Hello dear readers, and welcome to a special edition of Otaku Reader’s Corner as we delve into works that are atypical for us—those involving horror or at the least, some ghoulish elements. So even if you’re stuck at home this Halloween, even if a certain Peanuts holiday special has joined the others off broadcast TV,… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Great Pumpkin Edition
Happy Easter, everyone! On this day, we celebrate that Christ has risen, and with him so have all we who believe in his name. His death and victory paved the way for our own salvation, for life now and into eternity. What a thing to commemorate. What a joy to know! I hope that this… Read More Happy Easter!
Our final thematic post this Holy Week was written by Twwk and originally posted two years ago this past Thursday in the now-discontinued Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted today by permission. Leon, a student at Shaher Observatory, is an absolute brat in the anime Violet Evergarden. Despite his good looks and high IQ,… Read More Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection
We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with a guest post from Sorincha, one of our followers who is supporting our mission by being our voice to individuals with disabilities who would like to chat on Twitter, and joining with Tonie who is doing the same with our Facebook account. Feel free… Read More Fully, Wholly Metal Alchemist
Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her
We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with an article about two recent popular shows featuring characters with disabilities—Violet Evergarden and In/Spectre. If there’s one series in recent years that expertly pulls at the heartstrings, it’s Violet Evergarden. But as stirring as the show is and despite how beloved it’s become, Violet… Read More In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability
We continue our Holy Week series about anime and disability with a guest post by my former editor, Allison Alexander. Her newest work, Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, and other major booksellers beginning on April 17th. “If you’re not busy, you’re doing… Read More All Might and the Importance of Rest
Of the many positive outcomes that results from a focus on diversity is this: Diverse thoughts and inclusion of many peoples opens individual minds, helping us all to more deeply understand what we probably already know, which is that the world is much bigger than what we personally see and experience. With that in mind,… Read More Holy Week: Anime and Disability
On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!
★ 【CherryInTheSun】 「 Yuna – Sweet Valentine 」 ☆ reprinted w/permission