Have you ever had a pleasant dream that quickly faded from your memory after waking up? It leaves you with a kind of longing, without being able to specify what it’s for. It’s the same feeling you get when you’re at the beach, or in the mountains, longing for something past the horizon. It’s also… Read More Universal Longing in Your Name
It’s now been two years since the tragic passing of Kentaro Miura. Many, many people have made memorial artwork, videos, and more. But among these eulogies, there is a recurring quote and panel from the Berserk manga, used to honor the mangaka. From a certain perspective, it makes a touching sentiment. The only problem is… Read More Speak a Better Word: The Legacy of Kentaro Miura
We’re delighted to welcome back an old friend and once-upon-a-time staffer here, Matthew, for this eye-opening reassessment of the controversial mega-hit, Chainsaw Man. May we all have ears to hear what he’s saying! “How can you—a Christian—justify watching Chainsaw Man?” I saw this question after every episode. It’s true that Chainsaw Man is edgy and… Read More Missing the Forest for the Chainsaws
We’re happy to present a guest post today by Christian fantasy author M. H. Elrich, contributor to Finding God in Anime Vol. 2, whom you can connect with on Instagram. Imagine this scene: you’re sitting in a classroom, waiting to present your project. You’ve been preparing for weeks, but you’re still pretty nervous because you… Read More My Hero Academia: It’s Our Turn Now!
Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to keep a few of his treasured works (greatest hits?) alive on our site. This is the second post in the series (the first covered Rurouni Kenshin Trust… Read More Otaku Collision Series #2: The Full-Suffering Alchemist
Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to keep a few of his treasured works (greatest hits?) alive on our site. Today we’re posting the first, about Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen (Trust and Betrayal). Coincidentally, in… Read More Otaku Collision Series, #1: You are Forgiven
TR has been a frequent contributor and supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He joins us again today with an article about his personal hardships working in the OEL manga industry, as well as encouragement for others who endured a painful 2021. For many of us, 2021 was a challenging year. Whether because of the passing… Read More New Year, New Hope