Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is, as the absurd title implies, generally a fairly lighthearted show. So I was quite surprised when it abruptly featured an arc dealing with sex trafficking. I appreciated the unambiguously evil portrayal ofthe goddess Ishtar and her chief pimp Phryne. The show clearly… Read More Bell’s Heroic Love (in a Dungeon?)
Joining the literature club should be a pretty simple affair, or at least that’s what most of the five girls in that club thought… and then they realized that literature can sometimes contain some… rather sultry passages. To make matters worse, when talking about the rather simple subject of “what would you like to do… Read More First Impression: O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Today’s guest post comes from “Dr. Steve.” He’s a fantastic writer, but, alas, not active in the aniblogosphere. In lieu of a website link, he provided us with this bio: Dr. Steve was introduced to anime while working on his Ph.D. in literary studies, when the local anime club showed Naruto’s fight against Zabuza and Haku on… Read More Guest Post: What Can a Succubus Teach Us about Chastity?
Concluding the two-part series on homosexuality in anime and the otaku world, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) apply the Christian worldview and mindset as they understand it to the descriptions and arguments presented in part one last week. Since Beneath the Tangles covers a multitude of denominations and beliefs within the scope of Christianity, we hope that… Read More TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)
For the past several weeks, The TangleCast has covered a number of varying topics, but something that Beneath the Tangles uniquely brings to the aniblog community is its unique approach to religion, spirituality, and morality as it intersects with anime and otaku-dom. A topic we’ve been interested in tackling for months has been the world… Read More TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Today’s submission comes from “M”: What are your thoughts on shipping? I ask because there is a shipping pair that I have grown extremely fond of since seeing the anime and I have written some and read quite a bit of fanfiction about them.… Read More Untangled: Should Christians Ship?
This week on The TangleCast, JP (Japesland) and Kaze discuss the issue surrounding sex scenes in visual novels. While our podcast is nowhere near long enough to cover all the points of such a serious topic, we bring up a couple arguments both for and against sex scenes. We hope this helps you gain a deeper understanding of the… Read More TangleCast 6: Sex Scenes in Visual Novels
It seems like just yesterday that the localization of visual novels was primarily a fan based effort. Yet, recent official localization projects have surprised many – from the 10 year old but very beloved Clannad to the incredibly popular but supposed “lost cause” Muv Luv Alternative. Higurashi is well underway, with Umineko close behind. Beyond… Read More Sex Scenes in Visual Novels
WARNING – The topic of this article is sex and pornographic material. It will not be delving into or promoting pornography, but will discuss it on a cursory level as well as sexual content in our culture. I would not recommend looking into the series discussed in this piece and, if done, it is recommended to do… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Way We View Sex
We invite readers to submit questions to us regarding anime, culture, religion, or most any topic! We’d love to respond to your queries! Last week, Torin sent us the following comment: Hello! I sincerely apologize if this seems inappropriate, but I’ve been trying to find someone to ask about this for quite some time. I… Read More Untangled: Why Are the Anime and Cosplay Communities So Preoccupied with Sex?