“How can I support Beneath the Tangles?” We’re sometimes asked this question, and while prayer is the main avenue, followed by financial support and service, there’s an additional way as well. We often give away items through contests or by other means. However, to be able to give items away, we need to have them… Read More Donate Your Anime, Manga, and Fan Items to Beneath the Tangles
Jesus loves the children. He loves the poor, the marginalized, the downtrodden. He loves the bullied, the freaks, the geeks. He loves the otaku. This illustration by 53C, in partnership with our good friend T.R. Racki, portrays the compassion and love of Christ, particularly for the children. But being in anime style, it reminds me,… Read More Fanart Friday: Jesus Loves the Kitsune Kids and the Otaku
Two years ago, we launched a small group through our Discord community. Since that time, that group of believers has bonded by sharing about their lives and discussing scripture. Much like the “something genuine” that Hachiman searched for, our own “service club” has reached deeper into faith and life by being open with one another.… Read More Come Join Our New Small Group for Anime Fans
Dear Friends, Today is our 12th birthday! On September 12, 2010, I posted our first article, and away we went. During this past decade-plus, our ministry has changed in so many ways, but our goal has remained the same: To reach out to otaku with the love of Christ through community. To that end, instead… Read More Happy 12th Birthday to Us!
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