Review: Silence (2016)

There’s a moment in Silence, Martin Scorsese’s powerful film about persecution of Christians in 17th century, where the main character, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield), whispers, “Am I just praying to silence?” Scorsese’s answer to that question, at the heart of this epic film, may surprise many,—especially those that see him as a director who celebrates… Read More Review: Silence (2016)

Something More: Noragami Kami, Japanese Persecution of Christians, and Break Blade Misery

Medieval Otaku compares Rygart’s suffering in Broken Blade to the misery that Christians endure. [Medieval Otaku] Anime Commentary on the March’s writer provides insight about kami and ayakushi while examining an episode of Noragami. [Anime Commentary on the March] Rocklobster brings up the Christian ideas of right and wrong as he reviews Death Note. [Lobster… Read More Something More: Noragami Kami, Japanese Persecution of Christians, and Break Blade Misery

Mileposts: Interview with Caitlin Glass and Visual Novel Characters with Disabilities

Periodically, I like point back to some of the more than 500 posts we’ve written here on Beneath the Tangles.  Besides the “A Year Ago” series I began several months ago, I plan to occasionally post about blogging milestones – those little breakthroughs when posts hit certain numbers of significance in terms of hits.  Three… Read More Mileposts: Interview with Caitlin Glass and Visual Novel Characters with Disabilities

Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Violence, Grace and Redemption in Trigun

In 2003, a wonderful essay about Nicholas Wolfwood was posted in the ToonZone forums.  Academic in nature, the essay discusses the Christian themes of sinful nature and grace as they are present in Trigun, particularly shown through Wolfwood.  The essay is excellent and gives a lot of insight about the series.  It also touches on… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Violence, Grace and Redemption in Trigun