Newman’s Nook: Lost Stranger Martyr

In the isekai manga series, Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Yoko and Shogo Sasaki are siblings who loved Final Fantasy games as kids. They pledged to one another early in life that together they would get jobs at Square-Enix and create their own Final Fantasy game. Now as adults, they seem to be living their dream as… Continue reading Newman’s Nook: Lost Stranger Martyr

Something More: Spirited Away to Anime, Victorian Evergarden, and Memories of Toonami

Tim writes a refreshing perspective on how he almost completely lost interest in anime. A recent screening of Spirited Away brought back him back into blogging and watching new shows. This post made me glad that I am not the only one that has taken a break from anime, just to come right back for… Continue reading Something More: Spirited Away to Anime, Victorian Evergarden, and Memories of Toonami

The Top Five Final Fantasies

In lieu of my usual attempts to wrest theological insights from video games, I thought that this time around I'd post a top five list of my favourite Final Fantasy titles, and use it to showcase some of my bad fan art. It's a series I've been a big fan of since since my early… Continue reading The Top Five Final Fantasies

TangleCast 35: The Final Fantasy Episode!

Celebrating the recent release of the 10-years-coming Final Fantasy XV,  podcast regulars JP (Japesland) and Casey (CutsceneAddict) join two of our resident Beneath the Tangles gamers, Michael (Samuru) and Josh (JoshW) to discuss the recent Final Fantasy hype as well as the games in the series that have had the biggest personal impact on us individually. As one of the most… Continue reading TangleCast 35: The Final Fantasy Episode!

Top 5 (+Guest): Favorite JRPGs

Welcome back to the Beneath the Tangles Top Five! It has been a while since we have done this, but once again, we are back with more lists of our favorite (or least favorite) things! While past lists have focused on anime and manga, this time we are looking at video games, which have been… Continue reading Top 5 (+Guest): Favorite JRPGs

Something More: Ghost Hunting, Spiritual Personas, Suffering from God and Djinns in Final Fantasy

Hola mis amigos! To all those who have been looking forward to Something More, I hope I meet your expectations. I am Samuru, one of the staff writers here at Beneath the Tangles who enjoys writing on video games and occasionally anime. I used to write a column on Geeks Under Grace called Treasure Chest… Continue reading Something More: Ghost Hunting, Spiritual Personas, Suffering from God and Djinns in Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XIII: Focus on Eternity

I haven’t had a lot of time to game much because of several transitions in my personal life. I have been organizing my writing schedule, starting a new job, completing a video game recommendation guide for Christians, and looking for inspiration from new games to write about. I didn’t realize how many games I had… Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII: Focus on Eternity

Something More: (Gnostic) Titan Jesus, Christian Freedom in JRPG Airships, and Humility Levels Over 9,000

I get excited whenever I see Christ and Pop Culture publish a piece qualified for the "Something More" column, and this one is certainly an original. I never imagined that the JRPG airship trope could convey so many spiritual truths about freedom and responsibility. Looking back on my memories playing through the Final Fantasy series… Continue reading Something More: (Gnostic) Titan Jesus, Christian Freedom in JRPG Airships, and Humility Levels Over 9,000

Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

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It's near the end of the year, and this Something More column will be the last of 2015. Actually, it may be the last for quite a while. We'll be taking a break from Something More for at least the foreseeable future. Thank you, readers, for perusing through these wonderful articles each week, and thank… Continue reading Something More: One Punch Man and Religious Censorship, Jesus in FFX, and Fruits of the Pikachu

Something More: Gundam Orphan Christians, Suffering in FFX, and Congratulations to Marina!

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None of us want to suffer. In the west especially, there's seldom any good seen in suffering, only hallow "silver linings" that we use to encourage those going through struggles. In east Asia, suffering is more tolerated and even embraced, though of course, it's still not preferred. We see this in the media produced there,… Continue reading Something More: Gundam Orphan Christians, Suffering in FFX, and Congratulations to Marina!