Over the last couple of months, we’ve brought in four new staff members to join our ministry. A couple of them have been running our social media accounts for weeks now, so you may have been reading their work without even noticing a change, while the remaining two are brand, brand new! With this being… Read More Q&A with Our New Staff: Josh, sleepminusminus, Joseph, and Paris!
One of the best parts of this ten year journey has been the connections I’ve made with some extraordinary people. Not everyone I’ve met has been nice, that’s for sure, but the vast majority of those I’ve interviewed have been as authentic and kind as they are talented. It really has been a blessing to… Read More Throwback Thursday: The Interviews
Today’s post is from a former staff member, Kaze, who you’ll remember playing a vital role on Beneath the Tangles for a number of years. We’re blessed to have him still drop by from time to time, while also contributing to his own blog, Nanaca Sakura. I once explained how Madoka was the gateway anime… Read More SCA-DI and the Question of God
The year is almost half way over, which is incredible! I missed a couple posts from last month that I will be including here, along with the new ones. I will also be posting articles over on our Facebook page, which I hope you have already checked out. We are putting up exclusive links and… Read More Something More: Depression Comes in Like a Lion and Does Light Do Right?
One of our favorite yearly traditions at Beneath the Tangles is our “12 Days of Christmas Anime” series. In the past, our staff has put together twelve posts about Christmas anime episodes. This year, we’re doing things a little different: we’ve expanded our scope to include not only anime, but also manga, visual novels, JRPGs,… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas
This week on The TangleCast, JP (Japesland) and Kaze discuss the issue surrounding sex scenes in visual novels. While our podcast is nowhere near long enough to cover all the points of such a serious topic, we bring up a couple arguments both for and against sex scenes. We hope this helps you gain a deeper understanding of the… Read More TangleCast 6: Sex Scenes in Visual Novels
It seems like just yesterday that the localization of visual novels was primarily a fan based effort. Yet, recent official localization projects have surprised many – from the 10 year old but very beloved Clannad to the incredibly popular but supposed “lost cause” Muv Luv Alternative. Higurashi is well underway, with Umineko close behind. Beyond… Read More Sex Scenes in Visual Novels
It’s no secret that eroge is popular in Japan. In fact, these “porn games,” also referred to under the much larger category of visual novels if I may take the liberty of oversimplifying the medium, are often the object of many otaku’s interests. An entire genre of game that revolves around the inclusion of pornographic content… Read More Christians and Porn Games
Adaptation is like translation… it’s hard. If you’ve checked out any of Kaze’s articles on the topic, or perhaps tried translating anything yourself, you know that translating from one language to another is not as easy as it sounds. First, you must be aware of the nuances of the language itself, which are then further… Read More Adapting a Medium
Congratulations to The Tangles for its 13th episode and one entire year of podcasting! We’re very excited to share our first year anniversary episode with all of you, and we hope you enjoy the new format we have developed for it! Episode 13, mentioned above, is the first episode of our new, streamlined format. The theme… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 13