We’ve been going strong with the light novel club for much of 2018 (six novels completed!), so I was going to have us take a break over the holidays, but then I saw that volume two of the True Tenchi Muyo! light novels just came out, and I couldn’t help myself! I’ll be doing a… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…True Tenchi Muyo! Vol 2 (Yosho)
Tenchi Muyo, though taking place mainly on earth in the here and now, is like Star Wars, for the entirety of what happens in the series is because of things that happened long ago in a galaxy far away. Fans of the original OVAs who have tuned into the more recent ones and seen decreasing… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 4: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 1 (Jurai)
When I was younger, I was never under the illusion that I would be an anime fan for life. I thought it was a phase, and I was fine with that. But along the way, during long stretches of time when I would hardly watch any anime (or cease watching entirely), a series or movie… Read More Thank you Ayu, Thank you Tenchi, Thank you, Thank you Taiga
It’s been more than 25 years since the first Tenchi Muyo! OVA was distributed. My recollection of the first two OVAs is still crystal clear because of my obsession with the series when I was younger, but everything else Tenchi-related has either dimmed or remains a blank spot in my fandom memory. But the upcoming… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Catching Up with Tenchi Muyo!
We’ve just concluded the third book in our light novel club series, but it’s time to forge ahead and move to the next one! While the last two selections were in the new style of digital releases, our newest takes us back in time to Toonami and the birth of the anime fandom for many… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…The True Tenchi Muyo Light Novel (Vol 1)!
I want to begin this month with a note of congratulations to Tommy Phillips, who just celebrated his tenth year in aniblogging! He has his blog have undergone heavy transition over the past couple of years and, to be be honest, I think I would have left blogging altogether had I gone what he went… Read More Something More: Ten Years of Aniblogging Feels Like Only Yesterday
I can remember when I first really discovered anime, through an episode of Tenchi Muyo! on Toonami. In it, Mihoshi, the bubbled-headed Galaxy Police officer, is returning to earth and crash lands her plane. The landing was so rough that I assumed she died. It was such a strange scene, so unlike what I was… Read More When You’re the Supporting Character in Your Own Series
It’s a good time to be a geek. Marvel, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones are the prime properties in Hollywood. Even the subset of geek culture known as otakudom is even getting in the game. As much as Ghost in the Shell was maligned (though I thought it was enjoyable), it’s amazing that property… Read More Top Ten Arby’s Anime Posts
While Barakamon continues to provide Christian bloggers with some juicy themes (how am I not watching this series?), a number of writers visited older titles this week as they talked spirituality: Courtney tackles the question, “Should a Christian watch anime?” [Geek Meets World] Medieval Otaku looks as the falsehoods shown in Nisemonogatari and what role… Read More Something More: Yuri for Christians, Religion Inverted, and Dostoyevsky in my Nisemonogatari
In the first two episodes of the Barakamon, Frank finds important points that all experienced Christians should probably take under consideration. [A Series of Miracles] D.M. Dutcher finds an analogy for the rapture in Tenchi Forever, and examines why that film captures the essence of the rapture better than explicitly Christian depictions of it do.… Read More Something More: Barakamon Christianity, Valkyria’s Salvation, and the Rapture of Tenchi Masaki