Seven Creepy Anime for Halloween (That Aren’t Too Scary)

I am not a fan of horror anime. I used to love scary movies, but that time has since come and gone. Nowadays, I stay away from things that give me frights, and am even more wary of series that feature gore/graphic violence (sorry, Inuyashiki, I barely knew ye), frightening or otherwise. But I can… Continue reading Seven Creepy Anime for Halloween (That Aren’t Too Scary)

Something More: To Akame Ga Kill or Akame Ga Save?, Berserk’s Mercy, and Shinigami Eyes for Christians

This will officially be my final column of Something More. It's been such a pleasure to use my Google keyword skills (ha!) to hunt down articles at the crossroads of faith and fandom. Never fear: you haven't seen the last of this column. Starting October, I'll be passing the torch to Samuru, so send him… Continue reading Something More: To Akame Ga Kill or Akame Ga Save?, Berserk’s Mercy, and Shinigami Eyes for Christians

Lain and Dr. Magata: (g)oddesses Reflecting (G)od

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My favorite series of the season, and one of my favorites of the year, is Everything Becomes F: The Perfect Insider. As I told Japes in our last podcast, the show is what I like: it's really smart and is a little pretentious, but not so pretentious that it loses me. I love it. But… Continue reading Lain and Dr. Magata: (g)oddesses Reflecting (G)od

Top 5 + Guest: Our Favorite Anime Openings

More and more effort and money seems to be put toward anime openings (OP) these days, but more than ever it's striking when an opening strikes such a chord that viewers will watch it each week instead of skipping.  For the winter 2015 season, the Death Parade OP foots the bill - frankly, it's probably… Continue reading Top 5 + Guest: Our Favorite Anime Openings

Anime and Religion Survey: Spirituality in Anime

Anime is almost never a proselytizing tool.  So, it's no surprise that religion usually doesn't take the forefront in anime series.  Even when religion plays a major role, it's typically bended and used for aesthetic or plot reasons (ex. Evangelion) by the series animators.  Still, it's ever-present in anime, as religion is deeply imbedded in the country's culture. … Continue reading Anime and Religion Survey: Spirituality in Anime

Finding the Invisible God in…Serial Experiments Lain

Twitter can be a wonderful tool.  It's great for networking, establishing relationships, and finding out about news and new ideas. It can also feed a blog. A few weeks back, Otakurean, Prede and I were tweeting, and Otakurean mentioned that the father in Serial Experiments Lain was symbolic of God.  I was confused at first… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Serial Experiments Lain