Category Archives: Fan Fiction

The Book of Cat With Moon: A Yu Yu Hakusho Redemption Story

When I was younger, I found fanfiction to be more addicting than anime.  I saw various writers (some who were very good) creating awesome stories that beyond what we saw on television.  As the amount of free time I have and my focus in media has changed, I read less and less fanfiction.  Still, when a good piece comes along, especially one that reflects ideas like redemption or transformation, I’ll jump right in.

Today, I’ve included chapter one of a Yu Yu Hakusho fanfic.  I’m not overly familiar with the series, only watching some of it during its original Cartoon Network run, but I can say the writing below is fantastic.  Here are some notes by the author, Kenshin (you can also visit Kenshin’s blog, Heart of Sock):

When I put a link to my fanfiction into a siggy line – I often title it “Tales of Love, Sacrifice, and Sushi.”  My characters and stories are about redemption and reconciliation, but though the themes are there, they are subtle, and leavened with the kind of battles and banter that made Yuu Yuu Hakusho so endearing.

Point to ponder: Whenever an anime character wants to protect someone, he places himself between the person he wishes to protect and the threat—and flings out his arms—in the position of the Cross

Without further to do, here’s chapter one: Read the rest of this entry

While I Was Yet Lost: Wolfwood Meets Grace

As we continue to approach Easter with Wolfwood Week here on Beneath the Tangles, I’m proud to present “While I Was Yet Lost.”  This is a short and wonderful fanfiction piece written by Celesma, a gifted writer.  The story has Christian overtones, but even if you’re adverse to Christianity, I encourage you to read it – it doesn’t hit you over the head with religion and it’s only the second piece of fanfiction (the first being the “Apostle’s Sword” series about Kenshin Himura) relating to Christianity that I’ve really enjoyed reading.

I also want to mention that in her notes (at the bottom of this post), Celesma mentions that in writing her story, she was influenced by Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace?  That particularly book has been a major influence in my own life and is one of my very favorites – it’s a compelling and, well, grace-filled read.  I recommend it to Christians and non-believers alike.

The story is reproduced in its entirety below, with permission.  You can also access it through the Fanfiction.net website.  While there, I encourage you to read Celesma’s other stories.  Also, please visit her Live Journal, which contains other bits of her writing. Read the rest of this entry

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 4

Rurouni Kenshin TomoeHere is final chapter of  “Apostle’s Sword.”  I’ve been delighted to present this wonderful story and am sorry to see it come to an end!

Even if you didn’t read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot.  There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and Christian spirituality, and most are poorly written.  However, this is one is good - really good.  “Apostle’s Sword” is a retelling of the first two Rurouni Kenshin OVAs (which are stunning pieces of work, by the way) using a Christian background based in history and the Bible story of Saul’s conversion from a zealous anti-Christian to a follower of Christ.  The story is written by a freelance writer, melcon, who is amazing. It also doesn’t preach, so I highly recommend all readers out there, believer or not, to take a read. Hit the jump for the chapter 4.

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 3

rurouni kenshin TomoeHere is chapter three of the four chapter series, “Apostle’s Sword.”  This is the penultimate chapter, with the final one coming next Thursday.  If you can’t wait, you read “Apostle’s Sword” in it’s entirety now at Fanfiction.net.

Even if you didn’t read the previous installments, I beg you to give this story a shot.  There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and Christian spirituality, and most are poorly written.  However, this is one is good - really good.  “Apostle’s Sword” is a retelling of the first two Rurouni Kenshin OVAs (which are stunning pieces of work, by the way) using a Christian background based in history and the Bible story of Saul’s conversion from a zealous anti-Christian to a follower of Christ.  The story is written by a freelance writer, melcon, who is amazing. It also doesn’t preach, so I highly recommend all readers out there, believer or not, to take a read. Hit the jump for the chapter 3.

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 2

Here is chapter two of the four chapter series, “Apostle’s Sword.”  We’ll be revealing one chapter every Thursday until the series in completed, though you can read it in it’s entiry now at Fanfiction.net.

Tomoe Rurouni KenshinEven if you didn’t read the previous installment, I beg you to give this story a shot.  There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and Christian spirituality, and most are poorly written.  However, this is one is good - really good.  “Apostle’s Sword” is a retelling of the first two Rurouni Kenshin OVAs (which are stunning pieces of work, by the way) using a Christian background based in history and the Bible story of Saul’s conversion from a zealous anti-Christian to a follower of Christ.  The story is written by a freelance writer, melcon, who is amazing. It also doesn’t preach, so I highly recommend all readers out there, believer or not, to take a read. Hit the jump for the chapter 2.

Christ Meets Kenshin: Apostle’s Sword, Chapter 1

One of my very favorite mediums, anime-related or not, is fan fiction.  It’s a way for writers of all skill levels and ages to express their creativity and imagination using their favorite characters.  There are quite a few fan fics out there related to both anime and Christian spirituality, but to be frank, most are poorly written.

So when I found a good one – a really good one – I had to share it with everyone.  “Apostle’s Sword” is a retelling of the first two Rurouni Kenshin OVAs (which are stunning pieces of work, by the way) using a Christian background based in history and the Bible story of Saul’s conversion from a zealous anti-Christian to a follower of Christ.  The fanfic is four chapters long, and I’ll reveal one chapter per week, each Thursday, until we finish.  The story is written by a freelance writer, melcon, who is amazing.  It also doesn’t preach, so I highly recommend all readers out there, believer or not, to take a read.  Beneath the Tangles is proud to present, with permission, “Apostle’s Sword” - enjoy. Hit the jump for the chapter 1.