East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

Many of us are familiar with the works of Makoto Shinkai, the famous Japanese director of modern hits like Your Name or Weathering With You. Throughout parts of 2020-2021 I've looked through a bunch of his works and have noticed that they all hinge on one specific theme: getting a boy and girl together. With … Continue reading East Meets West #17: 5 Centimeters Per Second .vs. The Great Gatsby

St. Pius V Corner: Clout Cosplaying

Vainglory is the inordinate effort to manifest one's own excellence, real or fictitious. It is called vain, because it is concerned either with things of small moment, such as personal beauty, or with praise that is not due or is unduly sought. While venial in and of itself, it may become mortal if the praise … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Clout Cosplaying

East Meets West #16: Anime Sanjushi .vs. The Three Musketeers

Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Easter on this fine Easter Monday. Christ indeed has risen from the grave, and conquered death at the same time, giving us all a chance at eternal life with Him. His story is numbered amongst the classics not just of Christianity, but of history as well. However, in today's … Continue reading East Meets West #16: Anime Sanjushi .vs. The Three Musketeers

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Sonic X Revisited

NOTE TO READERS: Effective after my post on Easter Monday (18 April 2022), I will be returning to my original roots and releasing posts on Friday for the first time in almost two years! Because of this logistic change, I have pushed my sixteenth instance of the East Meets West series to the following week … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Sonic X Revisited

St. Pius V Corner: Kissing KissAnime Goodbye, Again

One must try to form a practically certain conscience, since it is never lawful to act with a practical doubt about the lawfulness of an action. A direct solution to doubts of conscience in matters of frequent occurrence and lesser importance can usually be obtained by reflection, by investigation and by asking counsel. Such a … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Kissing KissAnime Goodbye, Again

Convention Tales #15: Short Stories From Anime North, Part #2

It dawned on me this week that, south of the Canadian border in the Big Apple itself, New York City, Anime NYC had recently transpired, as once more did 30,000+ anime fans of all ages descend upon the Jarvits Center for a weekend of weeb-filled fun. Not only did this event remind me of the … Continue reading Convention Tales #15: Short Stories From Anime North, Part #2

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Three-Year Anniversary Special

It was only three years ago on this day, the feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, that I started what would become an anime blog viewed from a Traditionalist Catholic perspective. Therefore, it's only fitting that I once again make another obligatory post celebrating the highlights of this blog's journey from the period of last … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Three-Year Anniversary Special