5 Reasons Why Manga is the Perfect Medium for Presenting Classic Literature

Today’s guest post is written by Amy Covel, a Baptist PK and a published author who writes about old fashioned ideals with a modern style. Her inspirational pieces can be read in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, and her poetry, published in The Penmen Review and The Titan Promethean, remind readers to embrace… Read More 5 Reasons Why Manga is the Perfect Medium for Presenting Classic Literature

TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn’t have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Read More TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Something More: Fan (Dis-)Service, Tsundere for Jesus, and “Playing God” until you Run out of Chimeras

Every-so-often, creators like to throw their fans a juicy bone–putting favorite characters into high-action power fantasies, or allowing an emotional build-up “just for the feels.” Fandom pandering can certainly lead to a watered-down story if creators cater to every imagined whim of their doting followers, but, sometimes, a little sprinkling of fan service can go… Read More Something More: Fan (Dis-)Service, Tsundere for Jesus, and “Playing God” until you Run out of Chimeras

Guest Post – Adopted, Part 1: Bunny Drop and Our Adoption as God’s Children

I’m blessed to have Frank, otherwise known as stardf29, write two guest posts for us here on Beneath the Tangles.  Frank has been an anime fan for a good while, though has only really been following the deeper world of anime since 2007 and has only very recently entered the anime blogosphere with his blog,… Read More Guest Post – Adopted, Part 1: Bunny Drop and Our Adoption as God’s Children

Passion Week, Day 5: Loving You for Who You Are – Daikichi and Rin

Right from the first episode, it was clear that Usagi Drop was going to be a special show.  The first episode is based around the funeral of Daikichi’s grandfather, with the family attempting to figure out what to do with the old man’s illegitimate child, Rin.  After the family reaches the conclusion of putting her… Read More Passion Week, Day 5: Loving You for Who You Are – Daikichi and Rin

Manga-Style Pope Shirts, Christians Who Hate Otaku, and St. Peter and the Penguins

Pope Benedict XVI…in manga style…on a t-shirt or hoody…need I say more? Seinime waxes nostalgia, with some talk about faith and prayer, in his narrative-driven post about Usagi Drop. Taylor concludes her series on Christian symbolism and themes in My Little Pony. A youtube response to an troll? otaku-hatin’ Christian. Zeroe4 reminisces about his grandfather’s… Read More Manga-Style Pope Shirts, Christians Who Hate Otaku, and St. Peter and the Penguins