There’s practically an entire anime genre featuring cute anime girls carrying big guns and going to battle. Off the top of my head, Girls und Panzer, Sora no Woto, The Third Aerial Girls Squad (the series the SHIROBAKO crew creates during the second cour of that series), and Violet Evergarden come to mind. Add to… Read More When Cute Anime Girls Go to War
In lieu of writing something, I thought I’d share some of my fan art. I actually find fan art to be one of the trickier things to do—reverse-engineering someone else’s character takes you outside of your own habits and comfort zone. But for that reason it can also be very instructive. Unfortunately, no real thematic… Read More Josh’s Fan Art Gallery
I’ve been slowly working my way through Okami, another one of those older games that I heard a lot about but never got around to playing. Set in a vague, “once upon a time” point in Japan’s past, you play as the wolf goddess Ameratsu, who a century prior had helped defeat the serpent demon… Read More Okami and the Christian Artist
Every culture is unique, and all people are different. Each one of us has our own voice, our own thoughts. Some things, however, are common across all cultures, all eras, all countries. One of these is our endless, unrelenting creativity. Princess Arete is not famous for being a thrilling or well-paced movie, but the story… Read More Princess Arete and the Magic of Creativity
2014 was a year of transformation for Beneath the Tangles. While our emphasis remains on blogging anime, we’ve looked toward other topics and mediums as we seek to engage our readers in all sorts of Japanese-related topics from our unique perspective. For instance, you’ve hopefully listened to our monthly podcast and you may have tuned… Read More Check Out Our New Banner!
Japes, our Anime Today columnist, has written a number of articles about the intersection of Christianity and anime for his other blog, Japesland. He is editing and resposting a number of these entries, including the one below, to Beneath the Tangles. Right off the bat, I feel compelled to say that Vocaloid is an enormous passion… Read More Vocaloid as Artistic Expression
A year ago…Murasaki Lynna joined our crew… …and immediately mused about Clannad‘s Yukine Miyazawa… …and later about finding joy in ARIA. A year ago…Goldy examined Guilty Crown, wondering what route the hero would take… …found him to be a character worth rooting for (at least at this point in the series)… …and discovered a correlation between… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles