This week on the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester takes a different route than usual. You’re invited to listen in on how God spoke to Matthew recently with an unexpected anime reference, proving that the God of the universe does in fact love nerds. We hope that you might be encouraged by this unique testimony.
1:11 Last week’s Cast Question
3:32 Anime Testimony Discussion—Intro
7:45 Discussion—Berserk and the Mark of Sacrifice
11:33 Discussion—Faith, Forgiveness, and Guts
13:53 Discussion—Runes, kanji, and the Mark of Sacrifice
19:10 Discussion—God speaks to Matthew (and loves nerds)
21:25 New Cast Questions
And we want your feedback as well! Each week we’ll ask a question on the podcast and feature your answers the next time that team rolls around. This week’s CQ (Cast Question) is actually a two-parter: How engaged with anime meme culture are you? and What is your opinion of the often overtly sexual nature of many anime series and the culture produced in the community surrounding them?
- Here is the Mark of Sacrifice and the runes that Matthew refers to:
- This isn’t the first Berserk rodeo for Matthew—he’s written about the series on our site before.
- We’ve also discussed Berserk in a collaborative article on gore and graphic content, and Medieval Otaku has taken a stab at the series as well.
- A photo of the cups that Matthew refers to in the episode: