Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (and IV): Just Because!, Utena, and Princess Tutu

Just Because! starts with a certain Haruto trying again and again to achieve a home run in an empty school field. If he does, he will confess his feelings to Morikawa, who played the trumpet with such passion at his baseball matches. Does he really know her? Well, no. His friend Eita, back in town… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (and IV): Just Because!, Utena, and Princess Tutu

Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Review)

As the train on which she rides approaches its destination, Violet Evergarden sees a palatial school atop a lush hill, surrounded by a picturesque village. But the next shot quickly establishes dissonance between that beauty and the life experienced within, as a young lady with messy auburn hair coughs asthmatically into a gloomy room only… Read More Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Review)

Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

I recently had a discussion with an old friend over Facebook. He’s a person I dearly care about and who I once discipled, but who has since left the faith largely because of his debelief in the miracles in (and writings of) the Bible. Are we in a more skeptical day and age than ever… Read More Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

One of Christ’s most interesting and off-discussed teachings is how he equates are internal hated toward others as murder: But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever… Read More Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Vol. 1

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 1 (Episodes 1-12) Episodes 1-12 Nozomi Entertainment With the widespread availability of so many current series these days, older anime – even classic ones – seem to be ever drifting into obscurity. Thankfully, production companies like Nozomi Entertainment are still releasing many of these shows on DVD. And with Kunihiko Ikuhara… Read More Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Vol. 1