Though I dropped Your Lie in April, what people are writing about it intrigues me. TWWK of Beneath the Tangles wrote an excellent reflective post on episode six, and I recommend Your Lie in April Episode 6: Changing Seasons to all my dear readers.
Until I reblogged that post incorrectly, I was going to leave it at that; but since I have already written at length, why not continue to ramble? I had mentioned previously that I’ve entered the next round of the Athanatos Christian Ministries Writing Contest. They provide a helping hand to any author who writes a good novel. At this point, the judges become editors and help one to polish one’s novel so that it can become as well-written as possible by the time the final judging occurs. And, the editor–at least so far–kindly and helpfully criticizes the novel. So, here’s my encouragement to the Christian fiction writers among you to try your hand at next year’s contest.
One of my dear readers was curious about how Shingeki no Bahamut pulled of its combination of Christian and pagan mythos. As of episode five, the combination intrigues rather than offends me. I think that it describes pagan gods and devils pretty well, though I imagine angels a little differently. When it comes to St. Joan of Arc, iblessall says that its the most accurate anime representation of the saint she has ever seen. I’ll take her word for it as I also imagine St. Joan of Arc to have been a courageous and rather serious individual from what I’ve heard about her. The show has made me more interested in that person and reminds me that I must read Mark Twain’s biography of her–by all accounts, the greatest biography of the saint ever penned. All in all, the combination of pagan and Christian lends an epic and fantastic feel to the anime which has worked out well.
I have no idea where Inou Battle Within Everyday Life is going, but the show is still great for a few laughs. The characters are particularly endearing. I am happy that Hitsugi no Chaika seems to have more focus this season. You already know my opinion of Akatsuki no Yona and I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying. Now, I ought to spend the rest of the night getting caught up with the rest. Cheers!