As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our ten years, but also to see where we were and how far we’ve come as a site and collectively as anime fans. For most months this year,… Read More 10 Year Retrospective, Month #2: Throwback to February 2011
This Christmas, why not give the gift of anime? At least that’s what we thought while putting together our own Secret Santa exchange! Tune in to see what Holly, Peter, David, and our editor, Marcelo, “gifted” each other as our members watched through recommended anime they hadn’t seen before. Twwk hosts this wintry episode of… Read More TangleCast 67: Secret Santa
One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)
The last few weeks have been rough for America. The country has taken hit after hit after hit, with these tragic events and high profile incidents only inflaming division in the country. As a historian, I’m especially aware that there were times in this country’s history that were more chaotic, times that were much worse.… Read More Be a Peacemaker. Be a Menma.
Welcome back to Something More, your monthly round-up of spirituality and anime (among other forms of entertainment!) articles. I do my best to search the internet for posts that fit this feature here at Beneath the Tangles. If you happen to find one and believe it merits being on our list, tag us via Facebook or… Read More Something More: A Hero’s Journey, Grace in Clannad, Anohana, and the Holy Spirit
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,… Read More Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda
A few years back, I was hearing a lot of good comments about a few different anime: Steins Gate, Anohana, and Madoka Magica. Now of these my favorite is Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. This series follows a group of childhood friends who are now high schoolers who have not gotten along since… Read More Throwback Thursdays: Anohana
If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
First of all, many thanks to TWWK for inviting me to join this site. For my first post on here, I thought I would repost a post I made a long time ago on my own blog, A Series of Miracles. This post is a very personal subject for me, and I think it will also… Read More Osananajimi: Growing Up With God
I didn’t update “Something More” last week, so today’s links include two week’s worth. Sorry for the delay! Japes looks at the supernatural in AnoHana and how we might approach the topic from a Christian point of view. [Japesland] Nick Calibey responds to a post that argues that Madoka’s sacrifice in Puella Magi Madoka Magica… Read More Something More: Christ’s Sacrifice > Madoka’s, Oukoku Christian Game, and AnoHana and the Supernatural