Today’s guest post comes from medical school student, Dimas, and takes a look at how Christianity is sometimes depicted in one of two ways, as through Kirei Kotomine, when it is in fact neither. Christian tone and symbolism in the Japanese media and in particular anime are mostly used as a flavoring so to say;… Read More Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh
Hello, everyone. In the spirit of the season of October and all of the spooky that comes with it, we have a somewhat appropriate topic for you. Its going to be a slightly different format than usual, but that’s because we wanted to try something new. We wanted to invite our readers, as best we… Read More Glory from the Gory, Grace in the Salacious, & the Controversial Lessons in Anime
Welcome to the second post in our series on character comparisons in Fate Apocrypha and how they are key when analyzing anything Fate. A topic I’ve written on before has reappeared in this series, how we all naturally become like whatever we set on our highest altar and how this principle demonstrates the importance of headship. The… Read More Fate Apocrypha: Justice and Madness
Happy Easter, readers! What are your plans for Easter? I’m going to go to church with family and will celebrate there. We also had family devotional time on Friday and will do so again today, to think about and commemorate this time, and had a nice meal yesterday. But then on Monday…on Monday, I’ll go… Read More Happy Easter!
Recently, I gave the Read or Die manga a chance. The OVA and TV series have been great favorites of mine from my first years as an anime junkie. And so, I hoped for good things from the manga, which derived from a light novel–back when light novels had no special stigma against them. If… Read More The Laws of the Flesh and the Spirit in R.O.D.
Last week, I fell into a rage during a stressful moment at home. I railed on and on, and screamed a number of things I’ve since regretted. That tirade later led me to reflect on Paul’s admission, “I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I… Read More Thin Line Between Jeanne and Alter
The first two episodes of Classroom of the Elite play Kikyo Kushida close the vest. Although I had my suspicions that Kushida was not what she seemed, it was because of the framework of the series, not because of her characterization. But episode three drops hints throughout, until the end reveal makes sense in terms of… Read More Classroom of the Elite’s Kushida: When Out-of-Character is In-Character
Yesterday, about a half-mile from my workplace, a young man attacked his fellow college students with a knife, injuring several and killing one. While his motives are still coming to light, the impact of his actions, in a busy area of the UT-Austin campus, was felt immediately. I’m an alum of the university and I’m… Read More When Mikasa and I Fall Apart
Lately I’ve been playing Tales of Berseria, the newest addition to the “Tales” JRPG series. It’s definitely a fun game, but the quality of the characters and plot stands out most of all. In particular, the protagonist is a girl named Velvet who is dead set on revenge and she doesn’t care how many people… Read More Tales of Berseria and Eleanor Hume’s Search for Truth
Hulu has lots of anime to choose from, including movies (as of this writing). I have not seen too many anime films, aside from most of what comes out Ghibli Studios and the occasional One Piece movie. I recently found a few on Hulu that looked interesting, though I had never heard of them. Patema… Read More Patema Inverted: Upside Down Sinners