Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Burning Fire & Living Water – Violet Evergarden Reminds Us We Need a Savior

Jesus is amazing. And I mean that in the most awe-inspiring way. Recently, in a conversation I had with my husband, I shared that as someone who feels they have been called to encourage others, it is difficult when those I’m trying to encourage don’t listen to what I have to say. I opened up… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Burning Fire & Living Water – Violet Evergarden Reminds Us We Need a Savior

Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: A Pancreas-Eating Kind of Love

With Easter approaching this Sunday, Beneath the Tangles is posting thematically connected articles each day in commemoration of Christ’s death and resurrection. For 2021, our theme is “Arise.” What’s the least romantic title one could think of for a standard romantic anime? Of all the options that can come from the human mind, I Want… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: A Pancreas-Eating Kind of Love

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! On this day, we celebrate that Christ has risen, and with him so have all we who believe in his name. His death and victory paved the way for our own salvation, for life now and into eternity. What a thing to commemorate. What a joy to know! I hope that this… Read More Happy Easter!

Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Our final thematic post this Holy Week was written by Twwk and originally posted two years ago this past Thursday in the now-discontinued Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted today by permission. Leon, a student at Shaher Observatory, is an absolute brat in the anime Violet Evergarden. Despite his good looks and high IQ,… Read More Making Assumptions: Violet Evergarden, Disability, and Imperfection

Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability

We continue our Holy Week series on anime and disability with an article about two recent popular shows featuring characters with disabilities—Violet Evergarden and In/Spectre. If there’s one series in recent years that expertly pulls at the heartstrings, it’s Violet Evergarden. But as stirring as the show is and despite how beloved it’s become, Violet… Read More In/Spectre, Violet Evergarden, and Invisible Disability