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Anime Review #91: Boku No Hero Academia – Two Heroes

What if I told you that there’s an anime version of a certain famous 1980s blockbuster involving a group of terrorists taking over a skyscraper, holding its occupants…

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Anime Review #91: Cowboy Bebop

I first heard of this anime about four years ago when, at a friend’s house gathering, the question was discussed about what shows would be great to recommend…

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The Anti-Modernist Academia #3: Denying Supernatural Facts Is The Root Of All Modernism

The world we live in was, morally speaking, far different from that of 70 years ago. The existence of God, as discerned by the study of the material…

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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,…

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Anime Review #89: Madoka Magica – Rebellion

At Puella Magi Madoka Magica’s closing arc, Madoka managed to vanquish Kyubey’s energy-incubation system, which took advantage of magical girls’ despair to preserve the world. In …

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: My 12 Favourite Anime OPs, Revisited

I’m going to do something different today, especially after writing multiple posts reviewing anime and various reflections on certain characters with regards to the Catholic themes surroundin…

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Anime Review #88: F-Zero – Legend Of Falcon

I used to intern for a small software company in Toronto for 16 months from 2017-18 following my third year of university, and there are several things I…

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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…

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The Anti-Modernist Academia #2: A Vitally Immanent Heart Is Not Akko’s Magic

In our time, nothing has been assailed against as much as “truth”. Once a word used to describe that which is indisputably fact across all places, times, and…

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Anime Review #87: Yu-Gi-Oh – Dark Side Of Dimensions

On 4 July 2022, Kazuki Takahashi, the man behind the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, died at age 60 in a diving accident off the coast of Okinawa. His death was…

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Anime Review #86: Yu-Gi-Oh – Pyramid Of Light

It’s been a while since I last talked about anything Yu-Gi-Oh related on this blog, or even involved myself with the anime. The last series I watched was…

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East Meets West #21: Sonic The Hedgehog 1996 .vs. Sonic The Hedgehog 2022

Today’s comparison covers another video game film, namely that of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Although many associate his first movie appearance to have occurred in February of…

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The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Four-Year Anniversary Special

This past September 10, the feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a Catholic priest who was most devoted as I aspire to be to the Holy Souls in…

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The Anti-Modernist Academia #1: Professor Croix, The Rationalist

I have made it no secret about my admiration for Studio Trigger’s 2017 fantasy series, Little Witch Academia. On the storytelling end, it’s an endearing, fun show about…

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Convention Tales #17: Fan Expo 2022, Lite Edition

After my past two attendances at Fan Expo in Toronto, where I mainly spent it roaming around the extremely-crowded Dealers’ Room, crunching against tightly-packed elevators and passageways fi…

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St. Pius V Corner: Saving Souls, One Deed At A Time

The Dogma of Purgatory is too much forgotten by the majority of the faithful; the Church Suffering, where they have so many brethren to succour, whither they foresee…

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Anime Review #85: Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day

About a week ago, I finished Anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day, and for that it will stand as the quickest time it took to me…

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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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