Kids on the Slope Sakamichi no Apollon (2012 ~ 12 episodes) I’d never done the Reverse Thieves’ Secret Santa before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. While my Secret Santa was given a link to my MyAnimeList (MAL), I know that my taste in anime’s quite varied (my “favorites” range from horror,… Read More Secret Santa 2016: Kids on the Slope
Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs are ubiquitous during the holiday season. In my household, we have Michael Bublé, Martina McBride, Andrea Bocelli, and MercyMe playing constantly. The music of the season has become part of the holiday tradition for many families. A lesser tradition here on this blog is my rewording of a… Read More My Favorite Things (2012)
2012 is ending in a whimper, at least for me, as there are few series I’m absolutely loving this fall. That seems to apply to the year as whole. Looking back at my list of best anime from 2011, there were a number of series that jumped into select company among my very favorites, including… Read More TWWK’s Top Anime of 2012
Processr shares his background with religion as he explains the criticism of the topic in episode ten of Humanity Has Declined. [Anipulse] A number of other bloggers also touch on “Watashi as God” in this episode, including Tenchi, Draggle, and Guardian Enzo. Scamp’s post on last week’s episode of the same series examines the meaning… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fairy God Mother, Sinful Anime Characters, and Religion in Haibane Renmei and Kids on the Slope
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,… Read More Sakamichi no Apollon, Episode 09: Love Lessons
One the of most interesting aspects of Sakamichi no Apollon is the inclusion of Christianity in the plot. In episode two, it’s inferred that Kaoru is surprised (and maybe even a little weirded out) to find that Sentarō and Ritsuko are Christians. Yet, it doesn’t hinder Kaoru from continuing to pursue a romantic relationships with… Read More Sakamichi no Apollon: What Do You Think It Takes to Make an Interfaith Relationship Work?
Ray wonders what would have happened to him if anime had never come into the picture, and ponders about the connection between his Christian faith and that medium. [Anime Diet] Also on Anime Diet, Monsieur LaMoe laments the lack of nun characters this season, as he graphically explains why is moe for Christian girls, while… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: In the Garden of Yuri, the Significance of Jesus Cosplay, and Hindu Anime Cola
Anime Kritik takes an unusual approach to the spit-filled first episode of Mysterious Girlfriend X, taking about, among other things, Biblical ideas regarding spit (and other bodily fluids) and the freedom of the New Covenant. [Kritik der Animationskraft] Mira does an amazing job of unraveling the religious symbolism, including Hindu, Buddhist, and Shinto elements, connected… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Jazzy Christians, the Religious Context in Tsuritama, and Holy Spit!