Something More: Noragami Religion, Hopeless Black Butler, and Persecuting Naruto

Yato and Hiyori

The past two weeks have been overwhelming in terms of just how many articles have been posted relating to anime and religion/spirituality.  There's so much to dig into - I hope you have as much fun reading through these articles as I did! Are you headed to SuperCon at the end of this month?  If… Continue reading Something More: Noragami Religion, Hopeless Black Butler, and Persecuting Naruto

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...Hana of T.H.A.T. Anime Blog guest posted about how her religion affects her cosplaying... ...and I guest posted at Anime Instrumentality about Fractale and Japan's love for Irish music. A year ago...I wished everyone a Merry Christmas by analyzing the finale of Mawaru Penguindrum... ...and a Happy New Year by discussing Gilles de… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

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)

Trial by Juri: Revolutionary Girl Utena and Believing in God v. Believing in Yourself

Seven episodes into Revolutionary Girl Utena, and it seems like the series still hasn't begun to show it's depth.  I expected to know more about the Rose Bride and the world revolution by this point.  But as with Mawaru Penguindrum, though only the most analytical found meaning early on in the series, I was (and… Continue reading Trial by Juri: Revolutionary Girl Utena and Believing in God v. Believing in Yourself

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...Murasaki Lynna joined our crew... ...and immediately mused about Clannad's Yukine Miyazawa... ...and later about finding joy in ARIA. A year ago...Goldy examined Guilty Crown, wondering what route the hero would take... ...found him to be a character worth rooting for (at least at this point in the series)... ...and discovered a correlation between… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...I was watching (and loving) Mawaru Penguindrum... ...as well as Usagi Drop, about which I wrote one post... ...no, two about the fourth episode. A year ago...I was stirring debate when talking Hourou Musuko and homosexuality... ...and finding a Christ figure in Eden of the East. A year ago...R86 was sharing some of… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: CCM Artist (and Close Anime Geek) Cait Plage, Angel Beats Heaven, and Haruhi’s Five Proofs

In M.E.X. Magazine, Christian musician Cait Plage (who previously interviewed with us) mentions the extensive anime dubbing she and her friends did in the past [M.E.X Magazine]: Well, I am a true nerd at heart.  In middle school, I was a closet anime/video game geek....I would spend hours upon hours every day recording lines, auditioning,… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: CCM Artist (and Close Anime Geek) Cait Plage, Angel Beats Heaven, and Haruhi’s Five Proofs

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Pokemon and Priests, Dreams of Crusading Anime, and Superflat Artist Tackles Buddha in Qatar

It appears to be Catholic week here at Beneath the Tangles, emphasized by a couple of blog posts relating Catholicism with anime: I am not arguing that the Church is a lot like the Pokemon world. (Alright, I am.) But more than that: The natural cry of the human heart — as best shown in… Continue reading Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Pokemon and Priests, Dreams of Crusading Anime, and Superflat Artist Tackles Buddha in Qatar

Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2011: #7-12

Yesterday, I gave numbers one through six on my list of the years top posts regarding anime and spirituality.  It's been difficult selecting the top posts of the year, though I've found again and again, they're written by my favorite writers in the blogosphere.  These wonderful bloggers seem to be adept at writing about a… Continue reading Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2011: #7-12

Fate/Zero’s Blasphemy as Praise, Gnosticism Among Penguins, and Snowy Weather Yokai

I took last week off for Christmas, which means there is a plethora of links to share on Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere today.  I'll return to the regular Friday schedule starting next Friday. I was surprised that although this week's Fate/Zero included a lengthy discussion of God's sense of justice and His nature, few… Continue reading Fate/Zero’s Blasphemy as Praise, Gnosticism Among Penguins, and Snowy Weather Yokai