Friday, November 16, 2007


As long as we're on our way to China to see what Dracula is up to, we may as well stop off in Japan and check on the supernatural shenanigans there. 1933's The Fox Vs The Raccoon features a battle of the shape-shifters as an intruding Kitsune, disguised as a gun toting samurai, runs afoul of a family of Tanukis. The Moon seems pleased at the outcome.

Fr. Robert J. Carr writes "Do you ever think of yourself engaged in spiritual warfare? Often times those words bring up thoughts of exorcisms and heads turning around three hundred sixty degrees. However, in reality fighting temptation and living the gospel are themselves forms of spiritual warfare. Therefore, believe it or not we actually engage in this battle everyday. Further, do not forget that the prize is the most precious treasure we possess, human souls. Our own and those of others."

"For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." - Ephesians 6:12


Snuffles the Dragon said...

Huh. So that's what it used to look like. Japanese animation, you've come a long way, baby.

EegahInc said...

Well, at least they had the big eyes thing going already.

I have to say, while the animation is just a Fleischer knock-off, I kind of prefer the traditional music over some of the weird pop songs that get tacked on to the end of anime today.

Snuffles the Dragon said...

Are you knocking the pop songs? Who can forget the beautiful cheesy synthesizer theme song that contrasted with such jarring beauty against the more appropriate electric guitar country/rock fusion in Trigun?