TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn't have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Continue reading TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

"Cartoons" aren't just for kids. Anime fans probably know that better than anyone. But it's not just mature content and convoluted plots that make anime an appealing medium for adults. Through animation's ambiguous limits, philosophy and theology can be easily conveyed in a manner that anyone can grasp (often without their realizing it). For example,… Continue reading Something More: Metaphysical Mushishi, Divine Dr. Black Jack, and Old Testament Anime… Sort Of

Lost in Translation: When the Uncertain Becomes Certain

While the Angel Beats! anime continues to be a loved series, not as many fans are aware of its visual novel counterpart. In reality, the VN was released just last year and that is only the first of several parts, so the VN still has a long way to go before being fully released, let… Continue reading Lost in Translation: When the Uncertain Becomes Certain

Newman’s Nook: You are More, I am Less

In episode 9 of Angel Beats, Otonashi finally remembers hows he died. We see the subway crash he was involved in. We see him underground, trapped with others who were on the subway with him. We see him serving as a leader to the survivors. We see him, in the end, die. To his final breath, Otonashi… Continue reading Newman’s Nook: You are More, I am Less

The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 17

Welcome to episode 17 of The Tangles! This month we're happily celebrating the holiday season with a super special episode for you all! We gathered together several members of our staff (Charles/TWWK, Michael/Samuru, Frank/stardf29, Kaze, Annalyn, and Zeroe4) to answer questions about the year 2015, spirituality, and more! We all wish you a (belated) merry Christmas… Continue reading The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 17

Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

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There are so many great articles from the past couple of weeks (as well as a few I listed that I missed linking in the last column). I hope you'll take some time to peruse the links below. I want to start with the one that's most meaningful to me, personally, written by D.M. Dutcher,… Continue reading Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

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I recently had a discussion with an old friend over Facebook. He's a person I dearly care about and who I once discipled, but who has since left the faith largely because of his debelief in the miracles in (and writings of) the Bible. Are we in a more skeptical day and age than ever… Continue reading Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols

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

The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 13

Congratulations to The Tangles for its 13th episode and one entire year of podcasting! We're very excited to share our first year anniversary episode with all of you, and we hope you enjoy the new format we have developed for it! Episode 13, mentioned above, is the first episode of our new, streamlined format. The theme… Continue reading The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 13

Something More: Gaara’s Guilt, Loving Charlotte, and My Beats, Your Existentialism

The more I engage in social media, especially through Tumblr, the more I witness just how deeply connected a lot of anime fans are to their favorite characters - emotionally, physically (dakimakura), even sexually. I have my favorites, too, but besides feeling some empathy toward the characters, and occasionally shipping them, I don't have a… Continue reading Something More: Gaara’s Guilt, Loving Charlotte, and My Beats, Your Existentialism