Our man Josh, who help manage our Twitter account, is going to be watchin A Silent Voice for the first time, and invites you to join along as he live-tweets the movie! He’ll be doing the live-tweet this Saturday, October 3rd at 9pm central / 10pm ET. Come follow us on Twitter for the event?… Read More A Silent Voice Live-Tweet!
Leading up through Easter Sunday, Beneath the Tangles will be running a series of posts based on a theme with the hopes that it will lead our readers to consider the meaning of this week and especially of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our theme this year is loneliness. In order to… Read More Isolation Leads to Desolation: The Bullying of Shouya Ishida
Leading up through Easter Sunday, Beneath the Tangles will be running a series of posts based on a theme with the hopes that it will lead our readers to consider the meaning of this week and especially of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our theme this year is loneliness. I’m fascinated by… Read More A Silent Voice and the End of the World
Shouya Ishida is a lanky, handsome teenager attending high school in Tokyo. He’s smart and does well in school. He has a supportive family, and there are people in his life that he cares deeply about. Shouya is respectful and kind, and works diligently at a part-time job, helping to support his family. And tomorrow,… Read More Review: A Silent Voice
I stumbled upon A Silent Voice when I was at my local library in the manga section. What piqued my interest was seeing that it was a story about living with a disability, something I seldom find in Japanese fiction. A story that isn’t about trying to get senpai to notice you, but instead the… Read More A Silent Voice and the Value of Human Life
There are weeks on Something More where I need to dig and prod to find articles for linking. This is not, however, one of those weeks, as the blogosphere has produced almost a dozen wonderful articles about anime and religion/spirituality. Eugene Woodbury discusses Japanese Buddhism from a pop cultural perspective, referencing Gingitsune among other anime… Read More Something More: Owari no Family, Humble Vegeta, and Job of Angel Beats’
TheSubtleDoctor believes Makoto Shinkai is offering some criticism of certain aspects of eastern religion in his film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices. [rayout] Vivi really enjoyed the Saint Young Men OVA, though offering the manga as even better. [Sekijitsu] D.M. Dutcher offers recommendations to Christians in his dissection of the “community over individual” theme in Onani… Read More Something More: Shinto Shinkai, Moe Jesus, and Religion Data Girl