I have a lot of anime DVDs sitting on my bookshelf (you can see some of them here, and at the same time enter our contest if you’d like, too!). Over the years I’ve culled it, selling dozens of series I once owned. One reason why is that I don’t want to be a collector… Read More Painting Pictures of Great Anime (and Pop Culture) That Weren’t
Here we are, another month and almost half way through 2017! It’s unbelievable that time is going by so fast. I continue to do this column because as a Christian who is also a geek, I love that there are others who share my passion. It also confirms that God takes pleasure in all of this,… Read More Something More: GiTS Bible Study, the Passion in FFXV, and Fear in Orange and Re:Zero
Welcome back to Something More, your monthly round-up of spirituality and anime (among other forms of entertainment!) articles. I do my best to search the internet for posts that fit this feature here at Beneath the Tangles. If you happen to find one and believe it merits being on our list, tag us via Facebook or… Read More Something More: A Hero’s Journey, Grace in Clannad, Anohana, and the Holy Spirit
We’re down to our final four series. Here’s the ones you our readers, decided made the cut: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Rurouni Kenshin Steins;Gate Cowboy Bebop How will our final votes go? It’s getting tougher and tougher. Check the link here or vote below!
Greetings everyone, Cutsceneaddict here: Tangles’ resident manga columnist (Between the Panels), cosplayer, and sushi-addict. Something More has always been one of my favorite columns at Tangles, and I’m excited to be carrying on the torch. From here on, Something More will only be seeing one post per month instead of its usual two, but my… Read More Something More: Born-Again Mewtwo, Christian Manga, and the Last Shoujo Supper
Beyond the obvious gore and sexualization that is prevalent in much anime, there is probably one anime fundamental that bothers most Christians who are fearful of exposing their children to thoughts that might undermine their Christian faith: Eastern philosophy. While modern Western thinking is arguably based in post-Enlightenment secularism as much as it is in… Read More Enjoy the Ride!
None of us want to suffer. In the west especially, there’s seldom any good seen in suffering, only hallow “silver linings” that we use to encourage those going through struggles. In east Asia, suffering is more tolerated and even embraced, though of course, it’s still not preferred. We see this in the media produced there,… Read More Something More: Gundam Orphan Christians, Suffering in FFX, and Congratulations to Marina!
I revisited the Rurouni Kenshin TV series a few years ago, and found myself disappointing by the show. I had purchased the series volume by volume and had tremendous nostalgia for it, but now found that the show had aged badly. The animation didn’t hold up well and the tone was so dated. Perhaps this… Read More Kenshin and Saito: A Balance Between Grace and Judgment
One of my favorite anime antagonists is Shishio, the evildoer from the Kyoto Arc of Rurouni Kenshin. Shishio looks like a mummy, replaced Kenshin as the battousai, is never really bested by Kenshin with the sword, and in the dubbed version of the show, he’s voiced by always-awesome Steven Blum. What’s not to love (or… Read More Amakakeru Ryū no Hirameki and Laying Down Your Life
The title character’s quest for redemption in the Rurouni Kenshin OVA’s contrasts sharply with the Christian idea of our own lack of power in redeeming ourselves. [Lady Hannah Beth] I’m a few weeks late in this linking , but since you’ll see Anime Reporter on this blog later today, it’s relevant to post a recent… Read More Something More: Redeeming Kenshin, Protestors at Fanime, and Plastic Memory Moments