Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

I recently had a discussion with an old friend over Facebook. He’s a person I dearly care about and who I once discipled, but who has since left the faith largely because of his debelief in the miracles in (and writings of) the Bible. Are we in a more skeptical day and age than ever… Read More Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

One of Christ’s most interesting and off-discussed teachings is how he equates are internal hated toward others as murder: But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever… Read More Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Vol. 1

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 1 (Episodes 1-12) Episodes 1-12 Nozomi Entertainment With the widespread availability of so many current series these days, older anime – even classic ones – seem to be ever drifting into obscurity. Thankfully, production companies like Nozomi Entertainment are still releasing many of these shows on DVD. And with Kunihiko Ikuhara… Read More Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Vol. 1

DVD Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena Vol. 2, The Black Rose Saga

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Volume 2 DVD Box Set: Remastered Edition Nozomi Episodes 13-24 As the first season of Revolutionary Girl Utena ended, Utena had finally finished successfully dueling the members of the student council. She may well have been  able to enjoy some peace, if it wasn’t for the sudden appearance of a new set of duelists, each wearing a… Read More DVD Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena Vol. 2, The Black Rose Saga

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Episode 09: Something Eternal

With episode nine of Revolutionary Girl Utena, there again (thankfully) seems to be some advancement in storyline beyond emphasizing mystery and developing characters.  We learn more about the past of several council members, while Saionji brings Anthy to the castle in the sky in order to reach an “eternal reward.” The allusions and symbols in the… Read More Revolutionary Girl Utena, Episode 09: Something Eternal

Trial by Juri: Revolutionary Girl Utena and Believing in God v. Believing in Yourself

Seven episodes into Revolutionary Girl Utena, and it seems like the series still hasn’t begun to show it’s depth.  I expected to know more about the Rose Bride and the world revolution by this point.  But as with Mawaru Penguindrum, though only the most analytical found meaning early on in the series, I was (and… Read More Trial by Juri: Revolutionary Girl Utena and Believing in God v. Believing in Yourself