Interview with Bakugou’s Seiyuu (and Shogi Fantatic), Nobuhiko Okamoto

One of anime’s most recognizable voices is that of Katsuki Bakugou, the quite literally explosive hero-in-training from My Hero Academia. But while Bakugou is characterized by a strained voice and simmering, sometimes violent rage, the actor who voices him, Nobuhiko Okamoto, is calm and engaging. The popular seiyuu, who has also voiced Rin (Blue Exorcist),… Read More Interview with Bakugou’s Seiyuu (and Shogi Fantatic), Nobuhiko Okamoto

Something More: Born-Again Mewtwo, Christian Manga, and the Last Shoujo Supper

Greetings everyone, Cutsceneaddict here: Tangles’ resident manga columnist (Between the Panels), cosplayer, and sushi-addict. Something More has always been one of my favorite columns at Tangles, and I’m excited to be carrying on the torch. From here on, Something More will only be seeing one post per month instead of its usual two, but my… Read More Something More: Born-Again Mewtwo, Christian Manga, and the Last Shoujo Supper

Something More: Holy (Menma) Ghost, the Infallible Bishamon, and Joseph Smith Agrees with Jun Maeda

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

Something More: AnoHana and the Holy Spirit, God Using Bakuman, and Nausicaa as Jesus

Lady Saika discusses Haiyore! Nyarko-san in her examination of the elder God, Cthulu. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] Tsunderin and MadameAce point out the Jesus allusion in a very critical review of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. [Lady Geek Girl and Friends] Guardian Enzo mentions a number of religious connects in episode four… Read More Something More: AnoHana and the Holy Spirit, God Using Bakuman, and Nausicaa as Jesus

Something More: Evil Religion in Shin Sekai Yori, Catholic Context in Angelic Layer, and My Seven Little Deadly Sins

The new season of anime has started!  Each season brings with it a series or two that deals with spiritual, supernatural, and/or religious themes.  Since these ideas are often used simply as a plot device with little meaning, I tend to ignore these shows.  But Shin Sekai Yori may be a little different.  And at… Read More Something More: Evil Religion in Shin Sekai Yori, Catholic Context in Angelic Layer, and My Seven Little Deadly Sins

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Happy Science Anime, Mission: Otaku, and What’s in a Name?

Ammtoday has begun a blog similar to ours, examining Christianity through anime.  A post this past week compares a scene in the manga, From Far Away, to Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, and encourages us to find power in weakness. [Anime and Manga Industries Today] Ben Ettinger gives a very thorough review of the Happy… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Happy Science Anime, Mission: Otaku, and What’s in a Name?

Anime in Pakistan, Called to Anime (and Missions), and Review of a Sci-Fi, Religious, Japanese Classic

Ash reviews the Japanese science fiction classic, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights, released last year by Viz Media.  Much of the review is spent discussing the importance of Christianity and especially Buddhism to the plot. [Experiments in Manga] Aniblogger Zeroe4, who’ll be starting DTS training for his mission to Japan in the… Read More Anime in Pakistan, Called to Anime (and Missions), and Review of a Sci-Fi, Religious, Japanese Classic