Easter is kind of a peculiar time of year for Christians. We celebrate it, dress up in our Sunday finest and…search for Easter eggs. And although we talk about the commercialization of Christmas, many households across the country have made a concerted effort to at least keep that holiday holy. Easter, on the other hand, feels almost forced as a holy day and certainly only receives a fraction of the attention that Christmas does, even though it’s our most significant holiday.
To try to keep a focus on the magnitude of the events that transpired during the week leading up to the first Easter, and that Sunday itself, we delve into one specific topic during Holy Week each year and discuss it each on the days leading up Easter. This year, we’re focusing on a topic many of us on Beneath the Tangles adore – Key anime and visual novels. As a sort of early kick-off to the week, JP, Sean, and Kaze co-hosted a special, extended edition of “The Tangles” last week exploring Key – I highly encourage you to check it out!
For our posts this week, we’ll be focusing on properties we’ve barely touched in the past. Expect posts on Air and Kanon, but most of all, we’ll be diving into another of Key’s beloved properties – I’ll save that surprise and let Kaze reveal which one on Tuesday.
In the meantime, feel free to check out some of our many past articles on Key, particularly their properties’ anime adaptations. Here’s a selection of them:
- Planetarian: An Analysis, Part 1
- Little Busters Refrain and the Power of Experience
- More Lessons from Clannad: The Decisions You Make, Make You
- The Peacemaker: Yukine Miyazawa
- Saxy Side of Anime: The Key Anthology Saxophone Collection
- 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Angel Beats!
I hope you’ll join us this week, but more importantly, I also hope that you’ll spend time this week meditating on Easter and what it means. And my challenge to you all is this: as we approach Easter Sunday a week from now – attend a church. Step into the doors of a sanctuary. Go see what it’s all about, or go back if you haven’t been for some time. Perhaps you’ll see what we writers on the blog here know – God is good.