Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day isn't a happy holiday for everyone. In fact, it can be downright depressing. To avoid the misery, some run away from the love stuff on February 14th (out of sight, out of mind), but for me, even when I was a lonely single, I still always embraced the day as I drowned in… Continue reading Five Anime Couples to Warm Your Heart on Valentine’s Day

When Community Fails: Tomoya and the Failure of Clann

The beauty of Clannad is in how it shows love expressed through family of all different kinds - that kind of love has the power to heal, to restore, to give life, even in the midst of extraordinary difficulties, even when life itself isn't fair. There's a sincerity to the series that's lacking in most… Continue reading When Community Fails: Tomoya and the Failure of Clann

Clannad and Failing at the Ends of the Earth

We live in a culture that's about big displays of love - grand marriage proposals (all caught on Facebook Live of course), fancy trips around the world, heart stirring confessions in the rain. We want immediate gratification in our love, for our hearts to be set afire. The long, challenging work of a relationship is… Continue reading Clannad and Failing at the Ends of the Earth

Tomoya Okazaki is the Reason I Don’t Drink

Have you ever filled out one of those memes on Twitter or Tumblr where you talk about your anime favorites? The questions are like, "What's your OTP?" and "Anime or manga?" Sometimes it's difficult to give just one answer to those questions, but there's one that I have no problem with. It's the question that… Continue reading Tomoya Okazaki is the Reason I Don’t Drink

Something More: A Hero’s Journey, Grace in Clannad, Anohana, and the Holy Spirit

Welcome back to Something More, your monthly round-up of spirituality and anime (among other forms of entertainment!) articles. I do my best to search the internet for posts that fit this feature here at Beneath the Tangles. If you happen to find one and believe it merits being on our list, tag us via Facebook or… Continue reading Something More: A Hero’s Journey, Grace in Clannad, Anohana, and the Holy Spirit

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,… Continue reading TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

TangleCast 13: Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite!

This week, JP (Japesland) and Kaze blabber on for days about Rewrite, one of Key's most recent and most phenomenal visual novel works and a source of excitement for the summer anime season this year. What makes it so great? Why is it a must-read for anyone interested in spirituality or religion, especially Christians? What should… Continue reading TangleCast 13: Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite!

Christians and Porn Games

It's no secret that eroge is popular in Japan. In fact, these "porn games," also referred to under the much larger category of visual novels if I may take the liberty of oversimplifying the medium, are often the object of many otaku's interests. An entire genre of game that revolves around the inclusion of pornographic content… Continue reading Christians and Porn Games

Adapting a Medium

Adaptation is like translation... it's hard. If you've checked out any of Kaze's articles on the topic, or perhaps tried translating anything yourself, you know that translating from one language to another is not as easy as it sounds. First, you must be aware of the nuances of the language itself, which are then further… Continue reading Adapting a Medium