Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent

Teasing Master Takagi-San has been a joyful surprise for me. This slice-of-life school comedy about the excessively self-conscious Nishikata and his clever and humorous female deskmate, Takagi-san, is full of color and light and small moments in which I could find myself—and God—went much further than I thought it would, and really pulled me along… Read More Teasing Master Takagi-san, and an Easter after Lent

Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

Starting today and 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,… Read More Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

Something More: The Invisible God of Arrietty, Christian Conquest Zvedza, and Lent for Otaku

The Lenten season began this week, and even the otaku community, which is largely disassociated with Christianity, the holy season didn’t go by unnoticed.  Some of this week’s Something More article relate to Lent, while others relate to our usual, tying anime into other religious topics: The folks at Manga Hero gives context regarding Lent… Read More Something More: The Invisible God of Arrietty, Christian Conquest Zvedza, and Lent for Otaku