Welcome to the wonderful world of football! While otaku and football don’t seem to align (we all have seen the jocks vs. geeks mentality that society tries to throw at us), the reality is much different. Like any other sport, football has a wide audience and can be enjoyable to watch. A few of our… Read More Super Bowl LIV for Otaku
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 13th through the 19th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes, like the one we dropped earlier this… Read More Doki Doki News for the Week of January 20th – 26th
At Beneath the Tangles, we’re always looking to expand our team of volunteers to develop better and more wide-ranging coverage of anime, manga, light novels, and other related otaku goodness. Right now, we’re in particular need of two positions: Webmaster The webmaster will administer all web and technical aspects for Beneath the Tangles, and provide… Read More Call for Staff: Webmaster and News Editor
What do you get the anime fan in your life for Christmas? An already difficult task is made even more challenging if you’re looking to gift something that fits within the boundaries of faith, items that are safe to give in a Christian household but still fun for the receiver. If you’re faced with that… Read More Christmas Gift Guide for the Christian Anime Fan
Fruits Basket makes no qualms about it—a love triangle is in full swing from the beginning of the series. Tohru hasn’t demonstrated any sort of particular romantic interest in either Kyo or Yuki, as per the course for the main characters of romcoms and series featuring harems or reverse harems, but Kyo and Yuki are… Read More Fruits Basket Episode 3: A Boy for Tohru and the Rules of Spoilers
For all the ills and unintended consequences of social media, there are some remarkably good things about it, too. For instance, it provides a brand new way for nerds, who aren’t always the most sociable bunch, to form community. Well, maybe that’s not fair—a lot of geeks are incredibly social, they just have an awkwardness… Read More Get Social, You Nerds!
While Amazon Prime doesn’t often have new anime that interest me, a couple have come along lately. The only one that blew my mind was Made in Abyss, which I regrettably have yet to write about. The other one that I enjoyed was Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku, which is about the intricacies of two people at work who… Read More Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Christian Otaku
Just as our access to anime has evolved over the years, from trading copies of VHS tapes among friends (a trend that’s returned?) to DVDs/Blu-Rays to digital streaming, so has the art of anime collecting. I’ve certainly seen it in my own habits, and I’ve had stages, too, in how I’ve approached collecting. I was… Read More Collecting Anime: Why and What Do You Collect?
There was a time when I thought Beneath the Tangles could be everything to everyone, that we would reach out to young, shounen-obsessed anime fans and serious otaku alike. The thing about hubris is that you don’t see it coming, and in the end, I realized that mission was far too ambitious, and when you… Read More Say Konnichiwa to Our Shimai (Sister) Sites!
There’s a growing interest in how to minister to otaku, both here and abroad. Often painted in a broad stroke with comical or pitying tones, anime fans are far more than their image conveys; they are a complex and diverse group of individuals. Jesus Otaku is a ministry birthed out of Saddleback Church that is… Read More Interview: Jesus Otaku and the As You Are Artbook