Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?

The year is almost half way over, which is incredible! I missed a couple posts from last month that I will be including here, along with the new ones. I will also be posting articles over on our Facebook page, which I hope you have already checked out. We are putting up exclusive links and discussions over there so our readers can get to know one another better.

Chaos;Child is the sequel to the anime Chaos;Head, and our friend Medieval Otaku discusses the relationship between Takuru and Onoe. Whether it’s who we are, where we are going or what’s next, these are important to every person and having those individual answers give us hope and meaning. (Medieval Otaku)

Death Note is one of the most popular anime out there, but is Light doing the right thing? Eric from GUG explains the morality (or lack thereof) in the show, and how it relates to Christianity. Should we be as quick to judge wrong according to our standards, or do we have to see others with a different perspective? (Geeks Under Grace)

Edward Elric and Zacchaeus from the bible are compared this article. Both demonstrate a passion to complete goals in life and seek after God even in undignified ways. (Geeks Under Grace)

Short piece on how Madoka Magica relates to having a relationship with Christ.(Moonlight Mixtape)

Comparing the anime March Comes In Like A Lion to her battle with depression, Lady_TeresaChristina gives those hope to lean on God for strength. She points the reader in the direction of hope and healing. (Otaku in my Veins)

One of our staff members, Kaze, has said his farewells to Beneath The Tangles and is writing his own blog now. In this post, he covers Sakura no Uta. Visual Novels are known for their questionable content, but the writer’s opinion is that this particular one can be useful for Japanese missionaries. (Nanaca Sakura)

Another one from Kaze that focuses on sexual scenes in Visual Novels. How does a Christian deal with those instances, and should you even be reading them? I believe his thoughts are interesting and a fresh perspective that tackles the subject, not j just disregarding it altogether.(Nanaca Sakura)

Allison writes about how our sins are forgiven, including our past ones. In Samurai Jack, the protagonist is dealing with his shame of not fulfilling his mission. It takes another character to remind him of all the good he’s done, and not focus on the negative. Watch the new season of the series and be sure to read this one. (Christ and Pop Culture)

As part of the Something More series of posts, Beneath the Tangles links to writings about anime and manga that involve religion and spirituality. If you’ve written such a piece or know of one, please contact us to be included.

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