The second episode of our rebooted TangleCast is now up, put together by our writer, Matthew G, who leads his one-man podcast team, Team Anchester. As promised in our podcast revival announcement, Matthew explains the meaning behind his team name and how it paints a picture of what Team Anchester is all about. Episode 37… Read More TangleCast 37: Shonen, Spurgeon, and Divine Immutability
One of my favorite J-Pop songs is “CLOSER” by Joe Inoue, which served as the fourth opening song for Naruto Shippuden. Every time I hear it, I get chills. You can find the full version of the song and its official music video on YouTube. Most of the music video—admittedly with quite campy visuals—is a simple… Read More What a Hero Desires (“Closer” by Joe Inoue)
Just a little joy and a little heartbreak for your Mother’s Day (hehe)! I hope you’ll honor your mothers today in your own way, whether they are wonderful or deeply flawed, with you in person or far away, still mothering or deceased. And for those readers that are moms—a very happy Mother’s Day to you!… Read More Happy Mother’s Day (from Sasuke, Naruto, and Gaara)!
After an exciting Round 3, we are down to our final four anime series in this year’s Anime March Madness! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood continued to dominate the competition as it had in previous years winning 77% of the vote in the matchup against Gintama. The closest matchup came when Attack on Titan defeated Naruto Shippuden… Read More Anime March Madness 2018: Round 4 (Final Four)
After two challenging rounds, we are now up to Round 3 of our Anime March Madness. The updated bracket including the votes from both the site and our social media accounts can be viewed via this link. Some of the races are getting tight! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and My Hero Academia continue to dominate their… Read More Anime March Madness, Round 3 (Elite Eight)
If I want examples of condemnation and judgment, I only have to log into social media. But, frankly, I’ve had more than enough of these examples lately. I’m tired of reading Tweets and Facebook statuses that declare wicked and/or foolish people subhuman. Because, yes, condemnation has its place—but it’s not the whole story. So today,… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Redemption Stories in Naruto
Back in the old days, when we all used to watch that one anime about Boruto’s dad, we met a character named Itachi Uchiha. He is one who gave the audience quite the set of mixed emotions. Itachi was introduced as a villain. A black coat, malicious eyes, and purple nail polish completed the “bad… Read More Itachi’s Legacy is Sarada Uchiha
Today’s guest post was submitted by Thani of The Closest Friend I’ve Ever Had and Mustard magazine, where among others he recently contributed a piece about Christian art. I hope you’ll enjoy this piece as much as I did! WARNING: SPOILERS for Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden ahead. Naruto models much of how growth within the… Read More Naruto and Kingdom Growth
While I absolutely love Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, the OVAs that relate Kenshin’s bloody backstory, I’ve always found the ending of the series odd. No major spoilers here, except to say that after that happened, that which changed the course of Kenshin’s life and shook the very core of who he was, he continues to slay… Read More Change Takes Time, Right, Kenshin and Sasuke?
Is there a specific characteristic that sets great anime protagonists and heroes apart? While there are perhaps plenty of common traits they share, one that really just out is their ability to be themselves even when being yourself isn’t cool. Naruto Uzumaki provides us a good example of this funny trait. The Naruto manga is… Read More Naruto and Futaba Just Don’t Care (and Neither Should We)