Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! On this day, we celebrate that Christ has risen, and with him so have all we who believe in his name. His death and victory paved the way for our own salvation, for life now and into eternity. What a thing to commemorate. What a joy to know! I hope that this… Read More Happy Easter!

Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Our final thematic post this Holy Week was written by Twwk and originally posted two years ago this past Thursday in the now-discontinued Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted today by permission. Leon, a student at Shaher Observatory, is an absolute brat in the anime Violet Evergarden. Despite his good looks and high IQ,… Read More Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with an article about two recent popular shows featuring characters with disabilities—Violet Evergarden and In/Spectre. If there’s one series in recent years that expertly pulls at the heartstrings, it’s Violet Evergarden. But as stirring as the show is and despite how beloved it’s become, Violet… Read More In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

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)