On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!
Review Death Note is a complex series that has been written about…a few times here. For those who know nothing of the series, here’s brief summary: Shinigami or “gods of death” have journals called death notes. When a person’s name is written in the book, they die. There are more rules than that about the… Read More Manga Review: Death Note (2020 One-Shot)
We’ve entered the age of big-blockbuster, live-action adaptations of anime and manga properties. While common in Japan, it’s been a slow build in the U.S., with most early adaptations flopping commercially (Speed Racer) and/or critically (Dragon Ball: Evolution). While recent ones have been a mixed bag (see the resounding failure that is Netflix’s Death Note),… Read More Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)
Welcome to the opening round of Anime March Madness 2019! Each Monday, this month, a new round will commence as anime go head to head and advance based on your votes*. The championship will occur on April 1st. We encourage you to vote here and to head over to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where voting… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Opening Round
Welcome one and all to Beneath the Tangles’ Third Annual Anime March Madness. How this works is that you, the readers of this fair website, get to choose which anime you feel is your favorite in successive one-on-one matches. Last year’s Sweet Sixteen will be facing off against 16 new challengers decided by our staff.… Read More Anime March Madness 2018
The start of a new term seems to bring a fresh start for teachers as well as students. It’s an opportunity for all of us to be honest about what hasn’t worked so well in the past, while still retaining habits of mind and lifestyle that we have found helpful. For us teachers, it’s always… Read More Ask Sensei! School Life Edition
One thing that I didn’t realize would happen when I first became a blogger was that I’d develop relationships with lots of other anibloggers. In fact, as I soon discovered, they would be my initial audience, and even today, anibloggers (and former ones) remain some of this blog’s greatest cheerleaders and most helpful friends. Something… Read More Something More: Depressed Seiyuu, Eromanga Masochist, and Seeing Ourselves in Death Note
Hola mi amigos! Samura here, back with another edition of Something More. This month, we have a couple posts that are different than our usual line-up of faith and anime, and more posts than ever! TWWK would like to introduce one of these links: Thanks, Samaru! I’ll start us off with a really thoughtful piece that’s… Read More Something More: Christian Anime Characters, Death Note Methodology, and the Reverse-Blade Gospel
The year is almost half way over, which is incredible! I missed a couple posts from last month that I will be including here, along with the new ones. I will also be posting articles over on our Facebook page, which I hope you have already checked out. We are putting up exclusive links and… Read More Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?
I recently picked up the Death Note manga. I have never seen the anime or read any of it, so this is all new to me. I say this knowing full well others have written better about this topic than I will here at Beneath the Tangles. I still want to take a crack at… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Power of Fear