J. Michael Tatum on Iida, Audience, and Searching for Something Greater

At this year’s Kumoricon, @vintageinmyveins, one of our writers and podcasters (Team Trinity), visited with voice actor J. Michael Tatum. Voicing classic characters like Kraft Lawrence (Spice and Wolf) and Isaac (Baccano!), as well as fan favorites from recent series like Attack on Titan (Erwin Smith) and My Hero Academia (Tenda Iida), Tatum is one… Read More J. Michael Tatum on Iida, Audience, and Searching for Something Greater

TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism

Team Trinity is back! Where did they go you might ask? To Kumoricon, of course, where @vintageinmyveins visited with J. Michael Tatum, the voice actor behind Sebastian (Black Butler), Rintaro (Steins;gate), and Iida (My Hero Academia). Based on Tatum’s thoughtful responses, Team Trinity dives into the method behind acting, the use of art to search for truth, and the nature of philosophy, truth, and existence. Yep, it gets pretty deep.

Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): Is it possible to have an anime about a game (ex. Yu-Gi-Oh) be good?… Read More TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism

Tu-tu-ru! Okarin and Mayuri’s Better-Than-Romance Friendship

If I learned anything from anime, it’s that a childhood friendship is basically an invitation to future romance. This is a truth gathered from Love Hina, Skip Beat, Nisekoi, and…just about every other anime in which there’s a road toward such a relationship.  But in the Steins;gate anime series, things work a little differently. While… Read More Tu-tu-ru! Okarin and Mayuri’s Better-Than-Romance Friendship

Beyond Broken: Rintaro Okabe and Loving When You Can’t

Steins;gate gets really good when one character dies…over and over and over again. I remember first watching Steins;gate and really finding it compelling, but it’s also notoriously slow: the moodiness of the colors, the unique personalities of the characters, the leisurely unfolding plot. And then it suddenly becomes incredibly engaging right at the point I… Read More Beyond Broken: Rintaro Okabe and Loving When You Can’t