Yo-Kai Watch and Contextual Demons

August has been a month for discussing context here at Beneath the Tangles, and I highly recommend looking at both articles recently written on this subject: Annalyn’s article about historical/cultural context, and Kaze’s article about man’s context VS God’s context. Here, I’ll be adding my humble contribution and completing the proverbial “Context Trinity.” Growing up… Read More Yo-Kai Watch and Contextual Demons

Something More: Plastic Religious Memories, Steins;gate Heaven, and Sinful Pokemon

A new season of anime is upon us!  And it’s been…underwhelming?  Still, there are interesting series here and there, and a few that provide us with something a little deeper to think about as well. Jimmy Kudo’s transformation into Detective Conan teaches us about humility and servant leadership. [Kendall Lyons] The Steins;gate of that named… Read More Something More: Plastic Religious Memories, Steins;gate Heaven, and Sinful Pokemon

Something More: Crucifixion in Anime, Wolfwood’s Tithing, and Religion in Pokemon

Christmas is just under a week away? In terms of aniblogging, that means lots and lots of reflective posts – and a good number of them involving religion.  This is likely the last post in this column until next year, so enjoy your quota of terrific articles about anime and spirituality! Trigun’s traveling preacher, Nicholas… Read More Something More: Crucifixion in Anime, Wolfwood’s Tithing, and Religion in Pokemon

Guest Post: The Helix Fossil, Bird Jesus & the False Prophet: The Newfound Triviality of Christianity

Today’s article is from Tommy, a great friend of the blog and a long time aniblogger.  He runs Anime Bowl, where he blogs about the latest episodes airing on Toonami, anime conventions, and Green Bay Packers football. Only a few hours after America lapsed into the month of March, the worldwide phenomenon known as “Twitch… Read More Guest Post: The Helix Fossil, Bird Jesus & the False Prophet: The Newfound Triviality of Christianity

Something More: Christ and Hikikomori, Anime as an Escape, and Christian Lessons in Senran Kagura

Kaze writes a lengthy and I think very important article for all Christian anime fans to reach about his experiences and suggestions regarding otaku and hikikomori in Japan. [Nana の Kaze] Annalyn poses the question, “Is it okay to use anime as an escape?” from a Christian perspective. [Annalyn’s Thoughts] D.M. Dutcher finds some points… Read More Something More: Christ and Hikikomori, Anime as an Escape, and Christian Lessons in Senran Kagura