Though the series Sonny Boy, which tracks a group of Japanese students who are given superpowers and find themselves transported to alternate universes, has been playing with the idea of salvation since early in the series, episode five more directly alludes to that idea as it crosses into religion. From any perspective, the new angle… Read More Sonny Boy, Episode 5: Making of a Judas, Rising of the Beast
“When half way through the journey of our life I found that I was in a gloomy wood, because the path which led aright was lost”. It may have begun innocently, out of curiosity or under stress, or resonating with something in our pasts. It may have been something noble at first—art, work, a pastime,… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (III): Rose of Versailles
Even those unfamiliar with scripture know that the events in the Book of Revelation are the stuff of nightmares and catastrophe. The Beast, the dragon, the curses, the destruction, the blood—John’s vision plays out more powerfully and horrifically than any Hollywood film. However, adaptation of the letter to script or screen is rare. As visually… Read More Review of Manga Majesty: The Revelation of the End Times!
I absolutely love Pixiv – I spend more time on that site than probably any other. It feeds my obsession for fanart of my favorite series, as well as the content of my Tumblr blog. For those of us that frequent this artist community, we know that trends come and go, hitting Pixiv like waves.… Read More Remembering Your First Love (Which is, of Course, Ayano Tateyama)
Bear with me, but I’m going to be controversial for a moment (or perhaps not, depending on who you are). Of everything I’ve heard in my formal undergraduate education, one phrase that has absolutely frustrated me the most is the following: “If the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense.” It seems innocuous enough… Read More Anime Today: When Context is King – The Culture Gap Shared by Shirobako and Scripture