Mike McFarland and the Artistry of Voice Acting, Writing, and Directing

Voice actor, script writer, and ADR director Mike McFarland is probably a bigger part of your anime experience than you realize, even if you rarely listen to American dubs. He’s voiced major roles in classic series like Fullmetal Alchemist (and Brotherhood), Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, and One Punch Man, though his voice… Read More Mike McFarland and the Artistry of Voice Acting, Writing, and Directing

BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 5: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1

Welcome to the next installment of Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I will be leading the discussion this time around for a series that quickly caught my interest once I started reading it: Infinite Dendrogram! Available digitally from J-Novel Club, this is one of several light novel series about a VRMMO (a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 5: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1

Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

My children are nine and seven years old. I’ve always intended to show them anime – and they’ve seen Totoro and a couple other pieces – but it was never a great priority for me. In fact, I’ve been more concerned with sharing geek culture and 80’s/90’s pop culture with them than anime. But something… Read More Watching Anime with Family (or My Kids Watched More Anime Than I Did This Summer!)

Something More: Tangles’ MAL Debut, Crane Game Gospel, and Kiznaiver’s “Holy Spirit”

Recently, Beneath the Tangles was invited to become a blogger for popular database My Anime List. Aside from expanding our organizational platform, we hope to utilize MAL as a mainstream bridge between the spiritual and secular in a way that reaches a primarily non-Christian demographic. Our introductory post, which has received almost 5,000 views, provides… Read More Something More: Tangles’ MAL Debut, Crane Game Gospel, and Kiznaiver’s “Holy Spirit”

Something More: Faithful Mangaka, Lessons from Summer Wars, and Anime Reviews from a Christian Perspective

Kendall Lyons uses Summer Wars to illustrate his own yearning to use his spiritual gifts. [Cartoon Daily News] D.M. Dutcher makes recommendations for Christians viewers, per usual, as he reviews a variety of the series this week: Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They? Review: Eden Of The East (Complete) Several streaming series Dutcher… Read More Something More: Faithful Mangaka, Lessons from Summer Wars, and Anime Reviews from a Christian Perspective