Anime March Madness 2018, Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)

Thank you to all who have voted in our first round of Anime March Madness. Based on a compilation of our votes here on the website as well as those on our Instagram and Facebook pages, our bracket has adjusted to the following: Closest match of Round 1? Sword Art Online vs Your Lie in… Continue reading Anime March Madness 2018, Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)

Anime March Madness 2018

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.… Continue reading Anime March Madness 2018

Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?

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… Continue reading Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?

What Are the Must-See Anime for Attaining an “Otaku Card”?

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My love of anime and need to express it to others knows no bounds. Most recently, it's turned into a Facebook group for anime fans at my church (and as an Asian-American congregation consisting mostly of college students, we have no shortage of them). With summer fast approaching, and with most students having abundant time… Continue reading What Are the Must-See Anime for Attaining an “Otaku Card”?

TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

  Concluding the two-part series on homosexuality in anime and the otaku world, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) apply the Christian worldview and mindset as they understand it to the descriptions and arguments presented in part one last week. Since Beneath the Tangles covers a multitude of denominations and beliefs within the scope of Christianity, we hope… Continue reading TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

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

TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)

For the past several weeks, The TangleCast has covered a number of varying topics, but something that Beneath the Tangles uniquely brings to the aniblog community is its unique approach to religion, spirituality, and morality as it intersects with anime and otaku-dom. A topic we've been interested in tackling for months has been the world… Continue reading TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)

Newman’s Nook: Rejecting the Absolute Power

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for a manga and the associated anime that ended six years ago. Just saying. In volume 22-23 of the manga, Alphonse Elric had a secret up his metallic sleeve. He had a philosopher's stone. He pulls it out in order to help defeat, or at least stall, the homunculus known as Pride.… Continue reading Newman’s Nook: Rejecting the Absolute Power

TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn't have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Continue reading TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

TangleCast 22: Our “Favorite” Anime – Kaze

Concluding our series on our favorite anime, JP (Japesland) and Kaze take the conversation in a very different direction, instead defining "favorite" (the quotes in the title are on purpose!) as "most impactful." Many of you are likely familiar with Kaze's strict anime grading standards, so his unique pick may surprise you! Also, we managed not to spoil it… Continue reading TangleCast 22: Our “Favorite” Anime – Kaze