Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day isn't a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Continue reading Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

A Fear of Failure and the Need to Recreate

No one enjoys failure. I think most of us, though, accept that failure is going to happen, that it's even necessary to grow because it demonstrates a life that reaches beyond its typical boundaries, a willingness to experiment and change, and the possibility of identifying one's weaknesses. But there are those of us—and I'm firmly… Continue reading A Fear of Failure and the Need to Recreate

The Secret Stars of Anime: Silver Spoon

First of all, congratulations to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for winning the first ever Beneath the Tangles March Madness tournament! It seems the show has won a lot of fans' hearts, and that is no doubt in part thanks to the writing skills of the original mangaka, Hiromu Arakawa. So you might be wondering what other works… Continue reading The Secret Stars of Anime: Silver Spoon

Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

"Cartoons" aren't just for kids. Anime fans probably know that better than anyone. But it's not just mature content and convoluted plots that make anime an appealing medium for adults. Through animation's ambiguous limits, philosophy and theology can be easily conveyed in a manner that anyone can grasp (often without their realizing it). For example,… Continue reading Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

Silver Spoon: The Importance of a Different Perspective

I had lunch with a friend last week, with whom I talked about how hard it is to shake loose your cultural upbringing as it relates to religion and really focus on the real message of the gospel.  I mentioned how helpful it is to hear perspectives from others whose upbringings were very different from… Continue reading Silver Spoon: The Importance of a Different Perspective

Pick an Anime for Me to Watch

My seasonal anime viewing habits are as such - I try out quite a few new series, based on our previews here and others, and then quickly drop those that don't interest me.  By the end of the season, I'm usually only watching 2-4 series.  This season, the series are even less compelling to me… Continue reading Pick an Anime for Me to Watch

Winter 2014 In Review (Part One)

TWWK: Winter is typically a slow season for anime, and it looked like more of the same going into this past season.  But how did winter 2014 really pan out?  Between our resident anime addicts, Japes and Goldy, almost every anime of note was covered, and over the next two days, they'll let you know… Continue reading Winter 2014 In Review (Part One)

Anime Today: Love is a Fickle Beast, Indeed

Welcome back, Japes! We've all missed you! This month has been painful without you! I'm so happy to see you back in action and cannot wait to read all of your upcoming articles and their brilliance! Aw shucks... thanks, Japes! I'm glad to be back, too! Japan was great and all, but there's nothing quite… Continue reading Anime Today: Love is a Fickle Beast, Indeed

Gin no Saji and Accepting Grace

A while ago, I decided to finish watching Silver Spoon, which I had watched during the summer, but hadn't finished because I'd already been following the manga for several months. I already knew what was going to happen, and while the anime adaptation of Silver Spoon is good, it isn't really any better than the… Continue reading Gin no Saji and Accepting Grace

Something More: Vulnerability in Silver Spoon and Converting the Residents of Hinata Inn

Frank masterfully draws from Silver Spoon and the story of Adam and Eve, among other sources, in his post about vulnerability. [A Series of Miracles] D.M. Dutcher compare Keitaro's long-suffering journey in Love Hina to a Christian's spiritual journey toward maturity. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] __ As part of the Something More series of… Continue reading Something More: Vulnerability in Silver Spoon and Converting the Residents of Hinata Inn