Fate Apocrypha opens with the ambiguous words of an unidentified voice: “This is not a tale of servants. Nor is this a tale of masters. And not a tale of saints, either. This is a tale…where a man grants his wish.” (1.1 “Apocrypha: The Great Holy Grail War”). One of the series’ tasks is to… Read More Fate Apocrypha: Selflessness and Selfishness
In Episode 7 (32) of the second season of Nobunaga no Shinobi (Ninja Girl and Samurai Master; check out our review of Season 1 here), we are introduced to the Portuguese Christian missionary Luís Fróis. As with many of the characters in the series, Fróis is based on an actual person who lived in this era… Read More Newman’s Nook: Our Priorities and the Gospel
Most sports anime put a lot of emphasis on teamwork. One of my favorites is Kuroko’s Basketball, and I’ve written about how Kuroko’s humble gameplay reminds me of the humble way Jesus calls us to live. But DAYS takes a different approach, as Tsukamoto’s soccer mentors encourage him to stop thinking so much about the team and… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: DAYS and the Need for… Selfishness?
But, what are we to make of a mere revenant of our heroes surviving? Does the sacrifice of the many for the sake of the few diminish the value of the few’s survival?… Read More Examining Old School Anime: On Self-Sacrifice
My pastor talked about serving others yesterday. As he did, I realized how selfish I’ve been about maintaining unhealthy habits. Any of you who’ve stuck around here long enough know that finding and keeping good routines is an ongoing struggle for me. Yesterday, I was forced to confront how that affects multiple areas of my… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: My Body is Not My Own
Of the last few episodes, I liked this one the most, but I’m not sure if that’s really just because I quite enjoyed Sachi’s route over the previous two. The anime honestly did an okay job (again, given the constraint of doing an entire route in 1 episode which makes my statement fairly meaningless). They… Read More Grisaia no Kajitsu Episode 7: The Desire to Be Good
I was just about ready to give up on Blue Spring Ride (Ao Haru Ride) – or at least blogging it. But then came along episode eight, hitting me right in the feels. Nicely done. After getting so down on Futuba the past two weeks for her selfish thoughts (though I count myself as nearer… Read More Blue Spring Ride Episode 8: The Thought That Counts