I often receive questions from concerned viewers of anime who struggle with certain aspects of the medium, or in some cases, the entirety of it. On occasion, it feels appropriate to share that question with our broader audience, as well as my response. Here’s an example I recently received: Is it okay to watch Naruto… Read More Can a Christian Watch Naruto and Dragon Ball Z?
As we look back to ten years of Beneath the Tangles, it only makes sense to inspect the anime we’ve been analyzing all these years. I was interested in knowing which anime we covered the most, which were in effect our site favorites. It seems like an easy task—just run through our tags and see… Read More Throwback Thursday: BtT’s Top 10 Anime
On Beneath the Tangles, we celebrate two Christian holidays with special fervor: Easter and Christmas. As we take a look back at the ten years of this ministry, and with Easter 2020 fast approaching, it felt like an excellent time to throw back to Holy Weeks past and the topics we discussed each year. 2011:… Read More Throwback Thursday: Holy (Anime) Week!
It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of weeks, we start our annual Anime March Madness tournament where you, our dear readers, determine the best anime by voting on single-elimination matches in a playoff tournament resembling that other, only slightly bigger March Madness. The actual tourney will begin on March 2nd, but we’re… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: The Play-in Matches
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 71% def (4) Attack on Titan, 29% (2) My Hero Academia, 65% def (3) Naruto… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round Two (Sweet Sixteen)
Round one of our tournament has concluded and boy, did it get exciting! Thanks to everyone who chimed in, especially through Twitter and Facebook, expressing disgust, hopefulness, and just pure adulation for their favorites and at the matches. There was some anxiety, too—Why are these two going against each other?! was uttered more than once!… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 72% def (8) Bleach, 28% (2) My Hero Academia, 66% def (7) Assassination Classroom, 34%… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Opening Round
Welcome to the opening round of Anime March Madness 2019! Each Monday, this month, a new round will commence as anime go head to head and advance based on your votes*. The championship will occur on April 1st. We encourage you to vote here and to head over to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where voting… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Opening Round
Spring break is coming, and you know what that means for students of all ages: Time to forget everything you managed to learn the previous seven weeks. No, of course I’m just kidding. It’s time to kick back for a week and not get into more trouble than you can live down during the next… Read More Ask Sensei: Spring Break Edition
Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to be a hero. That’s why we love anime about heroes who conquer all odds. But what’s left for the good guys to do once they conquer? When all the odds have been even-ed? Are they heroic in the off-hours? Does one eat, drink, and do everything else as… Read More TangleCast 45: What’s More Than A Conqueror?