That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too

Manga is my happy place. I think I’ve known this for a while honestly, but it wasn’t something I fully admitted to myself until recently.  Or maybe it was more that I accepted that this is my new “reality” for my bookish world. This world no longer consisted of novels for clients that I worked… Read More That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too

New Year, New Hope

TR has been a frequent contributor and supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He joins us again today with an article about his personal hardships working in the OEL manga industry, as well as encouragement for others who endured a painful 2021. For many of us, 2021 was a challenging year. Whether because of the passing… Read More New Year, New Hope

Producing Anime/Christian Products: An Interview with Inside Surrendering

As anime grows increasingly popular and etches its place in popular culture, more and more individuals and groups have focused on what we do here – finding an intersection between anime and Christianity.  Besides the multitude of blogs that now explore this arena, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs are developing products that bring together anime and… Read More Producing Anime/Christian Products: An Interview with Inside Surrendering

Something More: Providence of Tokyo Godfathers, Honneamise Religion, and Christian OEL Manga

D.M. Dutcher shares about Tomo, and out of print OEL manga. [Cacao, put down the shovel!] Medieval Otaku touches on the theme of providence in Tokyo Godfathers. [Medieval Otaku] He also explores religion in Wings of Honneamise. [Medieval Otaku] Rob reviews recent episodes of a number of series, including Golden Time, Engaged to the Unidentified,… Read More Something More: Providence of Tokyo Godfathers, Honneamise Religion, and Christian OEL Manga

Something More: Hello Kitty in Space, Christian Manga, and Shuffled Spiritual Stories

Erin Straza reports on a 7th grader who sent a Hello Kitty doll into space, and hopes to use her passions to stir joy in others, too. [Christ and Pop Culture] The Cajun Samurai jumps into the harem tale of gods and demons known as Shuffle…and then wishes he hadn’t. [The Cajun Samurai] D.M. Dutcher… Read More Something More: Hello Kitty in Space, Christian Manga, and Shuffled Spiritual Stories