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
A year ago…I was all about family and anime, releasing our Christian Parents’ Guide to Anime and writing a post about parenting in AnoHana. A year ago…we still couldn’t get enough of Madoka… …or Evangelion 2.22… …or Shikamaru… A year ago…I revisited Kino’s Journey… …Spied out Someday’s Dreamers… …and set anime pictures to George Strait… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
It appears to be Catholic week here at Beneath the Tangles, emphasized by a couple of blog posts relating Catholicism with anime: I am not arguing that the Church is a lot like the Pokemon world. (Alright, I am.) But more than that: The natural cry of the human heart — as best shown in… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Pokemon and Priests, Dreams of Crusading Anime, and Superflat Artist Tackles Buddha in Qatar