While we’re not actively looking to add writers to our staff, we are open to pitches for guest posts! We’re looking for pieces by Christians who are interested in writing about anime, manga, light novels, or visual novels, with or without an emphasis on faith. Submissions should compel readers to think critically about the topic… Read More Write a Guest Post for Beneath the Tangles
Hey you. Yes, YOU. Are you someone deeply devoted to Christ? Are you looking to use your skills, talents, and interests to serve God? Are you an anime fan? Wait, what? If I didn’t lose you with either the first set of questions about faith, or that last question about being a nerd, then perhaps… Read More How About This New Year’s Resolution? Join Our Ministry!
Hey, folks, Thank you for being a reader of Beneath the Tangles. By even perusing our articles, you become part of our community, helping our mission (or maybe being aided by it?) to reach otaku, both believers and those who aren’t. Many of you do even more by following and interacting with us on other… Read More Join Our Mission and Help Us Reach Otaku by Donating $1 a Month
On 22 April 2011, Kaname Madoka used the most powerful of wishes to save all magical girls. About eight years later, I watched her do it, and it taught me something about the savior of the real world and his plan for humanity. I am of course talking about Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which celebrates… Read More Does God Speak Through Anime? Or, What Madoka Taught Me About God & the Trees
Today on Beneath the Tangles, I’m happy to present a sample devotional from Thy Geekdom Come (Vol. 2), the latest release from Mythos and Ink. Written by Shaneen Thompson, who along with myself and many other writers contributed to this latest collection, it explores one of our favorite series, Violet Evergarden, and its connection to… Read More Violet Evergarden, Purpose in Pain, and a New Geek Devotional
I don’t have a special affinity for Deku, the previous little cinnamon roll who is destined to become the number one hero in the world of My Hero Academia. He’s a little too sugary sweet for me, a confection that isn’t particular to my taste. That analogy to a cinnamon roll is actually spot on,… Read More Deku Doesn’t Worship the World (But I Do)
One of my favorite scenes in anime is, unsurprisingly, from my favorite series, Oregairu. In it, the stubborn loner, Hachiman Hikigaya, finally admits through tears in his eyes that what he really desires is something genuine out of his service club relationships. It’s not enough to just have superficial relationship with his beloved friends, nor… Read More Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans