Examining Old School Anime: Yoko Shiraki’s Imitation of Mary

Greetings to our dear readers!  Having accepted TWWK’s invitation to write for Beneath the Tangles, we decided that blogging about old school anime (anime produced in the 80’s and in prior decades) would make for an interesting addition to the blog and introduce fans to some great old series.  This column shall point out and… Read More Examining Old School Anime: Yoko Shiraki’s Imitation of Mary

Something More: Plastic Religious Memories, Steins;gate Heaven, and Sinful Pokemon

A new season of anime is upon us!  And it’s been…underwhelming?  Still, there are interesting series here and there, and a few that provide us with something a little deeper to think about as well. Jimmy Kudo’s transformation into Detective Conan teaches us about humility and servant leadership. [Kendall Lyons] The Steins;gate of that named… Read More Something More: Plastic Religious Memories, Steins;gate Heaven, and Sinful Pokemon

Examining Old School Anime: The Christ Figure Antagonist

Ten or so episodes of Ashita no Joe convince one that many Christian themes run through it.  One even locates a Christ figure in Rikiishi and a Marian character in Yoko Shiraki.  Therefore, Joe Yabuki (especially when one considers the slang “average Joe”) might be looked on as an everyman–a representative of graceless humanity needing a… Read More Examining Old School Anime: The Christ Figure Antagonist