“And on the seventh day God finished His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.” Genesis 2:2 Catholics and other Christians have been accused of fetishizing the poor, making angels of them, as it were. While this extreme is less harmful than… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Leisure and Religion
You can say that this article derives from my adherence to the principle of choosing the lesser of two evils–in this case, the lesser of two spoilers: I weighed spoiling the ending of Space Pirate Captain Harlock against revealing the death of a minor character in The Rose of Versailles. The topic of death appeared the best… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Suicide
In a recent episode of The Rose of Versailles, Oscar’s coldness towards the now Queen Marie Antoinette struck me as too severe. Since her rescue of Marie Antoinette, the queen has always held Oscar in esteem, and she uses her new authority to pour favors onto Oscar’s lap: she raises Oscar to the post of regimental… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Honey Catches More Flies than Vinegar
Let me take a break from Space Pirate Captain Harlock this week. Thanks to the enthusiastic recommendation of iblessall, I have picked up an awesome new anime titled The Rose of Versailles. You might have never heard of this gem from 1979, but I can assure you that every fan of exciting swordplay and historical fiction… Read More Examining Old School Anime: What Profiteth a Man to Gain the Whole World and Lose His Own Soul?