Well, what a time! I´m 27 this year, and as I start to resemble more a seinen protagonist that a shōnen one, I know I want to be both, and I have for a long time. Long before I first watched Erased four years ago, the hope that a balance of both adventure, wonder, innocence,… Read More The Shōnen Guide to the Eucharist
20/20 in 2020 Article: Our blog’s theme for this year is “20/20 in 2020: Setting Our Vision on Christ.” Throughout the year, we’ll post articles which relate to this theme, which encourages you, our readers, to turn away from the world and toward the Holy One. Enjoy the post below, which is part of our… Read More Oregairu and Knowing the End of the Story
My social media feeds received news of a second season of My Next as a Villainess with near-universal praise. And why not? Season one was clever and funny, featuring a memorable, amusing, and sweet heroine (er, villainess). And after a ten episodes of a fairly predictable (if welcome) storyline, the season ended with a bang… Read More A Short Musing on Grace and Catarina Claes
Does what we do really matter? I don’t mean the big, profound actions we do from time to time, or our continual overtures to those most intimate to us. What I’m asking is, “Do the small, kind things we do really make a difference in the long run for others’ lives?” The most recent episode… Read More Let us Not Grow Weary of Being on the Cheer Squad
We have a treat for you on today’s TangleCast episode! As part of yearlong celebration of Beneath the Tangles’ tenth year, we brought back some of the original voices of the podcast, including its founder, Japes! He’s joined today by Casey, Kaze, and R86 as they share how anime has changed the direction of their… Read More TangleCast 79: The Throwback Episode
I’ve neither read the Fruits Basket manga nor watched the original anime series, but even without knowing the end of the story, I cannot help but believe that episode 10 of season two is the most central and important episode of the entire remake, for in it, the heroine of Fruits Basket confronts her enemy… Read More The Last Temptation of Tohru Honda
In the world of Moriking, our titular hero is hoping to one day be crowned the King of the Forest. He represents the beetle tribe and, like other insect contestants for the crown, has a human form. This also means that other contenders to the crown will be challenging him in their quest to the top.… Read More Newman’s Nook: Moriking’s Wisdom and Grace
I often receive questions from concerned viewers of anime who struggle with certain aspects of the medium, or in some cases, the entirety of it. On occasion, it feels appropriate to share that question with our broader audience, as well as my response. Here’s an example I recently received: Is it okay to watch Naruto… Read More Can a Christian Watch Naruto and Dragon Ball Z?
Initial release date: February 7, 2019 Developer: Chara-Ani Series: Langrisser Genre: Tactical role-playing game Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows Publishers: NIS America, Inc., Kadokawa Games, Ltd., Nippon Ichi Software Thank you NIS America for the review copy of Langrisser I & II for PlayStation 4, we truly appreciate your kindness and the opportunity… Read More Review: Langrisser I & II (PS4)
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.