Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

It’s near the end of the year, and this Something More column will be the last of 2015. Actually, it may be the last for quite a while. We’ll be taking a break from Something More for at least the foreseeable future. Thank you, readers, for perusing through these wonderful articles each week, and thank… Read More Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

Something More: Blue Exorcist Pluralism, Jesus in Planetarian, and More Godoka

Happy Halloween, all!  This is probably a good place to mention that the writers here at Beneath the Tangles are NOT the type to tell you avoid Halloween festivities because of pagan stuff blah blah blah.  Enjoy your night – but be safe!!   Unfortunately, no spooky posts below…though maybe the first one, regarding a… Read More Something More: Blue Exorcist Pluralism, Jesus in Planetarian, and More Godoka

Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

A great thing about being an anime fan is that four times a year, we can get excited about a slate of new series!  While we wait on most of these to begin, a number of bloggers reflect on the final episodes of summer 2014 anime and on series older than those. Draggle digs into… Read More Something More: Faustus Metal Alchemist, Hopeful Anime Heroes, and Anime as Bible Study

Something More: Catholicism in Baby Steps, Religion of Eureka Seven, and Idolizing K-On!

What a week for spiritual articles in the blogosphere!  Check out the abundance of posts linked below, a number from bloggers and writers who don’t usually write about religion: Josiah Harrist beautifully weaves his experiences as the child of missionaries with his viewings of many Studio Ghibli classics. [Christ and Pop Culture] M.S. O’Brien looks… Read More Something More: Catholicism in Baby Steps, Religion of Eureka Seven, and Idolizing K-On!

Something More: Forgiving Kirito’s Sin, Real Barakamon Church, and Hamatora’s Anti-Christ

The summer season has passed it’s mid-point, and bloggers continue to find great spiritual connections in current series, joining a number of other excellent articles about some more classic ones that posted this week. Frank finds perhaps an intentional connection to Christianity and Japan’s Hidden Christians in Barakamon. [A Series of Miracles] Annalyn looks into… Read More Something More: Forgiving Kirito’s Sin, Real Barakamon Church, and Hamatora’s Anti-Christ

Something More: Yuri for Christians, Religion Inverted, and Dostoyevsky in my Nisemonogatari

While Barakamon continues to provide Christian bloggers with some juicy themes (how am I not watching this series?), a number of writers visited older titles this week as they talked spirituality: Courtney tackles the question, “Should a Christian watch anime?” [Geek Meets World] Medieval Otaku looks as the falsehoods shown in Nisemonogatari and what role… Read More Something More: Yuri for Christians, Religion Inverted, and Dostoyevsky in my Nisemonogatari

Something More: Less Game More Life, Ranma Devalues Akane, and Good Samaritan Art Online

This week was full of great articles about spirituality – many, as usual, about Christianity, but note the first link below, from academic and frequent convention panelist, Charles Dunbar, which focuses on Shinto and Buddhist traditions. Charles Dunbar investigates A Letter to Momo and discusses the spiritual idea of our loved ones watching over us… Read More Something More: Less Game More Life, Ranma Devalues Akane, and Good Samaritan Art Online

Something More: Barakamon Christianity, Valkyria’s Salvation, and the Rapture of Tenchi Masaki

In the first two episodes of the Barakamon, Frank finds important points that all experienced Christians should probably take under consideration. [A Series of Miracles] D.M. Dutcher finds an analogy for the rapture in Tenchi Forever, and examines why that film captures the essence of the rapture better than explicitly Christian depictions of it do.… Read More Something More: Barakamon Christianity, Valkyria’s Salvation, and the Rapture of Tenchi Masaki