Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
*Warning: presumptive spoilers for a future season of Sword Art Online Alicization* Lingering the background of Sword Art Online Alicization has been the question of the nature of the soul. Early in the anime, the story established that scientists had narrowed down the soul’s nature to a light-based phenomenon they call a fluctlight. These fluctlights… Read More Love Versus Materialism in Sword Art Online Alicization
TWWK: You’ve surely seen many of of the wonderful guest contributions by Jeskai Angel here in recent months—so many that he seems to be part of our regular staff! Well, we’ve remedied that inconsistently by bringing Jeskai Angel on as a member of our staff! He’ll be joining our light novel club and contributing other… Read More On Love
It may not always reach its goals, but even detractors of Sword Art Online can agree that the franchise eagerly explores lofty concepts that other popular series refuse to touch. The most recent season, Sword Art Online: Alicization, traverses philosophy and religion in the course of its run, and forces viewers to consider fundamental questions… Read More TangleCast 53: Theology Synthesis Thirty
Happy New Year! This week on the TangleCast, Team FtK (David, Peter, and Holly) talk about their anime highlights from 2018, including some gems that you might have missed (or that Holly dropped…this seems to be a recurring theme), like Hinamatsuri, Goblin Slayer, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The team also previews… Read More TangleCast 44: 2018 Anime Highlights and Previewing 2019
All but a couple series have premiered this fall 2018 anime season (and some have aired their second or even third episodes), and…well, it’s an interesting season. There are going to be tons and tons of eyes glued to the final season of Fairy Tail, the new season of Sword Art Online, and other returning… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
A new world. A new deep dive. A new virtual reality. And this time, Kirito is a child. Together with his friends, Eugeo and Alice, he explores a cave in a mountain that borders the world between humans and darkness, and what the group discovers, and who they see, will have a drastic impact upon… Read More First Impression: Sword Art Online Alicization (Season 3)