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
Near Eastertime, our newest write, Gaheret, began developing a series meditating on the holiday and relating specifically to the Ten Commandments. With this morning’s post, the series has been completed, and I hope you’ll read through them. Although Gaheret is a lawyer in Spain by trade, his posts are particularly un-barristerlike, full of rich details… Read More Ten Commandments. Ten Anime.
At Beneath the Tangles, we’re always looking to expand our team of volunteers to develop better and more wide-ranging coverage of anime, manga, light novels, and other related otaku goodness. Right now, we’re in particular need of two positions: Webmaster The webmaster will administer all web and technical aspects for Beneath the Tangles, and provide… Read More Call for Staff: Webmaster and News Editor
Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has a passion for fiction and storytelling. He also enjoys listening to Kendrick Lamar, playing Pokemon, and doing both at the same time. Sword Art Online fans were… Read More Personal Justice and Law in Sword Art Online: Alicization
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to another episode of “That Anime/Light Novel Said Something So Well I Don’t Know How to Add to It!” Today’s thought comes from vol. 2 of Obsessions of an Otome Gamer. I was re-reading it and came across a passage I highlighted on my first reading, and it struck as… Read More Resisting an Otome Gamer’s Inner Ugliness
I’m happy to introduce Gaheret, our newest writer! You may have seen him haunting our comment section, but now you’ll see much more of him and insight on Beneath the Tangles. The eldest of ten siblings who are all avid readers, Gaheret is a is a Catholic lawyer from Spain, too tall for Robin already… Read More The Promised (Never)land: a Thrilling Plan of Salvation
As Christians, we know that the Bible should be like honey to our lips, its words sweet and powerful, compelling us to seek God and follow him. If you’re like me, there have been times in your life when the Bible did indeed feel this way, where you were swept away by its words, captivated… Read More When Manga Brings the Bible Alive
Even those unfamiliar with scripture know that the events in the Book of Revelation are the stuff of nightmares and catastrophe. The Beast, the dragon, the curses, the destruction, the blood—John’s vision plays out more powerfully and horrifically than any Hollywood film. However, adaptation of the letter to script or screen is rare. As visually… Read More Review of Manga Majesty: The Revelation of the End Times!
Have you ever wondered or looked into the history of books and how they are made? For the protagonist of Ascendance of a Bookworm, our next Light Novel Club title, that sort of information turned from fun trivia to a matter of grave importance. As a total bookworm, she spent her days practically buried in… Read More Light Novel Kindling: The Ascendance of Books