A review of the 1985 anime film, Night on the Galactic Railroad. The film follows Giovanni, a young cat, on a metaphysical journey through time, space, and even his own subconscious.
A review of the 2011 anime, No. 6. The anime features a homoromantic story set in a dystopian world of genetic plague and government conspiracy. And, the uninteresting story of how I came to watch it.
A review of the short indie film, Little Witch Academia. Directed by You Yoshinari, known for his work on FLCL and Gurren Lagann, this film follows Akko, a young girl who desires to become a witch.
A review of the trilogy of films that make up the Golden Age Arc of Berserk.
A detailed and in-depth look at religion through the lens of Final Fantasy X. This will be somewhat more academic than one of my average Hubs, but it will certainly be of interest to fans of the game.
Garden of Words, or Kotonoha no Niwa, is the latest film from acclaimed director and animator Makoto Shinkai, and it's one that you can't afford to miss watching. Here's why.
An educational look at Hua Mulan, the woman who pretended to be a man so that she could serve in the military instead of her father, and who inspired the 1998 Disney film, Mulan.
A detailed breakdown and review of the 2004 anime, Elfen Lied. Words that might describe it include: brutal, relentless, and... beautiful.
A review of the 2012 anime feature film, Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki, directed by Mamoru Hosoda (of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and Sumer Wars fame.)
A detailed tutorial of how to use the Magic Set Editor to create a custom Magic the Gathering card, from its name and mana cost to its abilities and artwork.
A detailed review of the 2010 anime series, Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls.
A look at confirmed atheist characters in Anime, with supporting quotations.
A review of the 2008-2009 anime based on the hit manga series by Atsushi Ōkubo.
An in-depth comparison of Pixar and Studio Ghibli. An attempt to conclude which one is "better" is made.
A detailed look at the origins of the various Guardian Forces found in Final Fantasy VIII. Sources of the summons include mythology, religion, literature, and poetry.
A look at how Hong Kong is represented by and symbolized in Ghost in the Shell. The article also examines the Japanese mythology used in the film, including the tales of Orochi and Amaterasu.
As the title implies, it contains five animes that I feel all new fans should check out.
A detailed review for the 2011 anime film by Makoto Shinkai, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below. This fantasy anime, containing many of the strong themes that Shinkai has become known for, is one of the most...
A look at religious symbolism found in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. It examines Father, the homunculi, the Oouroboros and Flamel Cross, the Church of Leto, and comparisons between characters with Jesus.
Angel Beats! is a 2010 anime series with 13 episodes. It focuses on the SSS, a group of students in the afterlife doing their best to avoid being reborn. This largely means holding rock concerts, and shooting at a girl...
A look at how Christianity was a theme in the early Legend of Zelda games, and how the theme was phased out in favor of an original mythos.
This is an in-depth review of the third episode of Seirei no Moribito (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.) It is a 2007 anime with excellent scenes of action and production values that are far above average.
2010 was one of the strongest years for animated films. Here is a look at eight of the best animated films from that year.