Angel Beats and the Importance of Communication

Konnichiwa! As a teen guy growing up in the middle of our socially-conscious world, one thing I’ve noticed is that words are easily misunderstood. A lot. Especially over the Internet. You can say one thing and assume that someone will understand it, but when you actually talk to them about it they’ve completely misconstrued what you said to the point that your original meaning didn’t get across at all. It’s kind of sad, especially when communication is key to any type of relationship, be it … Read more Angel Beats and the Importance of Communication

Finding Beauty in Death

Konnichiwa! Over the past few days I’ve been watching Beautiful Bones, and I have to say that I was surprised at how good it is. I’m always a bit wary about really hyped shows, but after three episodes I can say that it deserves the love people give it. It feels like a mix between mystery and slice-of-life, in a good way.

Top Five Anime for Non-Anime Fans!

So, you’re trying to introduce some friends to your anime hobby, but they’re not too sure about watching Japanese cartoons. They might be turned off by bright hair colors, high-pitched voices, random chibi yelling, or even giant robots piloted by teenagers. They’re looking for something a bit closer to home: something more familiar to the traditional media they’ve grown up with. But…what do you recommend? I mean, Sword Art Online isn’t quite traditional, is it? And no one wants to just watch Pokemon all day, … Read more Top Five Anime for Non-Anime Fans!

Giveaway Winners!

Hello everyone! If you were around for the launch of this blog last week, you’d remmeber the giveaway of 2 48-Hour Crunchyroll Premium+ Guest passes that were to be announced today! And, thanks to your comments and a helpful online random number generator, the results are in! The winners are: Cyrus and LemonLag! Send me an email via my Contact page, and I will send you the codes. 🙂 For those of you who didn’t make it, never fear, I plan to do more of … Read more Giveaway Winners!

Plans for the Fall Anime Season

Konnichiwa! As Unsheathed has finally started to begin its long journey, I wanted to give you all a heads-up on what to expect in the coming months. Each season of anime lasts about 13 weeks, and there are four seasons over the course of a year. The Winter season is from January to March, the Spring season is from April to June, the Summer Season is from July to September, and the Fall season lasts from October to December. With that in mind, here are the features you … Read more Plans for the Fall Anime Season


Welcome everyone to the new home of the Unsheathed blog! It’s been a long time in the making, but finally we’ve gotten something fairly presentable. I still can’t believe that I’ve got a full-fledged website up and running, and it’s all thanks to you guys! If not for you all taking the time to read my stuff, to comment and Like and let me know what you think, I’d never have gotten this far. It’s amazing to me that God is using my writing for … Read more Welcome!

Top Five Anime to Watch While You’re in School!

Ohayo gozaimatsu! A new day, a new week! I know that school starts for some of you today, as it does for me, so I thought “What’s the best way to help my readers as they’re going to school?” Obvious answer: give them anime! So for today’s post, I’d like to highlight my Top Five Anime to Watch While You’re in School! And yes, I enjoy capital letters. Don’t judge.