I think every thoughtful human being on this planet experiences, at some point or another, some sort of identity crisis. We are naturally hypocritical beings, and as such it’s difficult to pinpoint just who we are, and perhaps even more difficult to communicate that identity to others. Every time I compose an article (it’s been… Read More Letters from the Editor: Leading a Triple Life
The Mecca of all things anime! JP (Japesland), Jack (R86), and Kaze are no stranger to discussing their times in Japan, and today they’d like to translate those experiences into a helpful, and hopefully eye-opening discussion on Akihabara. What sort of expectations should an anime fan have when visiting this infamous location, and how about Christian otaku? And be… Read More TangleCast 25: Akihabara
Hello again! DTS is over, and I can hardly believe it. The last month went by like a train, and although it hit me really hard, it was amazing. It’s kind of hard to adjust to Canada, and there are so many friends I had to leave behind, but that’s okay because it was so… Read More Lynna’s Adventure in Japan: Part 5
Hello everyone! As some of you might remember, a few years ago Zeroe4 went to a Discipleship Training School in Tokyo with YWAM/Youth With A Mission. This year I am doing the same, although mine will be slightly different, as it is a Fall/Winter DTS, and it is both in English and Japanese simultaneously, which… Read More Lynna’s Adventure in Japan: Part 1
Durarara!! is an anime that started airing in 2010. It takes place in a major part of Tokyo called Ikebukuro. To give you an idea about the show’s feel, think of a classical Chinese style epic taking place in a massive modern metropolis. The show focuses on three main characters, but also includes a plethora of minor… Read More Throwback Thursdays: Durarara!!
My Discipleship Training School is now over. After an intense Outreach Phase and Lecture Phase, I am on my way back to Alaska as a new season of my life begins. Since I haven’t had much of an opportunity to post lately, I will up date you on what happened during Outreach. We started by… Read More Light Invades Darkness: The Return
Hello everyone. I am writing this blog post at a Pause Cafe in Ikebukero, Tokyo. I am in Tokyo as part of a Discipleship Training School (DTS) run by Youth With A Mission (YWAM.) I left Anchorage, Alaska on the morning of the 29th of March. I flew to SEA/TAC (Seattle Tacoma International Airport). Then… Read More Light Invades Darkness – Japan: The Start of My Journey
New Year’s is often a good time for retrospection – personally, professionally, even regarding one’s hobbies and interests. On Beneath the Tangles, that means looking at the two major items we discuss: anime and religion/spirituality. Though all of the writers here are Christian, I’ve also been sure to link to posts that discuss anime and… Read More Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2011: #1-6