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East Meets West #20: Super Mario Bros (1986) .vs. Super Mario Bros (1993)

It’s been more than a year since I last discussed the Super Mario Bros. anime, sub-titled The Quest To Rescue Princess Peach. It’s a colourful, yet unassuming anime…

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Anime Review #84: Azumanga Daioh

Back at you with another standard Anime Review, and to make things direct I’m going to be looking at Lucky Star! Wait, that doesn’t sound right – I…

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St. Pius V Corner: The Concupiscence Of The Digidestined

It is likewise a matter of common experience that the passions are a source of many temptations and sins. Often they are antecedent (not premeditated or willed), as…

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Convention Tales #16: Anime North 2022

It’s been a week since the first Anime North to happen in three years, and suffice to say it was one with a lot of feelings packed into…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Cardcaptor Sakura Revisited

If you’re reading this, I’m only a few hours away from going to Anime North, set to relive all the wonderful things I like about anime conventions once…

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East Meets West #19: Neon Genesis Evangelion .vs. Pacific Rim

Since the advent of literature, epochs of man fighting monsters has been a popular storytelling genre. Greek legends feature the exploits of figures thwarting mythical creatures, medieval knights…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Anime North 2022 – Return Of The Hype

Summer’s just about to reach its peak, schools are out for the year (except for folks like me, who are working), and it’s both Canada Day and the…

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St. Pius V Corner: An Unbloody Sacrifice Without A Divine Redeemer

Hence it is that Christ is not only God, but very God indeed – very God of very God, insomuch that He Himself is the Truth, If, then,…

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Anime Review #83: K-On! The Movie

So yeah… it appears there’s some unfinished business regarding K-On! that I must attend to. About a year ago I thought I had finally finished analyzing the intricacies…

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East Meets West #18: Your Lie In April .vs. Amadeus

I was only a few months into high school when I first watched the 1984 film adaptation of the Peter Schaefer’s biopic Amadeus, which chronicles the career of…

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Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

When most people think of stories that strictly involve romance, introspective and thought-provoking journeys or school scenarios, Studio Ghibli movies aren’t usually their initial choice. Un…

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St. Pius V Corner: Open-Air Ecumaniacs

And here it seems opportune to expound and to refute a certain false opinion… by which non-Catholics seek to bring about the union of the Christian churches… They…

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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…

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Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2

NOTE TO READERS: Just as I had finished the first draft of my seventeenth East Meets West article, unfortunately I had to delay it once again to next week;…

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Anime Review #80: Sword Art Online II, Part 1

In recent months Sword Art Online (SAO) has found a resurgence in mention throughout the anime community for many reasons: 6 November of this year, in the story,…

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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…

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Anime Review #79: Hotarubi No Mori E

Some anime movies are just so simple, yet so profound that they can tell a story better than a single novel could. In preparation for last week’s post,…

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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…

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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…

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Anime Review #78: A Silent Voice

I got a question for you guys. Has anyone heard of A Walk To Remember? It was a 1999 novel written by American bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. It…

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Anime Review #77: Chuunibyou – Take On Me!

Ah, good old Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (Love, Chuunibyou, And Other Delusions). After Clannad came out some six years prior, this was Kyoto Animation’s second throw at…

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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…

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East Meets West #15: Boku No Hero Academia (Reprise) .vs. The Avengers Quintology

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…

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Anime Review #76: Digimon Tamers

Five years ago, I was a student web developer at a large law firm in Toronto, where I would meet my current best friend and my worries were…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #7: Yamato Ishida

Having reached the final chapter of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Uniformity With God’s Will with this post, I will be closing off this series and recommence the St. Pius…

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Anime Review #75: K-On!

So yeah, last July I watched all two seasons of K-On! – you know, that show about five girls who spend their after-school days drinking tea and playing…

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East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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…

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Anime Review #74: Angel Beats

The Holy Souls in Purgatory have been a favourite devotion for me to focus on. In the Roman Catholic tradition, these very persons, having died, being saved by…

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Anime Review #73: New Game!

I miss the days when I used to work as a software developer in an office setting. Starting from the relaxing commutes on the bus, having a cubicle…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #6: Ryota Hiiraga/Joseph Bartrich

I apologize if this week’s edition of Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime seems like a repeat in theme of the second one, especially considering the characters’ circumstances.…

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Anime Review #72: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya

Bear with me all, but I’m going to be reviewing a movie today – but not in consecutive posts like what I did last year. Fifty-one Anime Reviews…

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East Meets West #13: Spirited Away .vs. Alice In Wonderland

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…

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Anime Review #71: Himouto! Umaru-Chan

Once more I’m going to start this review with a few opening remarks: wishing all of you guys a Happy New Year, and that good tidings and Heavenly…

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Anime Review #70: Kirby Of The Stars

At this time, I would like to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas! May the blessings of the Holy Family be upon you this season as…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #5: Saitama

The fifth chapter of St. Alphonsus’ Uniformity With God’s Will is more or less an expanded version of the second chapter, which describes the book’s central idea: that…

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East Meets West #12: Your Name .vs. 17 Again

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…

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Anime Review #69: Your Lie In April

While planning out the dates of what post I should write about this year, I noticed that one of my posts fell on 6 December, the traditional feast…

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Anime Review #68: Rising Of The Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a series that I remember for rather peculiar reasons. I remember being midway through it at the time of the NFL’s…

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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…

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Anime Review #67: Hyouka

Anyone who’s been to my Twitter is probably aware about how highly in regard I hold Hyouka. Indeed, I’m quite the promoter when it comes to this high…

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East Meets West #11: My Neighbor Totoro .vs. The Wind In The Willows

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…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #4: Yuuta Togashi

I would like to wish all my readers a blessed All Saints’ Day today – wherein we commemorate all the holy men and women who, having lived exemplary…

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Anime Review #66: Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0

To my readers: Now that Ontario is opening back up, I’ve decided to take a short break from reviewing movies, and refocus on reviewing episodic anime series. From…

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Anime Review #65: Rebuild Of Evangelion 3.0

Last week, I reviewed the first two (well, technically, only the second one, since the first was nothing more than a rehash of sorts) films of the now-concluded…

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East Meets West #10: Nichijou .vs. The Looney Tunes

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…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #3: Anzu/Yassan

In Sacred Scripture, Our Lord counsels numerous times on the importance of putting the principles of God first, over our own. One such instance is in St. Matthew…

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Anime Review #64: Rebuild Of Evangelion 1.0/2.0

In 1995, Hideaki Anno, a struggling animator at Gainax who was going through a bout of severe depression, released Neon Genesis Evangelion, a show which, while on the…

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Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #2: Konno Yuuki

No facet of human life is contemplated upon as much as the question of, “Why does suffering exist?” Philosophers have attempted to find a suitable answer to this…

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East Meets West #9: Lucky Star .vs. Spongebob Squarepants

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…

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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…

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