As we continue to approach Easter with Wolfwood Week here on Beneath the Tangles, I’m proud to present “While I Was Yet Lost.” This is a short and wonderful fanfiction piece written by an anonymous friend. The story has Christian overtones, but even if you’re adverse to Christianity, I encourage you to read it—it doesn’t… Read More While I Was Yet Lost: Wolfwood Meets Grace
Splitter of Chocolate Syrupy Waffles just released a scathing open letter to Anime News Network addressing the company’s leak of episode two of Oreimo one day before it even aired in Japan. The comments following the letter have been equally vicious. The letter made some very strong points. Now, I didn’t pay for ANN’s streaming… Read More Love Your Neighbors…Even ANN
You don’t have to be an expert in anime to understand that a generation gap is developing between twenty-somethings and younger fans of the medium. Patrick W. Galbraith, in his book, The Otaku Encyclopedia, calls of the post-Evangelion fans the “fifth wave.” This is my wave – the time period in which I became hooked on anime. And just as with most people, I believe my wave to be best.
Because we’re entering a new wave, shows that aren’t too old, but are from a past generation, are now considered classics. Case in point: Cowboy Bebop. If any show can be called “universally acclaimed,” it’s this one. If you’re sixth generation an unfamiliar with the show, it follows a group of bounty hunters traveling throughout the solar system. That short summary hardly does the show justice, though. It explores a number of themes, including one of particular interest to me: the them of letting people go to make their own decisions. And this idea is one that is vital to Christianity.
By the way, spoilers abound below…… Read More Do You Love Me Enough to Let Me Go?