If art is an experience, what does that make the artist? A performer? An instructor? A mentor? Despite its many forms, art has a unique way of interacting with the human mind. Music serves as a universal language, all people groups have some form of dance, sculpture and painting are as much a part of cultural heritage as food and skin color are, and stories told in poetry or prose have been long part of the human tradition for centuries upon centuries. As humans made in the image of God, the expression of our inner ideas through art is a reflection of how He expresses His attributes through His creations. Where the rub lies, however, is in the realization that art, in and of itself, is subjective. Different people can read different meanings into the same art piece, and walk away affected differently. The artist may have a specific meaning in mind when they pieced together their work, but the experience that others undergo due to the art itself is entirely dependent on the individual. This is what makes art so intriguing, and yet so hard to define. When value is subjective, does value in fact exist? This is the question I want to explore in today’s post, and as we take a step back to look at Paradise Lost, a song by the artist GAIN (pronounced “gaa-inn”).

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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Episode 9: Sakazuki

Release Date: November 29, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha

Studio: Sunrise

Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll

Synopsis: Tekkadan finally arrives on the ship Saisei, and they meet with the Teiwaz representative McMurdo Barriston, and they make a deal to join Teiwaz, and become brothers with the Turbines. They plan the ceremony for the next day, and in the meantime Orga throws a party for the new family of Tekkadan. The Turbines also help to repair and rebuild Gundam Barbatos.

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Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Episode 6: As For Them

Release Date: November 8, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha

Studio: Sunrise

Where to Watch: Daisuki, Crunchyroll

Synopsis: The episode opens up with McGillis deciding not to pursue Tekkadan immediately; he knows that they have Kudelia and are heading towards Earth. Meanwhile, Tekkadan needs a new guide to Earth, and they decide to hear to Jupiter to join up with a well-known mafia known as Teiwaz, who should be able to help them get to Earth unhindered by Gjallarhorn.

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Hey all! I wanted to apologize for the lack of reviews lately. Due to life stuff and lack of time, I’m going to have to drop my episodeic reviews for Attack on Titan: Junior High and Heavy Object. I simply don’t have the time to dedicate to both watching and reviewing them with my current schedule; if I had begun to review them when the season started, I would have been able to keep up a good schedule. As it is now, I can’t review them on an…Continue Reading “Update!”

Series: One-Punch Man

Episode #7: The Supreme Pupil/ The Ultimate Disciple

Release Date: November 16, 2015

Genre: Action/Adventure

Studio: Madhouse

Where to Watch: Daisuki

 

Synopsis: A giant meteor is heading towards City Z, and the Hero’s Association calls in its S-Rank heroes to stop it. Unfortunately, only Genos and two other heroes (Bang and Metal Knight) show up to stop it. Despite their efforts, the meteor nearly destroys the city until Saitama shows up and destroys it. In the aftermath of the event, some people are still not sure how to think about Saitama as the destruction of the meteor still caused a rain of fragments that destroyed part of the city.

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Series: One-Punch Man

Episode #6: The Terrifying City

Release Date: November 8, 2015

Genre: Action/Adventure

Studio: Madhouse

Where to Watch: Daisuki

Synopsis: It’s been 5 days since Saitama’s debut as a professional hero, and as a Rank C, he needs to find crime to fight if he wants to keep his registration. Also, as Genos’ official master, he feels the need to give him some sort of instruction, but isn’t quite sure how. After searching the city fruitlessly for crime for an entire day, Speed ‘O Sound Sonic shows up looking for a fight, and Saitama takes him out just in time to keep his license. Meanwhile, a seaweed monster appears in Saitama’s neighborhood in City Z, and the Hero’s Association dispatches two heroes to assess the threat.

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Series: One-Punch Man

Episode #5: The Ultimate Master

Release Date: November 1, 2015

Genre: Action/Adventure

Studio: Madhouse

Where to Watch: Daisuki

Synposis: The episode showcases Genos and Saitama’s applications into the Hero’s Association; they both undergo the physical and mental tests and end up as Ranks S and C, respectively. Also, thanks to their previous agreement, Genos is now officially Saitama’s disciple, and coupled with the upgrades he received from Dr. Kuseno, Genos is more powerful than ever, but still isn’t quite up to the level of Saitama yet. Despite this, Saitama is still ranked lower than Genos for some reason, and it does seem that there is some hierarchy within the Association…

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Series: One-Punch Man

Episode #4: The Modern Ninja 

Release Date: October 25, 2015

Genre: Action/Adventure

Studio: Madhouse

Where to Watch: Daisuki

Synopsis: We are introduced to the social anarchist villain Hammerhead, a thug with a group of criminals known as the Paradisers who wear stolen power armor, as they wreak havoc on the town. Claiming that they want an equal society where everyone takes care of everyone, they set out to prove their point by killing a rich man known as Zeninu. Meanwhile, Saitama hears the news and decides he wants to take down the Paradisers as well, as their bald look causes the public to be wary of bald people. In response to the approaching danger, Zeninu sends out his ninja bodyguard Sonic to defeat the Paradisers before they arrive.

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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…Continue Reading “Plans for the Fall Anime Season”