Welcome to Text x Context, a new Beneath the Tangles feature that explores light novels on a multi-volume scale! With the old Light Novel Club, each post dealt with only one volume at a time and there were often long gaps between posts on the same series, meaning it could take a very long time… Read More The Text x Context of Haruhi Suzumiya, Part I
It’s not necessary to wax philosophical about Haruhi Suzumiya’s SOS Brigade to enjoy the clever, absurdist humor of the franchise. Yet, as the Brigade searches out the mysteries of the Universe, how could I resist joining them? Thus, in these coming weeks, I’ll be engaging with some of Koizumi’s philosophical theories from my own Thomistic tradition. How,… Read More Haruhi’s Five Ways, Way I: The Motion of Itsuki Koizumi
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Haruhi Suzumiya, this bossy, unpredictable and overly energetic schoolgirl who wants nothing to do with normal humans or normal life, decides to celebrate a Christmas party with her insane club, the “Saving… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
In my household this year, we’ve had so much conversation about how to really emphasize Christ in the season. As I mentioned yesterday, we do the whole Santa thing with our kids (I actually feel like I’m the only parent at my church that does!), but in spite of that, I think we keep a… Read More Kyon, Christmas, and a Humble Love
A year ago…Hana of T.H.A.T. Anime Blog guest posted about how her religion affects her cosplaying… …and I guest posted at Anime Instrumentality about Fractale and Japan’s love for Irish music. A year ago…I wished everyone a Merry Christmas by analyzing the finale of Mawaru Penguindrum… …and a Happy New Year by discussing Gilles de… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
I remember when I first tried to watch the series of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. After the first episode, I dropped it like a hot potato. It just wasn’t my cup of tea and seemed too stereotypical at the time. Three years later, this year, I decided to give it another go and found… Read More The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: Stepping outside into the cold to see the snow.