Though Star Wars: Visions—a series of animated shorts from about the franchise’s universe created by anime studios (including some of Japan’s most high profiles ones) and now available to stream on Disney+—was initially announced at last year’s Investor’s Day event, the idea of a Star Wars anime has lived in fans’ imaginations from a long,… Read More Star Wars: Visions (Review)
It’s been three years now since Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai aired, but the series is experiencing a revival as of late—at least when it comes to our site. I’ve been rewatching the anime and posting screencaps on Instagram; we’re discussing the second light novel in the series, Rascal Does Not Dream… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 1: Acknowledging Who You Are
Anime art books are a dime a dozen (though the prices don’t reflect that!), even in the world of Studio Ghibli, which releases one for most every one of their films. However, as part of our effort to review unique art book titles, we have a brand new one to show you today that you… Read More Video Review: Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Art Book)
Your heroes will all eventually let you down. This was a particularly hard lesson for me to learn as I transitioned from childhood into adolescence. We all encounter this feeling to some degree as a part of maturation, but it was maybe especially harsh for one who worshiped at the foot of pop culture and… Read More Never Meet Your Heroes, Right, Renton?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the… Read More Solo Leveling and the Value of Life
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A Tower of Babel in episode seven of Sonny Boy—that I expected. What I didn’t expect was a tearful goodbye scene. Near the end of this episode, after earlier departures of virtually every other stranded student, Rajdhani decides to leave, too, to search every single “this world” in hopes of discovering a way out. It’s… Read More Sonny Boy: Friends Convenient and True
What is Beneath the Tangles all about? Those who stumble upon us probably think of this site as just another anime blog. Those who have discovered us by searching “Christian anime” know otherwise, but still might not understand what our mission is. Are we just a bunch of Christians writing about anime? No, not quite.… Read More Christianity and Anime: A Greater Mission. A Clearer Vision.
Though the series Sonny Boy, which tracks a group of Japanese students who are given superpowers and find themselves transported to alternate universes, has been playing with the idea of salvation since early in the series, episode five more directly alludes to that idea as it crosses into religion. From any perspective, the new angle… Read More Sonny Boy, Episode 5: Making of a Judas, Rising of the Beast
This article was originally printed on March 19, 2018 in Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. If you enjoy this article, we recommend you check out Never Split the Party: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that Changed My Life) and Always Look Up: (and Other Wisdom from Geek Culture that… Read More The Ancient Magus Bride Demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal