Kokoro Connect: Michi Random and How a Body Functions

Me! Absolutely. True. It felt like a belated Christmas gift to return to anime viewing this week and find that the remaining four episodes of Kokoro Connect had been released.  It was among my favorite series this year, and as you can see above, just grew in my eyes with this additional arc. Nagase's suffering,… Continue reading Kokoro Connect: Michi Random and How a Body Functions

Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2012: #11-20

Last year, I gave my 12 favorite posts about anime and religion to end the year.  And though I had to leave out a number of great article to fit within that number, I was generally happy with the list.  This year, I just had to expand my list to twenty to match the volume… Continue reading Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2012: #11-20

My Favorite Things (2012)

Love 'em or hate 'em, Christmas songs are ubiquitous during the holiday season.  In my household, we have Michael Bublé, Martina McBride, Andrea Bocelli, and MercyMe playing constantly.  The music of the season has become part of the holiday tradition for many families.  A lesser tradition here on this blog is my rewording of a… Continue reading My Favorite Things (2012)

Something More: Kokoro Connect and Being More Than Our Sin

Just one link this week, but it's a good one!  Nick Calibey discusses how our sin does not define us, using Inaba from Kokoro Connect as an example. [A Rather Silly Blog] __ As part of the Something More series of posts (formerly Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere), each week, Beneath the Tangles links to… Continue reading Something More: Kokoro Connect and Being More Than Our Sin

TWWK’s Top Anime of 2012

2012 is ending in a whimper, at least for me, as there are few series I'm absolutely loving this fall.  That seems to apply to the year as whole.  Looking back at my list of best anime from 2011, there were a number of series that jumped into select company among my very favorites, including… Continue reading TWWK’s Top Anime of 2012

Kokoro Connect: Unveiled Secrets

The following is a guest post by Cheradee, a reader of this blog, a college student, born-again Christian, and anime fan.  If you have an interesting idea for an article, feel free to send us your own guest submission for review. Kokoro Connect centers around five first-year students who for different circumstances, ended up with… Continue reading Kokoro Connect: Unveiled Secrets

Something More: Sayaka Miki’s Body and Soul, Yui’s Idols, and Hope in Angel’s Egg

Ty-chama examines the connections to the story of Noah's Ark and to the ideas of faith and hope in Christianity within the film, Angel's Egg. [Watashi wa Bucho!!] Nick Calibey continues his series of posts about Madoka Magica by examining the connection between body and soul, as expressed in the series and by St. Cyril.… Continue reading Something More: Sayaka Miki’s Body and Soul, Yui’s Idols, and Hope in Angel’s Egg

Kokoro Connect: What Would You Tell Your 6/11/14-Year Old Self?

Kokoro Connect continues to amaze me. Episode 11 marked the beginning of the third arc.  After the painful, but deep "unleashed desires" arc, I was surprised at how much this episode engaged me.  I expected a denouement, perhaps, but instead saw the start of an arc that appears to be a little less painful, a… Continue reading Kokoro Connect: What Would You Tell Your 6/11/14-Year Old Self?

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka

This has been an exemplary week for religion/spiritual/Christian themed post in the blogosphere.  While I usually post links to articles that sometimes only briefly mention connections to spirituality in anime, there are a number of well-written post this week fully dedicated to the topic. Alexander, whose no stranger to blogging about his transition from Christian… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Godless Haibane, Saints for Anime, and Faith in Madoka

Kokoro Connect, Episode 10: Wholly Yours

Do you know the story of Elisabeth Elliot?  While she is particularly well-known for her views on dating and marriage, she first came to the public attention because of her husband, Jim.  Along with four other men, Jim Elliot was a missionary to the remote Waodani tribe in Ecuador.  Despite their friendly overtures, Jim and… Continue reading Kokoro Connect, Episode 10: Wholly Yours