I recently had a discussion with an old friend over Facebook. He’s a person I dearly care about and who I once discipled, but who has since left the faith largely because of his debelief in the miracles in (and writings of) the Bible. Are we in a more skeptical day and age than ever… Read More Something More: Revolutionary Jesus Utena, Dehumanizing Titans, and My Soul, Your Idols
Note: This is a guest post from Casey Covel, whose work we’ve featured here a number of times through our Something More column. She’s editor-in-chief at Geeks Under Grace and goes by cutsceneaddict in the cosplay world. I hope you enjoy her submission…it’s the first of many from Casey that you’ll be seeing here on… Read More Kenny Ackerman: the Pursuit of Fulfillment and the Power of Testimony
Note: This is a guest post from Casey Covel, whose work we’ve featured here a number of times through our Something More column. She’s editor-in-chief at Geeks Under Grace and goes by cutsceneaddict in the cosplay world. I hope you enjoy her submission…it’s the first of many from Casey that you’ll be seeing here on… Read More Guest Post: Kenny Ackerman – The Pursuit of Fulfillment and the Power of Testimony
Dear Readers, Have you been keeping up with the happenings in Bleach? The manga has become fairly intense, and after all this time, the story’s become exciting again. I haven’t been a fan of the series since early in the arc involving Aizen, but I just can’t help but to consume the manga in chunks… Read More Letter from the Editor: Bleach, Church Retreats, and Powering Up
If there is one thing of spiritual value that Death Parade has raised this season, it is the idea of eternal judgment. Considering that from its fundamental concept, the series explores the idea of determining a person’s final destination (or process), if not ultimate value, based on the human condition, it raises many questions for… Read More Anime Today: Eternal Judgment (Parade?)
Anime is full of references to religion, which presents a great opportunity to discuss matters of spirituality. And that’s the idea behind this column, Fact Check, in which I’ll investigate some of the claims of anime and manga characters and weigh them against the truth of scripture. The Claim Today’s claim comes from Mikasa Ackerman… Read More Fact Check: Mikasa’s Cruel World
Whenever one anime season ends and another begins, I try to use that time to finish series on which I’ve fallen behind. This season, that meant Celestial Method and Unlimited Blade Works. I could have predicted what followed, though: I’ve staved off FSN, since I have a few months until the next cour, and I… Read More Celestial Method, 5 cm/s, and Middle Acts
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are natural times of reflection for us. Often against our better judgment, we resolve to make changes in our lives, knowing that our resolutions will most probably fail. But we write these ideas down and commit to them because we know that change is necessary – we can’t… Read More All You Shining Stars
2014 was a year of transformation for Beneath the Tangles. While our emphasis remains on blogging anime, we’ve looked toward other topics and mediums as we seek to engage our readers in all sorts of Japanese-related topics from our unique perspective. For instance, you’ve hopefully listened to our monthly podcast and you may have tuned… Read More Check Out Our New Banner!
Beneath the Tangles isn’t your typical aniblog. While we certainly discuss anime – lots of it – our purpose goes further than that, beneath the tangles of entertainment and animation. We seek to look at what we believe are spiritual truths as demonstrated through anime. We also want to engage our readers in discussion related… Read More Come and See: Do You Need Forgiveness?