TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

Concluding the two-part series on homosexuality in anime and the otaku world, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) apply the Christian worldview and mindset as they understand it to the descriptions and arguments presented in part one last week. Since Beneath the Tangles covers a multitude of denominations and beliefs within the scope of Christianity, we hope that… Read More TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

TangleCast 25: Akihabara

The Mecca of all things anime! JP (Japesland),  Jack (R86), and Kaze are no stranger to discussing their times in Japan, and today they’d like to translate those experiences into a helpful, and hopefully eye-opening discussion on Akihabara. What sort of expectations should an anime fan have when visiting this infamous location, and how about Christian otaku? And be… Read More TangleCast 25: Akihabara

Something More: Sexualized Shipping, Islamic Anime, and the Love of Asuna, Ackerman, and Ashitaka

Tangles is no stranger to tough topics, and the sexualization of anime by fans is one we’ve delved into at length. As a cosplayer and massive fangirl myself, I’m often directly in the middle of the otaku community and consistently surprised by how far characters and narratives are stretched in order to sexualize them. Especially… Read More Something More: Sexualized Shipping, Islamic Anime, and the Love of Asuna, Ackerman, and Ashitaka

Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

One of Christ’s most interesting and off-discussed teachings is how he equates are internal hated toward others as murder: But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever… Read More Something More: Cowboy Bebop Family, Heavenly Death Parade, and Kanade’s Not the Enemy

Annalyn’s Corner: Christian Anime Fans and Responsible Freedom

Christians are free to watch anime rated TV-MA. Violence, swearing, portrayals of demons, and even ecchi are not, technically, off limits, and least not in a general sense. Nor are anime that convey atheistic, shinto, or Buddhist belief systems. We are free to watch everything, and we are free to do so in many ways…… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Christian Anime Fans and Responsible Freedom