Something More: Spirited Away to Anime, Victorian Evergarden, and Memories of Toonami

Tim writes a refreshing perspective on how he almost completely lost interest in anime. A recent screening of Spirited Away brought back him back into blogging and watching new shows. This post made me glad that I am not the only one that has taken a break from anime, just to come right back for… Read More Something More: Spirited Away to Anime, Victorian Evergarden, and Memories of Toonami

Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

My children are nine and seven years old. I’ve always intended to show them anime – and they’ve seen Totoro and a couple other pieces – but it was never a great priority for me. In fact, I’ve been more concerned with sharing geek culture and 80’s/90’s pop culture with them than anime. But something… Read More Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

Something More: Belonging in Bungou, Berserk “Sunday School,” and Dangerous Flying Witches

Anime often revels in deviant storytelling. Add that to its cultural roots, and it’s easy for misunderstanding and stereotyping to occur among Western audiences. Christians, especially, seem hesitant to embrace anime due, in part, to its oftentimes default spiritual content. Witches, demons, spirits, and magic frequently flavor Japanese storytelling, which can sound worse in word… Read More Something More: Belonging in Bungou, Berserk “Sunday School,” and Dangerous Flying Witches