I’m working on a project about anime and religion among anime and manga bloggers. To do so, I’ve created a short survey (10-15) that I would love for bloggers to complete. Anyone who has blogged about anime and manga is welcome to fill out the survey form. I have already emailed or otherwise contacted many of… Read More Anime and Manga Bloggers: I Need Your Help!
A question nagging my heart lately is one that every fan faces at one time or another with serious contemplation, a passing thought, or somewhere in between. I’m talking about the question of whether or not it’s right to watch fansubs. Arguments are strong on both sides, and to tell the truth, I haven’t sat… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: What Price Fandom?
Lisa Katayama wrote a post about Saint Young Men, a manga series depicting Jesus and Buddha as modern day roommates – an interesting concept, to say the least. I’m sure there’s a mixed bag of good and offensive in the series. One line in the Tokyomango post makes me go “BAH,” however: Jesus is a… Read More Sprituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jesus and Buddha are Roomies
I feel as if I’m a semi-dormant volcano, ready to boil over and explode any time – not in anger, but in want of venting. I hesitate to blog about it, because I don’t want the subject of this frustration to become known, but I do think maybe this is the best medium for me… Read More My Experience with a Voice Actress…or, Get Over Yourself, Minorin!
My “I’ve been meaning to watch that…” list is growing weekly, it seems. There are so many good series out there, and so little time! But one anime that has intrigued me for months and which immediately topped my list was Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East). I started watching it a couple of… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 1)
Here is final chapter of “Apostle’s Sword.” I’ve been delighted to present this wonderful story and am sorry to see it come to an end! Even if you didn’t read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot. There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and… Read More Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 4
Here is chapter three of the four chapter series, “Apostle’s Sword.” This is the penultimate chapter, with the final one coming next Thursday. If you can’t wait, you read “Apostle’s Sword” in it’s entirety now at Fanfiction.net. Even if you didn’t read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot. There… Read More Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 3
One blog that I’ve followed religiously in recent years is Topless Robot, run by Rob Bricken. Timely and often hilarious, Bricken’s site discusses all forms of nerdery, including anime on occasion, as Bricken was editor of Anime Insider magazine and wrote for Anime News Network for a time. Religion is only very occasionally discussed, though never deeply. … Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Nerd Religions
Series: Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (OreImo) Episode Title: “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute” Related Bible Verses: Luke 6:27-31 Overview Judging by early previews in the anime blogosphere, not too many people were expecting much out of OreImo. But three episodes in, many of those same bloggers have… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…OreImo (Episode 3)
Here is chapter two of the four chapter series, “Apostle’s Sword.” We’ll be revealing one chapter every Thursday until the series in completed, though you can read it in it’s entiry now at Fanfiction.net. Even if you didn’t read the previous installment, I beg you to give this story a shot. There are quite a… Read More Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 2