complete, but Fly Me to the Moon, the manga on which its based, is continuing to roll out, and it remains superior to the show in virtually every facet. Volume three, released yesterday, focuses on Tsukasa and Nasa’s trip to visit his… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Komi Can’t Communicate, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Fly Me to the Moon
I just finished watching WorldEnd: Etc. (Who would ever scribble out the entire title?) This stood as my favorite anime of the last season. (Though, my selection of anime series from the last season was quite small.) The author of this series did a wonderful job of world-building. Digressions on the world’s past did much… Read More WorldEnd: How Reincarnation Ruins Romance
Beyond the obvious gore and sexualization that is prevalent in much anime, there is probably one anime fundamental that bothers most Christians who are fearful of exposing their children to thoughts that might undermine their Christian faith: Eastern philosophy. While modern Western thinking is arguably based in post-Enlightenment secularism as much as it is in… Read More Enjoy the Ride!
If there is one thing of spiritual value that Death Parade has raised this season, it is the idea of eternal judgment. Considering that from its fundamental concept, the series explores the idea of determining a person’s final destination (or process), if not ultimate value, based on the human condition, it raises many questions for… Read More Anime Today: Eternal Judgment (Parade?)
Note: This article covers episode twelve of Mushishi. It approaches the episode vaguely in such a way so as to avoid spoilers, but be warned if that is something that concerns you. Perhaps the most basic difference in Western versus Eastern thought is the view of the significance or destination of life. I’m sure you’ve… Read More Anime Today: Life is a Cycle