The Ancient Magus Bride dwells in a place of religion and myth, making countless allusions to creatures from the realm of legend and those with more concrete origins, with Elias and Chise moving in and out of the world of fairies, dragons, and spriggan as easily as they do the church. I commented previously on… Read More The Invisible God in The Ancient Magus Bride
Happy New Year! This week on the TangleCast, Team FtK (David, Peter, and Holly) talk about their anime highlights from 2018, including some gems that you might have missed (or that Holly dropped…this seems to be a recurring theme), like Hinamatsuri, Goblin Slayer, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The team also previews… Read More TangleCast 44: 2018 Anime Highlights and Previewing 2019
I often receive questions from concerned viewers of anime who struggle with certain aspects of the medium, or in some cases, the entirety of it. On occasion, it feels appropriate to share that question with our broader audience, as well as my response. Here’s an example I recently received: Is it okay to watch Naruto… Read More Can a Christian Watch Naruto and Dragon Ball Z?
On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!
As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our ten years, but also to see where we were and how far we’ve come as a site and collectively as anime fans. For most months this year,… Read More 10 Year Retrospective, Month #2: Throwback to February 2011
As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our ten years, but also to see where we were and how far we’ve come as a site and collectively as anime fans. For most months this year,… Read More 10 Year Retrospective, Month #1: Throwback to January 2010
From Nami to Nagisa and Chidori to Ochako, Luci Christian has voiced some of anime’s most formative roles. At Ikkicon this past December, I had a chance to sit with Luci and talk about her voice acting. We all chatted about her faith intersects with her work. Me: How did you first get involved in… Read More Interview with Luci Christian: Voice Acting and Faith
IKKiCON, December 30, 2017 Austin, TX Me: How did you first get involved in voice acting? Luci: I got involved because, well, I was already an actor. I had already gone to school for acting. I don’t think I ever thought I was going to do it for a living, though. I didn’t know anybody… Read More Interview with Luci Christian, Transcript (2017)
Aniblogger Testimony TWWK scoured the Internet, finding various anibloggers to share how anime impacted their faith, Christian or not. Anime Today Japes investigates Christian themes found in current running anime. Between the Panels Manga isn’t exactly the first place people think to look for spiritual thought, but that’s exactly where CutsceneAddict goes! Examining Old School Anime Medieval… Read More Retired
One of the things I love the most about anime is how is it able to focus on small but significant details. At its best, 2D animation allows every look, every gesture, every landscape, every interaction between characters to be full of intentional meaning in a way that is all the more difficult to achieve… Read More Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (and IV)