Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 1 Review!

Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 1: Iron and Blood Release Date: October 4, 2015 Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha Studio: Sunrise Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll  Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans is the latest in the long-running Gundam franchise. The series has spawned over 20 different series, nearly as many movies, and countless manga all dedicated to the various stories within the timeline. This particular series is part of a new timeline in the Gundam series, the Post Disaster era, set 300 years after a … Read more Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 1 Review!

Welcome!

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!

Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 3)

Konnichiwa! As we wrap up this week, so does this series come to a close as we discuss Rii, the mother figure of the girls in Gakkou Gurashi. Rii is the eldest among them, and she has a special place in the group. She helps keep them fed, the supplies stocked, manages their gardens, and overall she makes sure that their life at the school is as normal as possible. While the world is falling apart around them, Rii is there, keeping a careful eye … Read more Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 3)

Exploring Family in Gakkou Gurashi (Part 2)

Continuing on the theme of family in Gakkou Gurashi, another important aspect of familial relationships is encouragement. The world of the four girls is a bleak one: populated by the undead bearing the terrible infection, and their only immediate goals are survival. They don’t know how long they’ll survive in their school, or if any help will come at all. They have enough supplies to last them for a long time, but it’s a constant struggle to keep their supply stocked while avoiding the zombies … Read more Exploring Family in Gakkou Gurashi (Part 2)

Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 1)

Konnichiwa! Welcome to a new day, the closing of a week! Weekends are a high schooler’s best friend! Unless there’s a test, of course. But anyways, speaking of school, there are a lot of school-related anime out there. Off the top of my head, I can think of Toradora!!, My Little Monster, Say ‘I Love You’, Angel Beats, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, and that’s not even scratching the surface! A big reason that there are so many school-related anime (outside of the fact that most anime viewers … Read more Exploring Family with Gakkou Gurashi (Part 1)

Charlotte and the Power of Redemption

Ohayo gozaimas! As the summer season of anime has finally drawn to a close, I was reflecting back on some of the series I watched, and thinking about what I loved from each of them. As I really only followed three out of the many that came out ( so many sequels!), it wasn’t that hard to pinpoint various ideals about hard work, teamwork, utilizing individual skills for the good of the many, etc. I loved the familial love of the girls in Gakkou Gurashi, … Read more Charlotte and the Power of Redemption

The Reality of Virtual Death

Konnichiwa! As we head closer into fall and as the fall season of anime grows closer and closer (ONE-PUNCH MAN FTW!), I’ve been thinking a lot about anime that I’m going to watch and anime that I’ve watched, especially some of my firsts. My first ever true anime (Pokemon doesn’t count. Never has.) was Sword Art Online, and despite the equal amounts of love and hate surrounding the series, I still think of it as a pretty decent show. While not perfect, it did do … Read more The Reality of Virtual Death

The Beauty of Innocence in Black Bullet

Innocence is a beautiful sight to behold. From the first gurgling giggles of a baby to the ecstatic smiles of young children, the joy and purity of innocence is a reminder to us all of how we once viewed the world. Carefree and guileless, we had no worries and no fears; we simply trusted and loved those around us, and placed our faith in those who loved us without reservation. But as we got older, the world around us seemed to change, little by little. … Read more The Beauty of Innocence in Black Bullet

Truth from the Tentacles

What types of people tend to have the most impact on our lives? Siblings? Parents? Close friends? Each might be true in their own way, but it’s often teachers that have the greatest influence in how we view the world. Those around us may give their own interpretation of events, but teachers have a deeper role, showing us the way that they perceive the world around them and teaching us their reasons for doing so. They open up the natural world, make abstract ideas tanglible, … Read more Truth from the Tentacles

Chaika the Purposeful Princess

Life is full of uncertainties. It doesn’t matter if you’re a millionaire stockbroker or a homeless bum living on the streets, there are always influences in your life that are outside of your own personal control. Sometimes these variables are small, like what your mom will make for dinner, sometimes they are big, like where your country will be politically over the course of your life. But the ones that touch the deepest and hit the hardest are always the ones that are close to … Read more Chaika the Purposeful Princess