Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and light novels. This is our second year marking the holiday in this way. When I started this project last year, I was under the impression that these… Read More Celebrating the Women of the Anime, Manga & Light Novel Industries
We are super excited for GKIDS’ release of Mirai, the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda, director of The Boy and the Beast and Wolf Children, among other gems. They are screening the film in theaters on November 29th and 30th, and December 5th and 8th. To celebrate, we’re giving away a pair of tickets for… Read More Win Two Tickets to Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai!
Never turn your back on family, even when they hurt you. Sakae’s final words in Summer Wars reminds the Jinnouchi clan of the importance of family. It’s a significant message, both in how most of us can connect to that idea and its complexity. The quote above, and the longer message it accompanies, instructs her… Read More Mamoru Hosoda and God’s Unconventional Family
D.M. Dutcher reviews Wolf Children and finds a parallel to the idea of Christians being “in the world, but not of it.” [Speculative Faith] Rob continues his Christian reviews, closing out series like Golden Time  and Nobunagun , while reviewing new shows like Captain Earth . Medieval Otaku gives his thoughts on Witch Craft… Read More Something More: Catholicism in Noragami, Wolf Children of God, and Bye, Bye, Animekritik!
If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. – Jesus (Luke 14:26) Wolf Children is a film experience. From the way Hosoda artfully demonstrates the passage of time to his wonderfully fluid animation, and from… Read More The Wolf Children Guide to Hating Your Parents