12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: Re-Kan!

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"The mystery of this boon is great, dearly beloved, and this gift exceeds all gifts that God should call man son, and man should call God Father..." -St. Leo the Great, Sermon 26 Episode six of Re-Kan!, which deals with the love of parents for their children on Christmas, seems like an apt choice for… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: Re-Kan!

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: Re-Kan!

"The mystery of this boon is great, dearly beloved, and this gift exceeds all gifts that God should call man son, and man should call God Father..." -St. Leo the Great, Sermon 26 Episode six of Re-Kan!, which deals with the love of parents for their children on Christmas, seems like an apt choice for… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: Re-Kan!

Annalyn’s Corner: Kira of Death Note vs. the God of Life

Tomorrow, I'm giving a presentation on "The Theology of Death Note" in one of my classes. I was reluctant to choose Death Note, because a lot of people have already written about its connections to Christianity (including Casey here at BtT, just a couple weeks ago). I wanted to write about something new... but I also wanted… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Kira of Death Note vs. the God of Life

Annalyn’s Corner: Ore Monogatari!! and Sacrificial Love

I watched the first five episodes of Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!) this weekend. The premise intrigued me: this shoujo anime is shown primarily from a male point of view, and he's not the typical bishounen love interest. Instead, Takeo is the bishie's big, clumsy best friend. I was immediately intrigued by this break from the mold, but… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Ore Monogatari!! and Sacrificial Love

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: Nanoha A’s

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, especially its second season A's, is one of my favorite anime, and just hit its 10 year anniversary. At the least, it's probably the anime I've rewatched the most number of times. The climax of the second season takes place on Christmas Eve, as the protagonists Nanoha and Fate engage in… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: Nanoha A’s