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Fanart Friday, Too: Rock is Hard Work

When I was younger, I would jump up and down and scream during rock concerts with the same intensity as the band. Much older now, I realized at…

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Doki Doki News: Mickey Meet Mikey! Disney Joins the Anime Revolution

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 27th through December 3rd! Check out…

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Fanart Friday: Winter Miku

This Miku reminds me that there are two basic types of decorated Christmas trees—those that are fun and full of cheer, and prettier, wintry ones. This Miku is…

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Review: Touring After the Apocalypse, Vol. 1

It’s the weekend and Youko and Airi are off on their Yamaha Serow for an adventure in Shuumatsu Touring! They are traveling the coastal route to Tokyo, hitting…

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Review: The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

What do you do (as a guy) when you have five girls who want your attention, yet you don’t want to disappoint any of them? And to complicate…

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Reader’s Corner: Unnamed Memory, So What’s Wrong with Getting Reborn as a Goblin, and Rainbow Days

Are you using the holidays to catch up? We’re doing a bit of the same here, with just a scattering of new entries this week and mostly reviews…

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Help Us Build Our List of Anime Christmas Episodes!

The platter, plates, and gravy boat are scrubbed clean, the family has returned home from Grandma’s house, and the turkey is all gobbled up (well, most of it).…

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Fanart Friday: Mami☆Tomoe

Mami Tomoe is the star of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, a spin-off of Magia Record that follows events from her point of view. As…

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Camping Out For Black Friday (Anime Style)

Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day, friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of the year again, when some of the best deals of the season are happening.…

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Happy Thanksgiving from the BtT Crew!

Praise the Lord, my soul;    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.Praise the Lord, my soul,    and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sin…

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Tangle x Cast 4: Ghibli and Gratefulness

The warmth, gentleness, and sincerity of Studio Ghibli films seem to fit right into the theme of gratitude for the week as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday. Tyler,…

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Reader’s Corner: Nights with a Cat, Ex-Yakuza and Stray Kitten, and I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top

In this week’s column, we review manga and light novels featuring angels, spies, and young people isekai’d, as well as ex-yakuza, cheeky brats, and adopted cats. Oh, so…

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Review: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Another Story, Vol. 1

Gather round, Madoka Magica fans! We have good news: a new spin-off manga series has hit the shelves, and Twwk and I are here to give you the…

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Fanart Friday, Too: Glasses Off, Yuki Nagato!

Yuki Nagato’s character has grown on me over the years, but she’s been a favorite for Haruhi Suzumiya fans right from the beginning. I love how the series…

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Doki Doki News: Suzume Premieres!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 13th through 19th! Check out the…

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Fanart Friday: Alice in Anime Wonderland

Anime-style artists love Alice, and why wouldn’t they? Stylistically, storywise, and in a number of other ways, she fits right into the medium. The illustration below is one…

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Interview with Jujutsu Kaisen’s Adam McArthur (Video)

Last week, I conducted an Instagram live event with voice actor and martial artist, Adam McArthur! The conversation between Adam and me, was wide-ranging, as we talked Jujutsu…

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Tangle x Cast 3: Diving Into Anime Devotionals

There are Christian devotionals—works that contain daily readings related to and providing teaching about scripture—for virtually every idea and theme you can think of. But are there devotionals…

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Reader’s Corner: Rooster Fighter, The Remarried Empress, and Tower of God

Reader's Corner: Rooster Fighter, The Married Empress, and Tower of God via @laura_a_grace @GamesAndGod @thetangles

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BtT’s Fall Campaign: The Love of Sustained Giving

When I opened our Patreon account almost a decade ago, I hoped that we’d gather about a half-dozen supporters who would help us defray the costs of having…

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Fanart Friday, Too: Falling into Urusei Yatsura

Recognize that character? You may not, since she’s wearing a whole lot more than she usually does. That’s Lum, of the classic (and now rebooted) anime, Urusei Yatsura,…

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Fanart Friday: Rukia Returns

Did you catch Rukia on this week’s episode of Bleach? I don’t know if she uttered a line, but it wasn’t a “blink and you’ll miss me” moment,…

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Doki Doki News: One Piece is #2, Tensura Season 3, and Jedi Master Totoro?

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 6th through 12th! Check out the…

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Five Best Openings (OP) of the Fall 2022 Anime Season

This highly anticipated anime season is in full swing, and it’s brought with it big-name series with appropriately great opening songs (OP)! Here are our selections for five…

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Bocchi the Rock! Ep. 5: Reflections on Growth

Everyone wants to grow. We all want to look back at ourselves in a year’s time and say “I’m better now,” whether at some craft, at school, work,…

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Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon (Vol. 14), A Galaxy Next Door (Vol. 3), and Zom 100 (Vol. 8)

Do you like villainess isekai series? We’ve got it covered. Church intrigue involving priestess assassins? Yeah, we’ve got that, too. Alien romance? Sure. Thoughtful fantasy series? Dou…

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BtT’s Fall Campaign: Would You Support Us and Help Us Reach Our Goals?

As 2022 nears its end (can you believe it?), it feels like the right time to take stock of what God is doing through this ministry. Reflecting on…

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Doki Doki News: Live-Action Your Name, Kadokawa Buys ANN, and The Witcher Trilogy

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of October 30th through November 5th! Check out…

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Fanart Friday, Too: Bocchi the Kawaii Rock

Have you been watching Bocchi the Rock? Well, why not?! The anime’s interesting take on its introverted heroine garnered high praise from our editor for episode one, and…

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Fanart Friday: PMMM Podcasting!

One of our favorite series on Beneath the Tangles is Puella Magi Madoka Magica, an anime that’s not only masterfully produced and bursting with creativity but also stirs…

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Join Us for an Instagram Live With Jujutsu Kaisen’s Adam McArthur!

We’re excited to bring you a new Instagram live stream event! A week from tomorrow, we’ll be joining voice actor Adam McArthur to talk anime, martial arts, acting,…

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Fanart Monday: A Happy Halloween from Rukia and Momo

Bleach is back, and so are these lovely ladies! Well, to be more accurate, we’ve only seen glimpses of Ruki and Momo so far in the “Thousand-Year Blood…

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My Hero Academia: It’s Our Turn Now!

We’re happy to present a guest post today by Christian fantasy author MH Elrich, contributor to Finding God in Anime Vol. 2, whom you can connect with on Instagram. Imagine…

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First Impression: Arknights: Prelude to Dawn

A bevvy of competing voices accompany a disturbingly close-up shot of a pale sickly eye framed by white hair: one voice is calling out instructions for medical treatment;…

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Fanart Friday, Too: Of Gundams and Tomatoes

If you like to talk to tomatoesIf a squash can make you smileIf you like to waltz with potatoesUp and down the produce aisle… Have we got a…

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Fanart Friday: A Boy and His Chainsaw

At “heart,” Chainsaw Man is a series about a boy and his “dog.” It was a thrill for manga readers to hear Pochita’s voice in episode one of…

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Doki Doki News: Kaguya-sama Ends and the Quintessential Quintuplets and Laid-Back Camp Movies Premiere!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of October 23rd through 29th! Check out the…

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First Impression: Romantic Killer

Anzu’s three loves in life are her cat Momohiki, video games, and chocolate. When a new game arrives in the mail just as she returns from the combini…

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Tangle x Cast 2: Halloween, Horror Anime, and Holiness

Happy Wednesday, boys and ghouls! With Halloween just around the corner, the Tangle x Cast team haunts the world of horror anime, walking us through some of their…

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First Impression: Play It Cool, Guys

The story follows four different guys who seem way too cool, what with their aloofness and overall aura. However, what most people don’t know is that these four…

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Reader’s Coffin: Junji Ito’s Black Paradox, Zombie Makeout Club, and Kaiu Shirai x Posuka Demizu: Beyond The Promised Neverland

Welcome to a special Reader’s Corner—or should we say, Reader’s Coffin! As Halloween looms, we dive not only into the usual fray, but also the unusual: series with…

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First Impression: To Your Eternity S2

For forty years, Fushi has stranded himself on an island where his isolation is interrupted only by the occasional appearance of the Beholder, who warns him of coming…

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Help Us Decide: Old Theme or New

I have a habit of sticking to the old, the tried and true. But doing so just because it’s comforting isn’t always a good choice. But neither is…

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Fanart Friday, Too: Love Live! Liella!

Check out these semi-realistic illustrations of Liella!, a band from Love Live! Superstar!! I’m not familiar with them and haven’t engaged in the franchise for a long time.…

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Fanart Friday: Witchy Rukia

Anyone else getting major Wizard of Oz vibes from this? Ichigo would be the Scarecrow, Orihime would be Dorothy, and Uryu the Tin Man. But who would Chad…

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Doki Doki News: Silent Hill Updates and Disney’s Anime Streams

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of October 16th through 22nd! Check out the…

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What’s Your Favorite Opening (OP) of the Fall 2022 Anime Season?

The fall 2022 anime season has brought with it a rush of highly anticipated series and, coinciding, a host of excellent openings! So let us know what your…

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Is the Letter “E” in Shojo Manga THAT Hard to Find?!

The ABCs of Shojo Manga video series has returned! After a long hiatus, I’m excited to share the manga titles I found for the letter “E,” which was…

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Reader’s Corner: Bleach (Vol. 1), Kaiju No. 8 (Vol. 4), and Shortcake Cake (Vol. 12, Final)

Everything old is new again! This anime season has seen the return of classics like Urusei Yatsura and Bleach, so we thought…why not cover the latter as a…

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The Text x Context of Haruhi Suzumiya, Part II

Welcome back to Text x Context, the new BtT feature that examines multiple light novels at the same time! Previously on Text x Context, we began a discussion…

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