With Easter approaching this Sunday, Beneath the Tangles is posting thematically connected articles each day in commemoration of Christ’s death and resurrection. For 2021, our theme is “Arise.” I’m making my way through the excellent shonen series, Jujutsu Kaisen, and am currently at the point where protagonist Yuji Itadori, who as the human host of… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Like Itadori from Training, How Will We Emerge?
Welcome to week three of AniMarch Madness! Voting continued to be heavy in round two, and unlike the first round, it was full of surprises, none bigger than old man Naruto bringing down the 2020 winner of this tournament, My Hero Academia. Naruto Shippuden dominated the Instagram vote—a real surprise since it usually skews young—and… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: Quarterfinals (Day 1)
Round three continues with two match-ups today, one from each of two our four “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. The fun there is in participating in the communal aspect of the games, as our subscribers cheer for their… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day Three)
Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. The fun there is in participating in the communal aspect of the games, as our subscribers cheer for their favorites and express… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Two)
The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select the best anime in all the land! Voting begins on Monday here on the blog and through our various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Entrants… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)
It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of weeks, we start our annual AniMarch 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 1st, but we’re getting… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: The Play-in Matches
Hey guys, Josh here! You know, Valentines Day (Or if you’re me “Singles Awareness Day”) is coming up, and I found myself thinking about that famous piece of scripture from 1 Corinthians 13…you know the one: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.… Read More Love and Soul: 12 Anime Couples for Valentine’s Day Out of Song and Scripture
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 15th through 21st! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you among the lucky ones to procure… Read More Doki Doki News: PS5 Sales, the Shirobako Movie, and Kishimoto to Boruto!
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