It’s been just about 4 years since I joined Beneath the Tangles at the invitation of Charles. But as you could already guess from the title of this post, all things must come to an end. While this may be unexpected to some, I can say that it is something that has been on my mind for many months. Since I’ve joined, there have been changes to the blog’s content, its audience, and also myself and my own interests. After a lot of thought and discussion with others, I decided that my writing is no longer the right fit for Beneath the Tangles.
From a superficial point of view, a blog that “connects anime and Christianity” may fit me very well. However, I feel my interests are too otaku for this blog and the majority of the audience. I don’t just follow anime and manga but also visual novels and seiyuu and games and radio shows and the Japanese fans. The things I like and want to write about are often not the things you like and follow. This simply means that the audience I want to write to is not really the audience of Beneath the Tangles. As such, while I will no longer be writing for this blog, you can definitely expect me to continue blogging.
I still intend to write things that connect the otaku fandom to the Christian faith. However, I want to do so by fully showing off my otaku side, and this means I will often write things as a fan, for fans, without relating to spiritual content. I hope that doing so will show everyone how otaku interests and Christian faith can co-exist peacefully without compromising each other. Such a writing style will ideally reach out to people through their otaku interests, much like what Beneath the Tangles tries to do for anime fans. So for those who will miss me here, you will still be able to read my writing adventures in the future. Thanks to everyone who has and continues to support Beneath the Tangles as I think Charles will once again be doing some great things here even without me. And with that, it’s time to board the Nana Express.