I usually read up on anime before watching them, trying to get a feel for the content and whether it’s something I’d enjoy. One show I ending up deciding not to watch, despite the high regard in which many hold it, is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. After reading about PMMM, I still tried the first… Read More Despising the Shame of Heroic Hypocrisy
By the Grace of the Gods (Vol. 1) Sometimes, I don’t want a story with lots of action or drama; I just want a nice, laid-back story about a guy helping others with his pet slimes. And By the Grace of the Gods is the most laid-back light novel I have read yet. It is… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner (March 4, 2020)
While we’ve never been a review site, visitors and supporters still naturally ask for our take on anime and related properties. While you’ll find our thoughts scattered throughout the blog and more specifically on our staff’s Twitter feeds, we’ve taken on the mantle of providing what we feel are appropriate recommendations for Christian audiences covering… Read More Light Novel Recommendations
What do you get the anime fan in your life for Christmas? An already difficult task is made even more challenging if you’re looking to gift something that fits within the boundaries of faith, items that are safe to give in a Christian household but still fun for the receiver. If you’re faced with that… Read More Christmas Gift Guide for the Christian Anime Fan
For our next light novel club meeting, we’re going to be doing something a little different. Instead of one light novel volume, we’re going to discuss many. Our light novel club members—President stardf29, Vice Prez Jeskai Angel, and me, the secretary, are each going to read different novels, first volumes of a series we haven’t… Read More Our Next Light Novel Selection is…Your Choice!
Harem romances are fairly common in anime and light novels. That is, many of these stories feature a male protagonist with several female love interests (only two love interests is merely a love triangle, not a harem). A harem story may or may not involve the guy marrying all the girls. I’m not a huge… Read More On Harem Romances
TR, the administrator of Golden Plume Press, an OEL manga firm, is covering Anime Expo 2018 for us! Check out his thoughts below and follow us on Twitter, as TR live tweets his way through all the ups and downs of this massive event. Yeahhhhh! A thunderous applause shook the ballroom as the next wave… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 1
It’s the second and final week of our Patreon Drive—thank you to those partnering with us financially! Through your funds we’re able to bring you a variety of posts here on the blog and are able to grow our other platforms. Beneath the Tangles started as a blog only, but in recent years, has achieved… Read More One Week Left in Our Spring Drive!
Our first Light Novel Club discussion is fast approaching, landing on April 6th (mark it on your calendars), but I couldn’t wait to just touch on one little quote from volume one of Spice and Wolf, the selection for this “chapter” of the club: The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. A… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Nostalgia and Wolf
Death Note is no stranger to Christian symbolism—and ingenious detective L may be the centerpiece of it all. From his name (which is homonymous with the Hebrew word for God—El) and triune identity, to his miraculous ability to solve unsolvable crimes, L encompasses a variety of imagery pertaining to the Christian God and Jesus Christ.… Read More Holy Week: L Lawliet as a Christ Figure