When I started Beneath the Tangles eleven years ago, I didn’t think of it as a ministry—it was simply an approach to a hobby from a personal, Christ-driven perspective. There had been a few individuals out there, trailblazers, who’d analyzed anime the same way, but not with the consistency and fullness that we would eventually… Read More Anime Ministry and Finding Your Mission Field
I don’t want to overthink I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level, the new anime adaptation of the light novel series about a woman who literally worked herself to death and is then reborn to a slower, more lazy life. As stardf29 mentioned in his first impression of the series,… Read More Why Kill Yourself Working When You Can Kill Slimes (and Love People) Instead?
Happy New Year, Readers! I’m excited to start 2021 on Beneath the Tangles by announcing a new ministry aimed at carrying out our mission to share our love for Christ and passion for anime specifically to individuals with disabilities. We’ve written a number of articles in the past related to disabilities, but are now furthering… Read More A New Year and a New Ministry: Anime and Disability
At Beneath the Tangles, we’re always looking to expand our team of volunteers to develop better and more wide-ranging coverage of anime, manga, light novels, and other related otaku goodness. Right now, we’re in particular need of two positions: Webmaster The webmaster will administer all web and technical aspects for Beneath the Tangles, and provide… Read More Call for Staff: Webmaster and News Editor
As Beneath the Tangles continues to grow, we’re looking to add volunteers to help us in our mission / ministry to reach out to anime fans by bridging the gap between anime and faith. All staff at Beneath the Tangles is Christian and we see this site as both a place to develop quality content… Read More Beneath the Tangles Call for Staff
Beneath the Tangles has undergone many changes since it first began in 2010, not least of which is in what media we explore with our site. While this blog will always center on writing, media has become more and more a part of what we also develop and post. To meet these needs, I’m putting… Read More Call for New Staff: Artists, Designers, and Bloggers
Has any series fallen off the map harder than The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya? Once the darling of the anime community, the series has had a few follow-ups (including the wonderful Disappearance film), but especially since the disastrous Endless Eight arc in season two, the show has fallen on hard times – in the west… Read More The Mundanity of Haruhi Suzumiya
On Tuesday, I posted part one of an interview with Stephen Brock, who is preparing to go on mission sin Japan with his family. He is also an artist, drawing in manga-style, and the rest of our conversation below focuses on how he plans on using his artistic talent (and if you’re interested, how you… Read More Interview with Stephen Brock, Artist and Missionary (Part 2)
Last month, we conducted our first ever Patreon Drive for Beneath the Tangles to raise funds in further developing the site and increasing awareness of the blog. We’re currently in the planning process for these projects with some expected transitions and fund expenditures to occur later in 2015. In the meantime, we would appreciate it… Read More Patreon: Thank You for Your Donations!
As a sort of tangential follow up to a post I wrote months ago, I’d like to highlight recent developments in the otaku culture. I wrote a bit about this before, but here’s some repeated notions as a reminder. Like it or not, a large portion of the otaku culture is visual novels, which are… Read More The Start of All Ages Visual Novel Imports?