Even before this season’s remake, Fruits Basket was firmly set as a special series in anime / manga history, but the 2019 series has been so good that an entirely new generation of fans are now finding the show, including Team FtK. In episode 59 of the TangleCast, David, Peter, and Holly discuss episodes one… Read More TangleCast 59: Fruits Basket and a Place to Belong
One of the most acclaimed anime of recent years is Made in Abyss—what starts as a childhood adventure turns into something more meaningful and far darker than perhaps many viewers had expected. Today, Team FtK jumps into this new classic episode by episode—we encourage you to check it out even if you haven’t seen the… Read More TangleCast 58: Made in Abyss
If you’re tuning into this episode, you probably like anime. A lot. So if we were to tell you that anime matters, you’d probably agree. But on today’s episode of the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester explains that anime doesn’t just matter to otaku—it matters, period. We invite you to listen along and discover why… Read More TangleCast 57: Why Anime Matters
Have you seen EndGame yet? Then keep it to yourself! Matthew still hasn’t seen it. However, he does know a thing or two about the origin of superhero stories. This week he leads Team Anchester in a crash-course history lesson about the inarguably Judaic origins of the superhero, why Christians should care, and how it… Read More TangleCast 56: Afikomen, All Might, and the Superhero
The new anime season is off to quite a start, with old friends returning (One Punch Man, Bungou Stray Dogs, Fruits Basket), great directors leading new series (Sarazanmai, Carole & Tuesday), mashups, surprises, and everything else you can imagine. Peter, David, and Holly of Team FtK lead us through the new offerings for spring and… Read More TangleCast 55: Spring 2019 Anime First Impressions
Are you fan of Code Geass? Well, Team Anchester is not, and Matthew is ready to explain why, and its not because the series isn’t fun or engaging or interesting—its because Lelouch is “a man without a chest.” Listen in to see what that means in this episode that continues our weeklong theme of loneliness.… Read More TangleCast 54: Code Geass and Men Without Chests
It may not always reach its goals, but even detractors of Sword Art Online can agree that the franchise eagerly explores lofty concepts that other popular series refuse to touch. The most recent season, Sword Art Online: Alicization, traverses philosophy and religion in the course of its run, and forces viewers to consider fundamental questions… Read More TangleCast 53: Theology Synthesis Thirty
This week on the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester brings on a familiar guest and podcast contributor, Alex. Together, they try grappling with the controversial topics of sexual content in anime, what Scripture says about it, and what that means for Christians. Where is the line when it comes to sexual humor? Is there even… Read More TangleCast Episode 52: Are We Glorying in our Shame?
This week on the TangleCast, Matthew of Team Anchester takes a different route than usual. You’re invited to listen in on how God spoke to Matthew recently with an unexpected anime reference, proving that the God of the universe does in fact love nerds. We hope that you might be encouraged by this unique testimony.… Read More TangleCast 50: Separation and Protection
Missing the romance of Valentine’s Day? Not to fear—Team FtK has you covered! David, Peter, and Holly dig into one of this season’s most popular series, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and ponder on their own experiences in giving relationship advice, the role that pride has in dating, and most importantly, whether it was okay for… Read More TangleCast 49: Podcast-Sama, Love is War?