Hi, folks! TWWK here to add a few comments about an article before Samuru takes it away for the rest of this month’s round-up. Perhaps the biggest news story to come from the world of anime the last few weeks was Nobuhiro Watsuki’s arrest for possessing child pornography. The impact has been pretty widespread, and… Read More Something More: Winter Anime, the Music of Re:Zero, and Perfect Black and Blue
You’ve read our articles! You’ve followed our social media! Well, good news, because it doesn’t have to stop there… or at least not anymore! We are ecstatic to introduce to you the newest addition to the Beneath the Tangles site, our very own podcast entitled The Tangles (available both here AND on iTunes)! As an… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 1
I didn’t post a column last week, and what a week to skip – there were a number of provocative articles regarding anime and spirituality. But that just means that this column, I’m including twice as much goodness! Frank tells how Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha paints a picture of the Christian relationship with God, despite… Read More Something More: Cain and Abel in Shiki, Anime in the Christian Life, and 7 Unholy Priests
News: Anime News Network, among other outlets, is reporting that the December issue of Newtype is revealing that three Puella Magi Madoka Magica films are going to be released to theaters. Production should begin on the first of the films soon. The first two movies will be compilation films and the third will contain all-new… Read More Madoka Magica Trilogy Coming to Theatres!
In this week’s Brain Diving column on the Anime News Network site, Brian Ruh (a fellow Austinite who literally works just a few blocks away from me) discusses A Gathering of Spirits: Japan’s Ghost Story Tradition: From Folklore and Kabuki to Anime and Manga, a self-published book by Patrick Drazen. Ruh reviews the book, giving… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Diving into Japanese Ghost Stories
The June issue Jump Square magazine will announce that a new anime project involving Rurouni Kenshin will be developed. I couldn’t be more excited. The anime ended on a whimper, with a horrid third season of filler episodes that was so poorly received that the final arc of the anime was never animated, and a… Read More Rurouni Kenshin to Finally Be Completed?
Today in his House of 1000 Manga column at Anime News Network, Jason Thompson describes Osamu Tezuka‘s epic work, Buddha. As one who rarely watches anime or reads manga created earlier than the 1990s, I know Tezuka only by reputation and not by experiencing any of his works. As such, and I think this may… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Buddha and Religious Criticism
Not long ago, I posted a beautiful anime-style short. Following a trail from Twitter, I was led to the site where it was featured, and to my surprise, it was Rober Ebert’s website. But, I was only surprised for a second – after all, the nation’s leading film critic (and the first to ever win the Pulitzer Prize) has championed… Read More Roger Ebert: Critic, Pundit, Skeptic, and Friend to Anime
One blog that I’ve followed religiously in recent years is Topless Robot, run by Rob Bricken. Timely and often hilarious, Bricken’s site discusses all forms of nerdery, including anime on occasion, as Bricken was editor of Anime Insider magazine and wrote for Anime News Network for a time. Religion is only very occasionally discussed, though never deeply. … Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Nerd Religions
For the past couple of months, I’ve really been enjoying “Jason Thompson’s House of 1000 Manga,” a new column at Anime News Network. This week, he’s featuring a manga many Christians might either rejoice about or dislike: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Jesus. His conclusion is that the manga doesn’t take a stance on Jesus’ divinity (or even… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Manga Jesus is Just…Man