After her mom remarries, Yuzu moves to a new school and immediately runs into a load of troubles. Getting into conflict with the student council on her first day for her “gyaru” looks? Check. Student council president frisks her and takes her cellphone? Check. School is an uptight all-girls school, largely killing off her chances… Read More First Impressions: citrus
Concluding the two-part series on homosexuality in anime and the otaku world, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) apply the Christian worldview and mindset as they understand it to the descriptions and arguments presented in part one last week. Since Beneath the Tangles covers a multitude of denominations and beliefs within the scope of Christianity, we hope that… Read More TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)
For the past several weeks, The TangleCast has covered a number of varying topics, but something that Beneath the Tangles uniquely brings to the aniblog community is its unique approach to religion, spirituality, and morality as it intersects with anime and otaku-dom. A topic we’ve been interested in tackling for months has been the world… Read More TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 1 (Episodes 1-12) Episodes 1-12 Nozomi Entertainment With the widespread availability of so many current series these days, older anime – even classic ones – seem to be ever drifting into obscurity. Thankfully, production companies like Nozomi Entertainment are still releasing many of these shows on DVD. And with Kunihiko Ikuhara… Read More Review: Revolutionary Girl Utena DVD Vol. 1
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. For today’s post, we received the following from Projected Realities: My heart had been kind of hurting because of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”… not so much because of what it did to the Biblical story (that much I can deal with and ignore,… Read More Untangled: I Like This Anime, But…
The idea of “control” is a funny thing – we strive for it, we arrange our lives to own it, but when we feel we have it, that’s often when it falls out of our grasp. In episode one of Yuri Kuma Arashi, the latest series from Kunihiko Ikuhara, we’re introduced to the actors, many… Read More Yuri Kuma Arashi Episode 1: Who’s in Control?
What a week for spiritual articles in the blogosphere! Check out the abundance of posts linked below, a number from bloggers and writers who don’t usually write about religion: Josiah Harrist beautifully weaves his experiences as the child of missionaries with his viewings of many Studio Ghibli classics. [Christ and Pop Culture] M.S. O’Brien looks… Read More Something More: Catholicism in Baby Steps, Religion of Eureka Seven, and Idolizing K-On!
While Barakamon continues to provide Christian bloggers with some juicy themes (how am I not watching this series?), a number of writers visited older titles this week as they talked spirituality: Courtney tackles the question, “Should a Christian watch anime?” [Geek Meets World] Medieval Otaku looks as the falsehoods shown in Nisemonogatari and what role… Read More Something More: Yuri for Christians, Religion Inverted, and Dostoyevsky in my Nisemonogatari
Using Sakura Trick, Frank probes the question, “Is it good for Christians to watch yuri?” [A Series of Miracles] Jesus of Saint Young Men places third among characters that women would give chocolates to on Valentine’s Day. Here’s how D.M. Dutcher sees it [Cacao, put down the shovel!]: “D-dont get me wrong Jesus,” she said,… Read More Something More: V-Day Chocolates for Anime Jesus, Hell in Hoozuki no Reitetsu, and Yuri for Christians
Weeks past the tweet and blogfest that was Puella Shoujo Madoka Magica episode 12, I felt the need to add one more piece to the already-considerable pile of writings about the finale. While I’ve already discussed Christian motifs of the episode, and others have commented extensively on its various religious aspects, I wanted to focus… Read More Madoka, Homura, and a Yuri Embrace of Grace