Twwk: Today’s guest post was submitted by sleepminusminus, whom you can find on Twitter. It’s a wonderful read—I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! I love slice-of-life anime. If I’m honest, it’s because slice-of-life is cute. But if I’m being more reflective, it’s probably because slice-of-life delights in small moments. Grand, cinematic,… Read More Finding Yourself in Hyouka’s Small Moments
Good morning! If you’re like me, I’m sure you all have been inundated by updates from various organizations through this time of pandemic. I don’t want to add to the pile, but I feel it necessary to let our readers know that we’re here for you during this time. After all, part of our very… Read More Loving God and Loving the Otaku Community Through COVID-19
Two’s company. Three’s a community. That much is apparent in Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, which begins with a twosome—Asakusa and Kanamori—adding a third member, Mizusaki. The creation of this group suddenly coalesces a loose set of dreams without a plan or goal into a determined creative force under the banner of Eizouken (film research… Read More Keep Your Hands Off Community!
Leading up through Easter Sunday, Beneath the Tangles will be running a series of posts based on a theme with the hopes that it will lead our readers to consider the meaning of this week and especially of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our theme this year is loneliness. In order to… Read More Isolation Leads to Desolation: The Bullying of Shouya Ishida
It’s so good to have March Comes in Like a Lion back! As challenging as the content is, the show is a breath of fresh air, full of wonderful direction, quirky animated bits, terrific music, and sincere characters. Episode 23 eases us back into the series, with a focus on an important match in the… Read More Sharing (Ramune) is Caring
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… Read More When Community Fails: Tomoya and the Failure of Clann
At lunch today, I was talking to a friend, someone who’s a mentor to me, and he mentioned the idea that it’s been shown that we make bad decisions under duress, due to things like stress, bad health, tiredness, and hunger. I agreed, and in fact, I explained that I’d shown the worst side of… Read More Tsuki Ga Kirei, Episode 10: Bad Mood, Bad Decisions