It is quite true that the enemy has never, and never will, prevail against the Church. He has, however, succeeded in wresting from her bosom many of her children, and in some cases, even whole nations. These great losses were brought about in many instances by the wars which divided nations, by the enactment of … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Amakusa Shiro, The Martyr?
In my last three Anime Review posts, I looked at works created by acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai, known by some as the second Hayao Miyazaki for his charmingly sentimental works released throughout the past decade. One thing they share in common is the same trope featuring a friendship later blossoming to a romance between an … Continue reading Anime Review #52: The Place Promised In Our Early Days
Theft, as we have seen, is the secret taking away of what belongs to another, against their reasonable wish... The use of any unlawful dealing with the property of another against their wish is theft, such as when a tramp makes himself at home for the night on another's premises, or when a passenger travels … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Kissing KissAnime Goodbye
This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. Last week, I kicked off this series with a … Continue reading East Meets West #2: Steins;Gate .vs. Back To The Future
One has to wonder what goes through the mind of Makoto Shinkai these days. Following the success of Your Name in 2016, he decided to continue his line of success and work on his next project, Weathering With You (also known as Tenki No Ko). As was the case with his former film, it follows … Continue reading Anime Review #51: Weathering With You