TangleCast 34: Game – Kantoku-san 2/2

Continuing our game from two weeks ago (JP is a pathological liar), JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) finish questions 2 and 3 of "Kantoku-san." Missed part one of this  month's game series? It's not too late to give it a listen here! As always, every episode of The TangleCast will be covering a different topic, from anime… Continue reading TangleCast 34: Game – Kantoku-san 2/2

TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn't have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Continue reading TangleCast 23: Game Week 2

The Secret Stars of Anime: Bunny Drop

Father's Day is coming up later on this month, so I thought I would look at one of my favorite anime featuring an adoptive "dad" in Bunny Drop (Japanese title: Usagi Drop). In this show, the 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi goes to his grandfather's funeral, and finds out that, somehow, said grandfather had left behind a 6-year-old daughter,… Continue reading The Secret Stars of Anime: Bunny Drop

Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!

If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five?  Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps?  Mushi-shi?  And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It's an impossible task - there are so many great anime and it's… Continue reading Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!

Guest Post – Adopted, Part 1: Bunny Drop and Our Adoption as God’s Children

I'm blessed to have Frank, otherwise known as stardf29, write two guest posts for us here on Beneath the Tangles.  Frank has been an anime fan for a good while, though has only really been following the deeper world of anime since 2007 and has only very recently entered the anime blogosphere with his blog,… Continue reading Guest Post – Adopted, Part 1: Bunny Drop and Our Adoption as God’s Children

The 9th Day of Christmas Anime: Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop Episode 3.5: "To Santa" Usagi Drop is one of my very favorite series, but my last taste of it was the conclusion to the manga, which I found lacking (to put it mildly).  So it was refreshing to watch this Christmas episode, a six-minute piece that was part of one of the DVD… Continue reading The 9th Day of Christmas Anime: Usagi Drop

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...taking my son to the hospital reminded me of Usagi Drop... ...and my own surgery at a hospital did as well. A year ago...Angel Beats caused me to think about our way versus God's... ...of how Christians should love one another... ...about bullying from a grace-centered perspective... ...and about dads. A year ago...I… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

A year ago...I was watching (and loving) Mawaru Penguindrum... ...as well as Usagi Drop, about which I wrote one post... ...no, two about the fourth episode. A year ago...I was stirring debate when talking Hourou Musuko and homosexuality... ...and finding a Christ figure in Eden of the East. A year ago...R86 was sharing some of… Continue reading A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles

Passion Week, Day 5: Loving You for Who You Are – Daikichi and Rin

Right from the first episode, it was clear that Usagi Drop was going to be a special show.  The first episode is based around the funeral of Daikichi's grandfather, with the family attempting to figure out what to do with the old man's illegitimate child, Rin.  After the family reaches the conclusion of putting her… Continue reading Passion Week, Day 5: Loving You for Who You Are – Daikichi and Rin

Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2011: #7-12

Yesterday, I gave numbers one through six on my list of the years top posts regarding anime and spirituality.  It's been difficult selecting the top posts of the year, though I've found again and again, they're written by my favorite writers in the blogosphere.  These wonderful bloggers seem to be adept at writing about a… Continue reading Top Blog Posts About Anime and Religion in 2011: #7-12