On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!
I’ve been watching anime now for almost 35 years. Crazy, huh? But that’s not to say that I’ve been an otaku for that long—just as with many of you, my original viewing of the medium was as a youngster and without realizing the origin of what I was watching. It wasn’t until years later that… Read More What Anime Are Most Significant for Your Otaku Journey?
When I was younger, I was never under the illusion that I would be an anime fan for life. I thought it was a phase, and I was fine with that. But along the way, during long stretches of time when I would hardly watch any anime (or cease watching entirely), a series or movie… Read More Thank you Ayu, Thank you Tenchi, Thank you, Thank you Taiga
Konnichiwa my fellow anime fans, this is Samuru with your latest Something More entry! We did not post one in December of 2016 since we had our 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, so this one will be longer than the previous one. I did my best in discovering articles that would interest the readers of… Read More Something More: God Moments, Kanon Angels, Identity in Cosplay and Resurrections
This week, JP (Japesland) and Kaze blabber on for days about Rewrite, one of Key’s most recent and most phenomenal visual novel works and a source of excitement for the summer anime season this year. What makes it so great? Why is it a must-read for anyone interested in spirituality or religion, especially Christians? What should… Read More TangleCast 13: Rewrite, Rewrite, Rewrite!
This week on The TangleCast, JP (Japesland) and Kaze discuss the issue surrounding sex scenes in visual novels. While our podcast is nowhere near long enough to cover all the points of such a serious topic, we bring up a couple arguments both for and against sex scenes. We hope this helps you gain a deeper understanding of the… Read More TangleCast 6: Sex Scenes in Visual Novels
It’s no secret that eroge is popular in Japan. In fact, these “porn games,” also referred to under the much larger category of visual novels if I may take the liberty of oversimplifying the medium, are often the object of many otaku’s interests. An entire genre of game that revolves around the inclusion of pornographic content… Read More Christians and Porn Games
Welcome to episode 17 of The Tangles! This month we’re happily celebrating the holiday season with a super special episode for you all! We gathered together several members of our staff (Charles/TWWK, Michael/Samuru, Frank/stardf29, Kaze, Annalyn, and Zeroe4) to answer questions about the year 2015, spirituality, and more! We all wish you a (belated) merry Christmas… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 17
As much as I enjoy Clannad (I’ve written more than a half-dozen articles on the series), it’s not my favorite Key anime. My very favorite series of theirs, and one my favorites period, is Kanon. As probably is the case for a lot of you and your top series, it’s difficult for me to explain… Read More Kanon: Rising to Life
Easter is kind of a peculiar time of year for Christians. We celebrate it, dress up in our Sunday finest and…search for Easter eggs. And although we talk about the commercialization of Christmas, many households across the country have made a concerted effort to at least keep that holiday holy. Easter, on the other hand,… Read More Holy Week 2015: Key Anime and Easter