Summertime means barbecues, fun at the beach, and of course, anime conventions! As we do most years, our staff is descending upon anime cons over these next few months. While we’re spying out a number of them, including Hyper Japan festival (London) in July and Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose) in August, we’ve confirmed a couple… Read More Our Staff is Attending Anime Conventions This Summer! What About You?
The more I engage in social media, especially through Tumblr, the more I witness just how deeply connected a lot of anime fans are to their favorite characters – emotionally, physically (dakimakura), even sexually. I have my favorites, too, but besides feeling some empathy toward the characters, and occasionally shipping them, I don’t have a… Read More Something More: Gaara’s Guilt, Loving Charlotte, and My Beats, Your Existentialism
The past two weeks have been overwhelming in terms of just how many articles have been posted relating to anime and religion/spirituality. There’s so much to dig into – I hope you have as much fun reading through these articles as I did! Are you headed to SuperCon at the end of this month? If… Read More Something More: Noragami Religion, Hopeless Black Butler, and Persecuting Naruto
“Christianity” and “anime convention” don’t often synchronize too well. You may immediately think of protestors at FanimeCon or at other conventions, telling guests that they’d better turn from manga to the Bible or else they’ll find themselves in danger of hellfire (I wonder what they think of a book that’s both manga and Bible?). Or… Read More Be Witnesses In Judea, and Samaria, and in All of the Cons
One of my favorite parts of administering this blog is occasionally receiving emails from our readers. A week or two ago, we received a request from Michael. Here’s how he began: Hi, I am so blessed to have found your blog, and here’s why. To keep it short, I am a Christian in Miami, FL… Read More Untangled: Christian Panel at an Anime Con