Action music. A deep blue sea with emerald green coasts. Pursued by their enemies, a boy and a girl are entering the fantasy world where she was born. In parallel, or sometimes in the same scene, we get to see a teenage voice actress holding the script. In a moment of exaltation, it falls from… Read More First Impression: Cue!
“You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth. (…) He was a burning and shining lamp, and for a while you were content to rejoice in his light. But I have testimony greater than John’s. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: The Idolmaster
You know what? I really love fictional characters. So this post is more of a fun analysis of fictional characters in all works than any sort of an analysis of moral or Christian themes in a particular show. Why? Because if we get to a point where we only judge the value of a story… Read More Characters: Likable, Interesting, or Relatable?
Last year during this season I talked about the Christmas episode from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, so it is only fitting that this year I would talk about the Christmas episode, Episode 22, from the “original” The iDOLM@STER anime. (And no, I do not mean Xenoglossia; the one from 2011.) Our 13 girls of 765… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering
Touma, Hokuto, and Shouta make up the popular male idol group “Jupiter”. After leaving 961 Production because its president is a total scumbag, they have been performing independently with the help of a small theater. While continuing to grow in popularity, they fend off offers from other agencies trying to take them in to make… Read More First Impressions: The iDOLM@STER SideM (Ep. 0: Episode of Jupiter)
Note: Due to changes in the direction of this blog, this will be my last post under the (admittedly short-lived) StarStruck column. Don’t worry; this is not the last of my posts by any means! I will continue to regularly publish posts, just without a column name; the nature of those posts will remain the… Read More StarStruck: Be Honest With Your Needs
‘Tis the season for me to talk about The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls once again. This show does indeed have a Christmas episode, although the focus of episode 24 is not on festivities or romance like the usual anime Christmas episode. Instead, the focus is on a special Christmas mini-concert featuring New Generations, the sub-unit featuring… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls