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Fanart Friday, Too: Serial Experiments Lain

The further we get from Serial Experiments Lain, the more I find the themes of that series to be current and meaningful—a classic series, joining another one that’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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13 Anime Series About Sinister Mysteries in Small Towns

While it is fully possible to create horror and mystery in a big city, there is a particular reason that those two genres are drawn to the country.…

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Haibane Renmei (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

One of Yoshitoshi ABe’s shows received a Blu-ray release in the west in recent years, and I picked it up during a sale.

The Normanic Vault

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Anime that thinks deep thoughts

There is nothing more fun than watching an action packed anime that pops with explosions, and is peppered with daring fights. It’s not surprising that shonen and seinen…

Anime Hanabi

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Anime that thinks deep thoughts

There is nothing more fun than watching an action packed anime that pops with explosions, and is peppered with daring fights. It’s not surprising that shonen and seinen…

Anime Hanabi

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It’s a Crow’s Life: Freedom & Struggle

If crows don’t struggle, they will never know the freedom they have. This is what Kana tells Rakka in episode four of Haibane Renmei when the latter suggests…

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22 Mindfuck Anime Series Designed to Leave You Ponderous

Mindfuckery – You're supposed to avoid swearing in articles you are writing. It's not professional. However, there is no better way describe some anime

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Now and Then, Here and There – 1 [A Girl Admiring The Sunset] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome one and all to another season of Throwback Thursday! We’ve been on a run of good shows recently, what with Haibane Renmei and The Vision of Escaflowne,…

Star Crossed Anime

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Anime Cult Classics: 15 Anime Series Lacking a Broad Audience Appeal

It is easy to forget sometimes that anime in and of itself is an art form, and art is an explosion! I mean, art is expression, and experimentation,…

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Haibane Renmei Anime Review – 86/100 – Throwback Thursday

Yoshitoshi ABe is, or at least should be, a pretty recognizable name. You’ve no doubt seen his work and influence across many series while watching anime. From the…

Star Crossed Anime

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Haibane Renmei – 13 [Reki’s World/Prayer/Epilogue] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to the finale of Haibane Renmei! We’ve made it through another season of Throwback Thursday and you know what that means: Time to vote for the…

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Haibane Renmei – 12 [Bell Nuts/Passing of the Year Festival/Reconciliation] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to the penultimate episode of Haibane Renmei! Apologies for the wait on this one, I’ve been quite sick these past few days and didn’t get to…

Star Crossed Anime

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The Death of Anime: Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds!

Death is big in anime It’s too late, that bubbly, bright eyed anime high school girl has already been run over by Truck-kun. Or maybe Bus-san was the…

Anime Hanabi

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Eighty Six S2 – 3 [Glad to Be Here]

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eighty Six! I’ve been a bit positive lately, what with my coverage of Haibane Renmei and gushing over some recent productions. So…

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Haibane Renmei – 11 [Parting/Darkness in the Heart/Irreplaceable Thing] – Throwback Thursday

Hello everyone and welcome to a very late post about Haibane Renmei! I don’t really have an excuse. To be frank I thought this episode was rather dull.…

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Haibane Renmei – 10 [Kuramori/Haibane of Abandoned Factory/Rakka’s Job] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to a (late) episode of Haibane Renmei! This week is a bit slower compared to the last few but no less lighter. We got a lot…

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Haibane Renmei – 9 [Water Well/Rebirth/Riddle] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another week of Haibane Renmei! This is a rather uplifting episode compared to the last few, a sort of breathe of fresh air. Rakka has…

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Haibane Renmei – 8 [The Bird] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This week’s episode is one of the more unique ones, though the solo title alone probably gives that away. Is…

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Haibane Renmei – 7 [Scar/Illness/Arrival of Winter] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This post accidentally got deleted so I had to rewrite it, so apologies for being slightly late. Last week…

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Haibane Renmei – 6 [End of Summer/Rain/Loss] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome all to the halfway point of Haibane Renmei! Or close enough to it at least since it’s thirteen episodes. We have a lot to cover this week…

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Haibane Renmei – 5 [Library/Abandoned Factory/Beginning of the World] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome back everyone to another episode of Haibane Renmei! This week we are once again following a new character in Nemu. Is it any good? Was it as…

Star Crossed Anime

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Haibane Renmei – 4 [Trash Day/Clock Tower/Birds Flying Over the Walls] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to another week of Haibane Renmei! This is another slow one like the last, yet for some reason I can’t help but like it more. Is…

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Haibane Renmei – 3 [Temple/The Communicator/Pancakes] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to week 3 of Haibane Renmei! This is a pretty slow one all things considered but there’s still plenty for us to talk about. So without…

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Haibane Renmei – 2 [Town and Wall/Touga/Haibane Renmei] – Throwback Thursday

Welcome everyone to week 2 of Haibane Renmei! This episode isn’t to surprising. It establishes the setting of the story and a number of surrounding locations, but what…

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Haibane Renmei – 1 [Cocoon/Dream of Falling from the Sky/Old Home] – Throwback Thursday

Hello and welcome everyone to the next season of Throwback Thursday, Haibane Renmei! I know nothing of this show going into it and after 1 episode I can…

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25 Saddest Anime Series To Crush Your Soul

Sometimes… Sometimes you just want to be hurt. It’s a seemingly weird response, but one that a lot of people have. Maybe you have a lot going on…

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Dragons and Chill: 35 Fantasy Slice of Life Anime Recommendations

Fantasy is one of those genres that comes with certain expectations. Most traditionally, a main character in a fantasy land starts off living a normal life, then is…

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Anime Series Like Shadows House

The Shadows are a family of nobles who live in their massive mansion. They are pitch black in appearance and emit soot that will linger on everything they…

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Anime Series Like Dr. Ramune – Mysterious Disease Specialist

If something takes root deep enough in someone’s heart, it can attract spirits that will cause mysterious diseases that modern medicine cannot cure. For those that have these…

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Anime Series Like Wonder Egg Priority

After the death of her best and only friend, Ai Ohto became a shut in. One night while on a walk, she is convinced by a mysterious entity…

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WONDER EGG PRIORITY: We Don’t Talk About These Things

This guest post was written by longtime support and contributor to our ministry, Bob Aarhus. I encourage you to also read his excellent article about Kimi no na…

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Fanart Friday: Haibane Renmei

★ 【椎名ヤスヒラ】 「灰羽」 ☆

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10 Year Retrospective, Month #4: Throwback to April 2013

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

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10 Year Retrospective, Month #3: Throwback to March 2012

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

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Cross-reading Recommendations Part 1

Ever since I started reading manga and watching anime at an early age, I learned a lot about Japanese culture, as well as different cultures around the world,…

Dokugokan

In the grand scheme of things, how important is the finale?

"To address this question, I will take a step back and look what makes an ending, deconstructing the narrative importance of an ending, and coming to terms with…

SpaceWhales Anime Blog

When Manga Brings the Bible Alive

As Christians, we know that the Bible should be like honey to our lips, its words sweet and powerful, compelling us to seek God and follow him. If…

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Conclusion: Like Halos on Our Heads

A rather obscure anime about angelic beings that first aired almost 15 years ago hardly would seem the basis for a change in how we live our lives.…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Class Notes: Session 7 — FINAL (4.24.2016)

On this last Sunday, we did a little team activity before watching the conclusion to Haibane Renmei. Class Discussion Last week, we discussed how we can used media to…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Class Notes: Session 6 (4.17.2016)

For last Sunday’s session, chatted about how we can use visual media for outreach and watched episodes 11 and 12 of Haibane Renmei, which has now shifted its…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Three Recent Anime Series That Are Really About God

During class, we’ve been discussing how you can go beyond the surface level and really extract meaningful, Christian concepts from series. Even though most creators of media –…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Class Notes: Session 5 (4.10.2016)

As Rakka’s arc comes to an end and Reki’s just begins, these transitional episodes help bring home some important truths of Christianity and open up questions that might…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Class Notes: Session 4 (4.3.2016)

It was good to be back in class! As we dig deeper into how we analyze media, using Haibane Renmei as our model, we all find that series…

Studying Haibane Renmei

Catching Up on Haibane Renmei

Missed a class or two? Missed the entire class so far? No worries! This post will quickly catch you up on what’s been happening in Haibane Renmei, the…

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How Do You Stream Your Anime?

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Studying Haibane Renmei

Class Notes: Session 3 (3.6.2016)

Thanks to everyone who came to class today. We’re off until April 4th. Until then, please review these notes today and keep in mind how you’re consuming media!…

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The Residents of Old Home

It’s sometimes confusing matching character names with faces – it’s especially true with Haibane Renmei. Here’s a quick guide to each of the characters to help you remember…

Studying Haibane Renmei

2003, Part 3: Ten More for the Road

Last time, Bradley talked about some of the most notable series that aired in 2003. This time, he concludes by talking about some of the mor...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

2000, Part 2: Retrospect Before Passage

Happy 2000 (all over again!) At the rollover of the 1990s into the 00s, fandom was digesting the collectability of Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, a...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #378) Gallery Fake

  Shownotes :: (show 378) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Gallery Fake, recorded live September 2nd, 2012. This week we talked about Gallery Fake. Plus segments…

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