The end is nigh! While the Naruto franchise hasn’t quite concluded, the final chapter of the Naruto manga is out today, marking a significant endpoint for a beloved series. I didn’t really get into anime and manga until I was a teenager, so I can’t imagine how some young people feel who have grown up… Read More The Lesson of Naruto: Love Changes Everything
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)
Today’s article is a guest post from Annalyn of Annalyn’s Thoughts. One of my favorite anibloggers (and an aspiring author), Annalyn has long been a friend of Beneath the Tangles, and previously wrote an entry for our Aniblogger Testimony series. I have a confession to make: I am a complainer. I watch Naruto Shippuden, which… Read More Confession of a Complaining Naruto Fan
A year ago…I was all about family and anime, releasing our Christian Parents’ Guide to Anime and writing a post about parenting in AnoHana. A year ago…we still couldn’t get enough of Madoka… …or Evangelion 2.22… …or Shikamaru… A year ago…I revisited Kino’s Journey… …Spied out Someday’s Dreamers… …and set anime pictures to George Strait… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
When I watch Naruto, I’m always in awe of the unrelenting passion and drive I see in the characters, particularly in the ones from the Hidden Leaf. Passion and drive are very commonly seen in characters of that type of anime, but for me, in Naruto I also see the sincere pain, frustration and struggle… Read More Naruto Shippuden and the Power to Persevere
I love you, but… For all of us, there are strings attached to what we do and say, and maybe none of this is more prominent than in how we demonstrate love for others. Even if it isn’t at the forefront of our minds, we generally expect something out of the ones we love, whether… Read More Loving You For Who You Are – Happy Easter!
Have you ever loved someone enough that you willingly thrust your own plans aside for their sake? That you didn’t care whether they appreciated your efforts or not? Or even whether you particularly liked the person or not? Wouldn’t we all want a friend like that? Or would we just dismiss him as a meddler?… Read More Passion Week, Day 6: Loving You for Who You Are – Naruto and Sasuke