The new anime season is off to quite a start, with old friends returning (One Punch Man, Bungou Stray Dogs, Fruits Basket), great directors leading new series (Sarazanmai, Carole & Tuesday), mashups, surprises, and everything else you can imagine. Peter, David, and Holly of Team FtK lead us through the new offerings for spring and… Read More TangleCast 55: Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions
Are you fan of Code Geass? Well, Team Anchester is not, and Matthew is ready to explain why, and its not because the series isn’t fun or engaging or interesting—its because Lelouch is “a man without a chest.” Listen in to see what that means in this episode that continues our weeklong theme of loneliness.… Read More TangleCast 54: Code Geass and Men Without Chests
It may not always reach its goals, but even detractors of Sword Art Online can agree that the franchise eagerly explores lofty concepts that other popular series refuse to touch. The most recent season, Sword Art Online: Alicization, traverses philosophy and religion in the course of its run, and forces viewers to consider fundamental questions… Read More TangleCast 53: Theology Synthesis Thirty
This week on the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester brings on a familiar guest and podcast contributor, Alex. Together, they try grappling with the controversial topics of sexual content in anime, what Scripture says about it, and what that means for Christians. Where is the line when it comes to sexual humor? Is there even… Read More TangleCast Episode 52: Are We Glorying in our Shame?
Peter, Holly, and David of Team FtK go down the rabbit hole of the Promised Neverland. Way, way down. Conspiracy theories and strange predictions abound, and they even discuss another rabbit hole franchise—The Matrix. Come follow along and see where they go. But please, don’t tell us if we’re right! 0:00 Introduction 1:30 Last week’s… Read More TangleCast 51: Forecasting the Promised Neverland
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.… Read More TangleCast 50: Separation and Protection
Missing the romance of Valentine’s Day? Not to fear—Team FtK has you covered! David, Peter, and Holly dig into one of this season’s most popular series, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and ponder on their own experiences in giving relationship advice, the role that pride has in dating, and most importantly, whether it was okay for… Read More TangleCast 49: Podcast-Sama, Love is War?
Tomorrow is our usual day for the Beneath the Tangles podcast, and it’s the scheduled day for Team Trinity, that energetic, clever, and sometimes even controversial (as controversial as a group of Christians talking anime can be!) group to post. But no episode tomorrow, and in fact, we’re bidding a sad (and happy!) adieu to… Read More 3…2…1…Team Trinity Takes Off!
How should you face an opponent who is bigger and scarier than yourself? Let’s increase the difficulty: How do you do it well? Further? What do you do when that enemy is part of you? Join Matthew of Team Anchester as he continues his Romans kick, this time looking at the 2018 series, Megalobox. Learn… Read More Tanglecast 48: Fighting with Myself
Like Goblin Slayer the season before it, The Rising of the Shield Hero arrived this season accompanied by controversy. But three episodes in, Shield Hero seems to be about more than shocking or upsetting its audience. In fact, it’s not the false accusation of rape that’s most interesting about the show—it’s how our hero reacts… Read More TangleCast 47: Rage and Grace of the Shield Hero (REPOST)