What do you do, and how do you move forward, after you’ve experienced a bittersweet, youthful love? Happy-Go-Lucky Days, currently streaming at the Asian Pop-up Cinema Festival, examines these questions through three stories, each particular in a variety of ways, but all connected by same threads of sadness, joy, and maturation. Those who have read… Read More Review: Happy-Go-Lucky Days
I have a habit of sometimes drowning myself in nostalgia, which inevitably leads to regret—nothing serious, but even at my age I’ll entertain the thought, “I wish I could have lived [insert period of life] all over but as I am now instead of as who I was then.” We all make mistakes, but there… Read More Blue Flag, Vol. 1: Between Kids and Adults
Recently on Anime Pop Heart, we received the following anonymous question: Why do you repost/blog about anime that are clearly homosexual in nature, such as Given? It could send the wrong message to people who do not know or are confused about whether homosexuality is a sin or not. I’m not trying to cause anything,… Read More Untangled: Christians Blogging about Yaoi and Yuri
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!