Tangles is no stranger to tough topics, and the sexualization of anime by fans is one we’ve delved into at length. As a cosplayer and massive fangirl myself, I’m often directly in the middle of the otaku community and consistently surprised by how far characters and narratives are stretched in order to sexualize them. Especially… Read More Something More: Sexualized Shipping, Islamic Anime, and the Love of Asuna, Ackerman, and Ashitaka
While Charlotte hasn’t broken any new ground or done anything to make us feel it might become a classic like associated previous series and visual novels, it has been entertaining. Recent episodes have especially been good, including the last couple which have been surprisingly intense. In episode ten, we get to see Shun’s sacrifice through… Read More Something More: Shuu’s Sacrifice, Muslim Manga, and ISIS-chan’s Mission
Truth be told, this week’s post was intended to be the last regular column of Something More. I felt that especially with an umber of the writers we feature here having recently joined our site, the column had outlived its usefulness. That was still my thought this morning, until I realized just how many spirituality-related… Read More Something More: Religion at Katsucon, Hinduism in Death Parade, and Heaven in Wolf’s Rain
Beneath the Tangles isn’t your typical aniblog. While we certainly discuss anime – lots of it – our purpose goes further than that, beneath the tangles of entertainment and animation. We seek to look at what we believe are spiritual truths as they are demonstrated through anime. We also want to engage our readers in… Read More Come and See: How Do You Attain Salvation?
Note: This article covers episode twelve of Mushishi. It approaches the episode vaguely in such a way so as to avoid spoilers, but be warned if that is something that concerns you. Perhaps the most basic difference in Western versus Eastern thought is the view of the significance or destination of life. I’m sure you’ve… Read More Anime Today: Life is a Cycle
Spiritual-related posts have been sparse the last few weeks, and it’s the same for this one as well, but I do have a few interesting articles to link you to. D.M. Dutcher laments the lack of entertainment written for Christians, though he saw a glimpse of what might have been in a few scenes of… Read More Something More: Butt Attack Punisher Christian Magical Girl
What do mecha tells us about the Christian faith? Quite a lot, actually. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Ty-chama addresses Old Testament generational curses, and how Little Busters and Magi demonstrate that we can overcome our lots in life. [Watashi wa Bucho!] Tsunderin points out Hindu allusions in her review of the 3 x 3… Read More Something More: Giant Christian Robots, Jesus Anime App, and The Curses of Magi and Little Busters