Tag: literature

East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

Five days prior (6 November 2022) marked the start date of the events of the inaugural Sword Art Online (hereafter SAO) anime. It was on that Sunday when, in the series premiere, 10,000 users would be trapped in the video game world of Aincrad, and forced, under threat of death, to remain there until a … Continue reading East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Jules Verne, the famous 19th-century French author of science-fiction, is not a name foreign to me. As a kid, I used to watch the clumsy 2004 adaptation of one of his stories, Around The World In 80 Days, which featured martial artist Jackie Chan and actor Steve Coogan travelling across Europe, Asia and North America … Continue reading East Meets West #22: Children Who Chase Lost Voices .vs. Journey To The Center Of The Earth

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

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

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

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

Anime Review #33: The Three Musketeers (Part 2)

Anime Review #33: The Three Musketeers (Part 2)

Some of this is legend, but about this much is fact. On 14 July 1789, rioting Parisians stormed the royal prison of Bastille, looting it and destroying it to show their contempt towards the monarchy. Within its records, they discovered this mysterious entry: Prisoner #64389000 - The Man in the Iron Mask. Wait, that's the … Continue reading Anime Review #33: The Three Musketeers (Part 2)

Anime Review #32: The Three Musketeers (Part 1)

Anime Review #32: The Three Musketeers (Part 1)

In the days before Fan Expo 2019, I began to work on my musketeer cosplay, seeing how I intended to go as D'Artagnan, one of the main characters of Alexandre Dumas' classic, The Three Musketeers; which led to several nights of binge-watching various film adaptations of said novel, in particular Disney's 1993 version starring Charlie … Continue reading Anime Review #32: The Three Musketeers (Part 1)