At first glance, One Week Friends looks and feels like a cute show. The animation is gentle, the frequently flushed cheeks are awww-worthy, and the storyline about friendship is the stuff of kid shows. But the series makes me a little uncomfortable for a number of reasons, among them that I’m waiting for the bottom… Read More One Week Friends: Why We Do What We Do
… Where do I begin? Actually, I’ll start with this. I watched the first episode of the final Oreimo OVA and was, well, neither surprised nor satisfied. However, I intended to finish, especially bolstered by the opinions of a couple of friends, both Christians, who insisted the end was actually pretty good. Well, the end… Read More Oreimo Finale: I Can’t Believe My Series End Like This (Wait…Yes I Can)
You’re throwing your love across my impossible space You’ve created me Take me out of me into… A new way to be human To a new way to be human I’ve been wavering on Suisei no Gargantia, unsure if I would continue the series. It’s been pretty to look at, but other than that, I’ve… Read More Suisei no Gargantia, Episode 04: A New Way to Be Human
After watching Bakemonogatari, I thought I couldn’t possibly get enough of the artistic direction and witty writing that filled the series. Then Nisemonogatari came along, and more specifically, the toothbrush scene. And for me, the warmth I had for the series largely disappeared. Halfway into episode one of Nekomonogatari, and we have more of the… Read More Nekomonogatari: Kuro and a Life That’s Bigger Than Me
I recently tweeted this: The problem with Eureka Seven Ao is that there are too many fun characters. Oh, wait…that’s not a problem. Obviously, I’m really digging the show. Besides the wonderful action pieces and terrific animation, it’s the characters that have me absorbed. And in particular, many of these interesting players are part of… Read More Eureka Seven Ao and Generation Celebrity
I’m a sucker for tearjerkers. Even though I consider myself a realist, I’m very sentimental. That said, although I often tear up as shows and movies, I’ve only cried twice – at The Passion of the Christ and during episode 18 of Clannad After Story, entitled “The Ends of the Earth.” Even as I read… Read More Diary of an Anime Lived: The Selfish/Selfless Daddy
John of the AnimeNation Anime News Blog is among the most interesting and knowledgeable writers about anime that I’ve read. Today, he posted a reaction to the recent OreImo leak, and though not about spirituality, his comments bring up some interesting ideas regarding the hearts of anime fans, and really, all of us.