The Televangelist: The Angelic Ambiguity of "Haibane Renmei"

What comes to mind when you see the word "anime"? Chances are, the list probably includes such tropes as giant robots, ridiculously proportioned female characters wielding ridiculously large weapons, angst-ridden male characters, lots of sex, lots of violence, and lots of violent sex. This is understandable, when you consider most of anime titles that have informed the American awareness of theĀ art-form. However, anime, along with manga, is an incredibly diverse field, with titles and stories … [Read more...]