This week, Kageki Shojo!! surprised me more than the two exclamation marks in its title convey: it went far deeper than I ever expected of a series about an all-girls theatre training school. In fact, it may just have set itself up as a spiritual heir to Wonder Egg Priority, only engaging with its troubling… Read More Hope for the Abused & Traumatized: is Kageki Shojo!! the new Wonder Egg Priority?
While the quality of the final episode of Wonder Egg Priority was…questionable, the series remains a creative, original, and thoughtful fantasy tale about girls growing up and the immense pressures they often face. Here’s hoping we get something else in the future the better wrap up the tale, but in the meantime, enjoy this piece… Read More Fanart Friday: Wonder Egg Finale
The spring 2021 anime season, soon coming to a close, was an enjoyable one through and through. It featured a diverse and expansive group of series, with there seeming to be an anime (or two or three or ten) for everyone, with several standouts among them. At first glance, this season’s line-up looks a little… Read More Summer 2021 Anime Preview
This season’s final episode of Wonder Egg Priority, much like the entire series, was full of meaning and allusion. One of the most powerful aspects of episode 12 was when the alternate universe version of Ai, a version who never met Koito and who herself committed suicide, found strength in the current universe version of… Read More Fanart Friday: AU Ai / Eye
“He is risen.” Christians will make this proclamation across the world today as they commemorate Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, giving second life to those who would put their faith in him. Count me among the faithful who will worship today in thankfulness for this miracle. This Easter, however, is a bit strange for me—besides… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Wonder Grace Priority
Wonder Egg Priority is a beautiful, uncomfortable, moving and confusing series that starts out engaging all the things we don’t talk about—self-harm, abuse, rape, bullying, gender dysphoria, and homosexuality, to name a few. Our silence and blindness to these issues have a weight and pressure to them, and WEP shows how this reinforces the isolation… Read More Wonder Egg Priority, Episode 11: “The Temptation of Death”?
Wonder Egg Priority (WEP) has felt like the successor to Puella Magi Madoka Magica in many ways throughout its run, but in episode seven, it almost went full Madomagi by driving the stakes to their utmost height—to the death of one of the main characters. But as has been consistent with WEP, what it did… Read More Wonder Egg Priority, Episode 7: The Scars to Prove It (or, Love for the Moms, the Cutters, and the Drunks)
This guest post was written by longtime support and contributor to our ministry, Bob Aarhus. I encourage you to also read his excellent article about Kimi no na wa (Your Name). If you have not yet watched at least the first episode of Wonder Egg Priority, stop reading now. Even if you have no intention… Read More WONDER EGG PRIORITY: We Don’t Talk About These Things
While out for a walk, Ai Ohto happens upon a dead firefly on the side of the road. As anyone would naturally do at such a solemn occasion, Ai fashions a shallow grave for the poor insect, and buries it under a small tree. Closing her eyes, she kneels down to pay her final respects,… Read More First Impression: Wonder Egg Priority
The winter 2021 anime season feels a bit like life in general: Things are starting to get back to normal. Many delayed series are finally airing both among the host of sequels about to stream and brand new shows as well. And so, as usual, that means there are anime we think we’ll know, whether… Read More Winter 2021 Anime First Impressions