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?
Summer Comiket 86 has come and gone. While for last Comiket, I wrote a personalized post about my first experience, this time I decided to take a more streamlined and general approach. Comiket, as most of you probably know, is the largest otaku convention in Japan, and subsequently, the world. With roughly 170,000 people attending… Read More A Christian Guide to Comiket