Today’s post is a guest piece from Tyler Burnette, a great supporter of Beneath the Tangles and admin on our Discord server. We’re proud to present this sensitive and spirit-filled take on a topic that has become a battle now more than it has in many years—the unborn child. Can you recall moments for in… Read More Guest Post: Mononoke and a Chance Ungiven
We have a treat for you today—a guest post from JeskaiAngel, an anime fan with a PhD in history, who has an interesting take on GeGeGe no Kitarō, a series that deals extensively with yōkai, demons of Japanese folklore, from a Christian perspective. Enjoy! “There’s no such thing as yokai, dummy!” “Yes there are! We… Read More The Seen and the Unseen in GeGeGe no Kitaro
Today’s article is from Dr. Steve, who previously graced us with a wonderful piece about Interview with Monster Girls. We’re proud to post his latest, about one of this season’s series, Restaurant to Another World! Watching anime has typically been a communal experience for me. My first real encounter with anime—the one that actually got… Read More Communion and the Food of the Gods in Restaurant to Another World
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou) is a new anime series this summer based on a light novel series of the same name. The story follows Yushi Inaba, a teenager entering into high school. After his parents passed away when he was in middle school following a vehicle accident, Inaba moved in… Read More First Impressions: Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
August has been a month for discussing context here at Beneath the Tangles, and I highly recommend looking at both articles recently written on this subject: Annalyn’s article about historical/cultural context, and Kaze’s article about man’s context VS God’s context. Here, I’ll be adding my humble contribution and completing the proverbial “Context Trinity.” Growing up… Read More Yo-Kai Watch and Contextual Demons
I think one of the hardest things for a Christian aniblogger to do is to write to a general Christian audience rather than straight to Christian geeks. The level of acceptance and openness in the latter group can be diverse, but the spectrum is much, much wider with the more universal population. In her informative… Read More Something More: Christian Yo-Kai Watch, Turning Nao’s Cheek, and The Cat Returns (with Purpose)
A month ago, TWWK offered all of the readers on this blog the opportunity to decide what anime you wanted me to review. I am stunned at the result. I never imagined that Natsume Yuujin-Cho would win, especially against Sword Art Online. Well anyway, prepare yourselves as I am about to begin. Natsume Yuujin-Cho (aka… Read More TBT Readers Choice Winner: Natsume Yuujin-Cho
I missed this big bit last week (thanks to Frank’s site for pointing me toward it) – Vic Mignogna, noted voice actor, discusses faith extensively in the ANNCast. [Anime News Network] And speaking of Frank, I highly recommend that you read his excellent article regarding Silver Spoon and Servant x Service about how we should… Read More Something More: Vic Mignogna’s Faith, Gods and Demons of Anime, and Servant x Whose Service?
Medieval Otaku explores Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and how pride gets in the way from us embracing God’s love. [Medieval Otaku] Did you know that the musicians of AKB0048 can be representative of Christian missionaries? Seriously and truly. [A Series of Miracles] Annalyn shares her personal experiences with depression and the importance of faith and… Read More Something More: AKB0048 Missionaries, Amazing Anime Grace, and Space Brother Dreamin’
Nick Calibey examines the sometimes biblical meanings of names, including Shuu’s from Guilty Crown. [A Rather Silly Blog] Ty-chama analyzes episode 10 of Shinsekai Yori and touches on her personal faith, as well how the episode emphasizes the idea of a sinful nature. [Watashi wa Bucho!!] Annoying Dragon reviews Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt’s Yokai… Read More Something More: Naming Shuu, Sin in Shinsekai Yori, and Reviewing Yokai Attack!