A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...I celebrated Father's Day by talking about Tomoya and his dad. A year ago...I was finishing up AnoHana (a gold mine for posts)... ...and just starting Mawaru Penguindrum (and even richer mine). A year ago...Tommy wrote the concluding post in the Aniblogger Testimony series... ...which we wrapped up... ...and then added to with… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Aniblogger Testimonies: Familiarity of Faith – Where I Connect With Anime

When I first started this blog, a way I connected with bloggers was to ask a number to guest writer for the site.  What came out of that idea were the Aniblogger Testimonies, unique posts where bloggers wrote about the intersection of anime and their beliefs While the active phase of this project is over,… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimonies: Familiarity of Faith – Where I Connect With Anime

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...I was all about family and anime, releasing our Christian Parents' Guide to Anime and writing a post about parenting in AnoHana. A year ago...we still couldn't get enough of Madoka... ...or Evangelion 2.22... ...or Shikamaru... A year ago...I revisited Kino's Journey... ...Spied out Someday's Dreamers... ...and set anime pictures to George Strait… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Aniblogger Testimony – Dressing down while dressing up: on being a Muslim anime fan and a one-time cosplayer

In the Spring of 2011, I asked some of the anime blogosphere's most noted writers to create posts discussing anime and their own personal faith.  Though the main phase of the project is over, I'm always eagerly looking for additional guest posts to add to the series.  Today, Hana, a wonderful blogger from the ever-popular… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony – Dressing down while dressing up: on being a Muslim anime fan and a one-time cosplayer

Aniblogger Testimony: Why Am I Catholic?

Although the main phase of the Aniblogger Testimony series has come to an end, I always welcome further additions.  Recently, Renato Barros Ezquerro submitted a post for this series.  The only problem? He's not a blogger. Still, I'd be glad to call this post an "Otaku Testimony" if it meant I could fit in his… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Why Am I Catholic?

Aniblogger Testimony: Anime helped me become an atheist

Wouldn't you know it?  Two weeks after I wrapped up this series, I received a request to add another post to it.  Ashita is new to the world of aniblogging.  I encourage you to check out his site, Ashita no Anime, and to read his wonderfully-written piece below. How my religious life (now a lack… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Anime helped me become an atheist

Aniblogger Testimony: Works righteousness

I intended to end this phase of the Aniblogger Testimonies project several weeks ago, but I've been blessed with recent contributions from writers that I admire.  One of these anibloggers is Tommy of Anime Bowl, whose piece is below.  His is the thirteenth post in the series, joining the others written by Lauren Orisini, R86,… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Works righteousness

Aniblogger Testimony: You gotta have faith

Just as I thought this project would end, I was blessed to receive a tweet from Study of Anime's Charles Dunbar,  who graciously wrote a final (?) addition for the Aniblogger Testimonies.  Charles has been a great friend to my blog, contributing without knowing and on purpose as well.  This eleventh post in the series… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: You gotta have faith

Aniblogger Testimony: Mangaka on a Mission

We've made it to the end of the aniblogger testimony project!  This is the tenth and final in a series of Aniblogger Testimony posts, where select writers will discuss their personal faith.  Today’s post is by Katie (Kokoro Hane) of Breaking Metal Windows and Kokoro no Uta.  The previous posts in this series were written… Continue reading Aniblogger Testimony: Mangaka on a Mission