Anime has a fascination with Christianity. For decades, priests and nuns have filled out anime casts, the church has often been presented as a corrupt source of evil, and Bible verses have been quoted in funny ways or epic moments. Typically superficial in nature, these Christian elements are fun to identify and track. But could… Read More Master List of Bible Verses in Anime
One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
Summer is almost over, but here at Beneath The Tangles we are posting content every week! I hope you’ve been able to check out our First Impressions on the new anime season, along with our usual awesome posts. Below we have gathered some fascinating content for your consumption (yummy!). There’s always “Something More” to whet… Read More Something More: Humility in OPM, Pro-Life Ajin, and Mikasa’s Sin
Draggle compares two characters from Medaka Box to God the Father and Jesus Christ, pointing out ideas like perfection, brokenness, and one’s place before a perfect God. [Draggle’s Anime Blog] JoeAnimated examines the meanings of names in Eureka Seven Ao, including IFO names, which are all connected to Catholicism. [We Remember Love] The latest attempt… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Medaka Jesus Box, Liturgical IFOs, and Kami in the Legend of Zelda
Set Apart by Daniel Cronquist Pleasant Word Publishing 80 pgs. Christian themes and symbolism are ever-present in anime and manga works, from the surface-level use of nuns (Toaru Majutsu no Index, Trinity Blood) and crufixes (Kannagi, Neon Genesis Evangelion) to deeper themes that also have universal relevance, like redemption (Trigun). Japan, however, is not by… Read More Review: Set Apart by Daniel Cronquist