I’ve been watching anime now for almost 35 years. Crazy, huh? But that’s not to say that I’ve been an otaku for that long—just as with many of you, my original viewing of the medium was as a youngster and without realizing the origin of what I was watching. It wasn’t until years later that… Read More What Anime Are Most Significant for Your Otaku Journey?
I feel inadequate in so many ways. This feeling is on display each time I write, preach, teach in the church, or try to share the Gospel. While I have advanced degrees, none of them are for those actions, and I sometimes feel like I don’t even have a diploma in writing, preaching, or teaching,… Read More Newman’s Nook: Inadequacy, Depression, and Shinji
Well, greetings, fellow Amerikajin! I’m glad to be back from Glorious Nihon in God Bless America, and am pretty much over the jet lag. You will be disappointed that I bought very little while I was over there, only a figure of Kaburagi Koutetsu, the first title character of Tiger & Bunny, and the latest two… Read More Ask Sensei: Jet Lag Edition
A program is neutral. It is neither good nor bad, though it has the potential to do the work of either. As Serial Experiments Lain moves toward its conclusion, part of the excitement is in wondering if the titular program will do good or bad, or if Lain proves herself to be more than a… Read More Serial Experiments Lain Revisited: Episode 12
It reached 110 degrees here where I live in Texas last week. In other places of the country, it’s even hotter or feels worse because of the humidity. Man, summer may be a time for fun and sunshine, but it can also just be really, really hot and uncomfortable. What are you doing to stay… Read More How Are You Staying Cool This Summer?
One of the primary attractions at Anime Matsuri in 2018 was the Evangelion Exhibition, a traveling exhibit featuring more than 1,000 art pieces from the Evangelion anime, movies, and manga. Attendees had to purchase modestly-priced tickets to enter the exhibition space and its official store, but despite the extra charge and long lines, it was… Read More Review: Evangelion Exhibition
It’s a good time to be a geek. Marvel, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones are the prime properties in Hollywood. Even the subset of geek culture known as otakudom is even getting in the game. As much as Ghost in the Shell was maligned (though I thought it was enjoyable), it’s amazing that property… Read More Top Ten Arby’s Anime Posts
Summer is almost over, but here at Beneath The Tangles we are posting content every week! I hope you’ve been able to check out our First Impressions on the new anime season, along with our usual awesome posts. Below we have gathered some fascinating content for your consumption (yummy!). There’s always “Something More” to whet… Read More Something More: Humility in OPM, Pro-Life Ajin, and Mikasa’s Sin
When I was a kid, I used to go to my backyard and gaze up at the stars for for what seemed like endless minutes. I was still at an age where the unknown of space thrilled me, where my imagination was filled with thoughts of what the vastness of the universe meant, and when… Read More Long Pauses in NERV Elevators and Answered Prayers
As dated as it now feels, it’s worth remembering how different Evangelion was when it first came out (and before the industry started using the series as a mold for so many other projects). I was waxing nostalgic about my first viewing of the the first episode some sixteen years ago and how much of… Read More Shinji Ikari: Sinking in Angels and Building on Sand