About the Writers

In 2010, Charles Sadnick (TWWK) founded Beneath the Tangles to explore the connections between anime/manga and Christian spirituality. But he hasn’t been the only contributor to the blog. During the course of 2011, over a dozen other writers contributed guest posts.  And soon afterward, several co-bloggers joined the team, to which another five were added in January 2015.


Annalyn is a creative writing student and a lifelong lover of fiction. Growing up, books kept her attention, but anime stole center stage halfway through high school. If she isn’t consuming, writing, analyzing, or thinking about some form of story… she’s probably distracted. But she might be running, studying, or hanging out with family.

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Emdaisy1 is currently a full-time programming student in college. When she’s not in school or working she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading (be it manga or novels), and partaking of other various geeky hobbies. When asked for a favorite game, book, or movie, she will probably answer with a vague “It depends on my mood…”

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Goldy is an illustrator who loves anime almost as much as she loves creating awesome pictures. While originally a shoujo fan, you’ll find her sailing with pirates, solving mysteries, saving the world, and hunting vampires quite often.  When not watching anime or drawing, Goldy enjoys collecting books (and reading them!) and long walks in the snowy winter.

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Japes is a full-time international business and economics student at Liberty University. His tastes are always in a state of flux, but he enjoys anything with an emphasis on characters. His obsession with Japan carries into most of his interests, from books to television to video games and more. In his free time he likes to pose with bunny ears for caricatures.

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Kaze is a UCSD graduate now studying at Tokyo University and researching cellular engineering. In contrast, he is a huge fan of the anime culture, including the visual novel medium. He is also a dedicated and loyal fan of the voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki.

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Medieval Otaku is essentially a bookworm.  His greatest loves are writing, anime, literature, history, religion, and foreign and ancient language, especially Japanese, Latin, and French.  He hopes to become a full-time novelist one day, though each day offers endless ways to distract him from this happy goal.

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Lynna is an aspiring author who always seems to be trying to find a balance between writing and the turmoil of life. She lives in the western side of Canada, which could mean anywhere really.  She also enjoys singing, drawing, and brilliant stories that hold her attention for weeks.

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R86 is a chemistry professor, which is the sort of job that probably made you stop reading already. He lives in Minnesota during the cold months and Texas during the hot months (true story). In his spare time, he enjoys music (flute/saxophone/clarinet and MIDI/Vocaloid synthesis), drawing, writing, and watching anime.

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Michael is a teacher who is a life long gamer. When not conquering distant world’s via console, he can be found reading, watching anime or Netflix, writing, or just enjoying life as a geek in the city. He aspires to travel to Japan and possibly…never leave.

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Frank is known as “stardf29” on various parts of the Internet; it stands for “Star Defender 29”, which is something he came up with during his chuunibyou years. Now, when he’s not doing things for the Navy or indefinitely delaying his writing projects, he likes engaging in anime, especially of the slice-of-life sort.

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TWWK, known to outlaws and lawmen alike as Charles, lives deep in the heart of Texas, where he drives cattle and boot scoots (not really – though he does sport a pair of rattlesnake boots).  Somehow in this frontier, he also finds time for his wife, children, and church. Oh, and anime, too .

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Zeroe4 (Daniel) is a missionary to Japan and a cross between Moritaka Mashiro and Kuroko Tetsuya. He loves traveling, soccer, international relations, and of course Mecha Anime. When not watching anime, he takes too many photos, draws lots of machines, drinks lots of mochas and does design work.

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7 thoughts on “About the Writers

  1. Hmm…I’m wondering what sort of Christians are you guys…but whatever it is, it’s your choice, and I can’t do anything about that. Anyway, nice to meet you guys! I’m The Overlord Bear, a.k.a TOB, a.k.a Tobby, a Roman Catholic college student from the Philippines. Since all these intros look so friendly, I’d like to introduce myself here in the comments as well! I like art and stories, and I consider writing to be my specialty! I’ve had great interest in Japanese culture ever since childhood, which started with watching anime, and my most favorite Japanese series is the Kagerou Project by Jin (Shizen no Teki-P)! In this world of chaos, I hope to do my best, have fun, keep calm, look at the bright side, and spread a lot of virtues! I also tend to be crazy sane, too! Freaking nuts!

    1. Ohh, YOU’RE Tobby! Now I connect the Twitter account to your comments. Welcome, and thanks for introducing yourself!

      As for what “type” of Christians we are, I do believe we all identify as Protestants in some shape or fashion.

  2. Thank you for this website and all the information in it. My son, who considered youth ministry, is now teaching in Japan. He loves the people, traditions and culture of Japan. Prior to going, he became a big follower of anime. Unfortunately, the content of the anime he watches and reads is far from Christian.

    I started searching for anime that had a good story and decent content. I read the recommendations you put on the site and did some research on them. I think I’m going to send him the Haibane Renmei (Classic) series. Thank you for your help with this search!


    1. I’m glad we could be of help. Haibane Renmei is a good selection, and particularly if red along with “Set Apart,” a monograph written to accompany the show and which acts, effectively, as Christian material to help put the series into that perspective. It’s available through Amazon, still, I believe.

      I’ll also pray for your son. Take care and God bless!

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