This Christmas, why not give the gift of anime? At least that’s what we thought while putting together our own Secret Santa exchange! Tune in to see what Holly, Peter, David, and our editor, Marcelo, “gifted” each other as our members watched through recommended anime they hadn’t seen before. Twwk hosts this wintry episode of… Read More TangleCast 67: Secret Santa
I feel that all too often the media portrays femininity in a bad light. Either a woman is written as weak and pathetic, or she is a ridiculous OP for the sake of fan service. Where is the balance of being a fierce woman who retains her feminine identity without being an object of lust?… Read More Anime’s Fierce Femininity
We have a special guest post today from Teresa Christina, a blogger we first met here a couple years back. Since then, she’s gotten to know some of our staff and become a strong voice in the aniblogging community. I’m delighted to present this piece about how anime has impacted her life. It all started… Read More Guest Post: How Anime Drew Me Closer to the Lord
While I absolutely love Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, the OVAs that relate Kenshin’s bloody backstory, I’ve always found the ending of the series odd. No major spoilers here, except to say that after that happened, that which changed the course of Kenshin’s life and shook the very core of who he was, he continues to slay… Read More Change Takes Time, Right, Kenshin and Sasuke?
The title character’s quest for redemption in the Rurouni Kenshin OVA’s contrasts sharply with the Christian idea of our own lack of power in redeeming ourselves. [Lady Hannah Beth] I’m a few weeks late in this linking , but since you’ll see Anime Reporter on this blog later today, it’s relevant to post a recent… Read More Something More: Redeeming Kenshin, Protestors at Fanime, and Plastic Memory Moments
If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
If I’m being completely honest, part of what originally drew me to anime (and what draws many people, I think) was the intensity of violence in some series and movies. Princess Mononoke was the first anime I watched that I knew was Japanese in origin, and the violence of it, though tame by some standards, both… Read More Rurouni Kenshin: Lay Me Down