Even though the breakup rates among anime couples are notoriously high, like a Disney fairytale, we still expect that once our couples have overcome adversity, they will settle down and live a happily-ever-after marriage. But life isn’t always so easy (see Clannad’s possible future and Suzuka as examples). For many years, it’s been quoted that around… Read More 50% of Anime Marriages End in Divorce
As I watched the 7th episode of OreImo (Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) the other day, I felt a sort of uneasiness throughout. The episode was just as good as others so far. But…I just couldn’t get comfortable enough ti simply enjoy the show. I tried not to think too… Read More OreImo Episode 07 and “The Line”
Sankaku Complex reported the story, this morning, of a man who hanged himself, egged on by a number of 2ch users. Suffering from depression, he brought his plans to 2ch, and after repeatedly discussing it, a number of users pushed him toward it. He did so, streaming his hanging (not sure if the actual event… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Man Hangs Himself at 2ch’s Behest
My “I’ve been meaning to watch that…” list is growing weekly, it seems. There are so many good series out there, and so little time! But one anime that has intrigued me for months and which immediately topped my list was Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East). I started watching it a couple of… Read More Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 1)
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.
I didn’t plan on writing yet another post, but real life has struck. If you haven’t heard, The University of Texas at Austin campus is on lockdown, as one of two gunman is still loose in on the university grounds. I work five blocks away from the PCL, UT’s main library, where the first suspect… Read More The Reality of Senseless Violence
Do you know the anime trope where a character will uncover significant information about another individual, and keep that information secret so as not to hurt that person? This happens in anime time after time, including in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which I’m now watching via Hulu. Spoilers begin here. In episode 22, Winry discovers that… Read More Petty Little Liars