In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Today’s question/comes courtesy of Hannah, who dives into anime, animation, and writing on her site, Lady Hannah Beth: I take the martial art aikido in California at a Christian dojo, however, I am moving to Hawaii very soon and I would like… Read More Untangled: How Should a Christian React at a Japanese Shrine?
There are weeks on Something More where I need to dig and prod to find articles for linking. This is not, however, one of those weeks, as the blogosphere has produced almost a dozen wonderful articles about anime and religion/spirituality. Eugene Woodbury discusses Japanese Buddhism from a pop cultural perspective, referencing Gingitsune among other anime… Read More Something More: Owari no Family, Humble Vegeta, and Job of Angel Beats’
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
Truth be told, this week’s post was intended to be the last regular column of Something More. I felt that especially with an umber of the writers we feature here having recently joined our site, the column had outlived its usefulness. That was still my thought this morning, until I realized just how many spirituality-related… Read More Something More: Religion at Katsucon, Hinduism in Death Parade, and Heaven in Wolf’s Rain
Could this be called a world report version of Something More? This week, we have stories from Japan, of course, but also from Indonesia and, why not, we can say that a KonColle article is international, too! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! In Indonesia, Muslim otaku reconcile their faith and anime, perhaps surprisingly even accepting… Read More Something More: Islam and Anime, KanColle Christians, and Dying Shinto Trees
The eternal struggle between East and West, and its effect on anime. …or at least that is the subtitle I would love to give this article if only Wordpress would let me! It’s been a while, but the holidays are over, the Christmas candy is gone (though the weight might not be), the schoolwork is piling anew,… Read More Anime Today: The Good, the Bad, and the Bahamut
My anime watching experience is fairly wide, having been watching the medium for a fair of number of years now. But it’s also more shallow than I’d like to admit. Reverse Thieves’ Secret Santa project helps bring depth to my anime list, as I’m always given series that I feel I should have watched and… Read More Secret Santa: Mouryou no Hako
Christmas is just under a week away? In terms of aniblogging, that means lots and lots of reflective posts – and a good number of them involving religion. This is likely the last post in this column until next year, so enjoy your quota of terrific articles about anime and spirituality! Trigun’s traveling preacher, Nicholas… Read More Something More: Crucifixion in Anime, Wolfwood’s Tithing, and Religion in Pokemon
While shows like Your Lie in April and Wolf Girl and Black Prince continue to give great material for spiritual discussion, it’s interesting that some series with big moves on the horizon – Naruto with a final movie upcoming and Digimon with a return of it’s season one characters – also provide opportunities to discuss… Read More Something More: Magi Love, Christian Lessons from Naruto, and Kill La Kill Buddhism
Beneath the Tangles isn’t your typical aniblog. While we certainly discuss anime – lots of it – our purpose goes further than that, beneath the tangles of entertainment and animation. We seek to look at what we believe are spiritual truths as they are demonstrated through anime. We also want to engage our readers in… Read More Come and See: How Do You Attain Salvation?