"It’s just not safe for young girls to go into events, especially in costume. We’re vulnerable." It’s been more than three years since “Cosplay is Not Consent” signs were erected throughout New York Comic Con. The movement, which seeks to educate about actions that should reflect common sense and decency, is now firmly set in… Continue reading Cosplay is Not Consent, but Danger Still Lingers
When I was first introduced to Genshiken, I was told that the series was really good, but that the content might not be for me. It was a good way to prep me for the series, which follows a group of otaku in the Genshiken club, a college organization in which the members revel in… Continue reading Surrendering is Day by Day — For Otaku AND Christians
Konnichiwa my fellow anime fans, this is Samuru with your latest Something More entry! We did not post one in December of 2016 since we had our 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, so this one will be longer than the previous one. I did my best in discovering articles that would interest the readers of… Continue reading Something More: God Moments, Kanon Angels, Identity in Cosplay and Resurrections
This week, JP (Japesland) facilitates a discussion between Casey (CutsceneAddict),and Kaze, who compare their vastly different anime convention experiences across the Pacific. Many American anime fans know what to expect at an anime convention Stateside, but what differences are there with conventions in the land of their origin: Japan? As always, every episode of The TangleCast will be covering… Continue reading TangleCast 17: The Convention Experience – US vs Japan
This week, JP (Japesland) and Casey (CutsceneAddict) share a discussion on an interesting and oft-ignored topic in the otaku world: crossplay. Don't know what it is? Well be sure to take a listen as Casey explains its place in the anime community and con scene, and also provides an argument for why those who raise their eyebrows might want… Continue reading TangleCast 10: Crossplay
Do you know the saying, "God works in mysterious ways?" I really felt that to be true a few weeks ago when Casey Covel (Geeks Under Grace) and I started chatting about her taking a role with Beneath the Tangles. What I haven't told anyone until now was that her work was at the forefront… Continue reading Welcome Our Newest Writer, Casey!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was one of those shows I was a little unsure about watching. I mean, I watch anime, play video games, cosplay, go to conventions, etc. but...My Little Pony...Really? REALLY? I didn't get into the show until after one year at Anime Weekend Atlanta. We were hanging out watching all… Continue reading The Power of Kindness in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Here's an email sent by Mason a few days ago: How do you guys go about choosing your anime? I don't watch a lot but I like watching currently airing ones (because I have something to look forward too) so I would… Continue reading Untangled: How Do You Choose Which Anime to Watch?
Anime Expo is always a crowded, good time, filled with fun events, including the Masquerade, a competition featuring choreographed, costumed performances. Beforehand, groups are able to play a short introductory video. For one group, cosplaying as Magi, that video gave them an opportunity to showcase their message: You are loved just as you are. Based… Continue reading Jesus Otaku: Ministry for Anime Fans
We invite readers to submit questions to us regarding anime, culture, religion, or most any topic! We'd love to respond to your queries! Last week, Torin sent us the following comment: Hello! I sincerely apologize if this seems inappropriate, but I've been trying to find someone to ask about this for quite some time. I… Continue reading Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?