Starting today and running through Friday, April 20th, we'll be having our Spring 2018 Patreon Drive. I'm really excited about it, not only because it offers us a chance to partner with you, but because I've picked out some really cool prizes that new patrons can win if you join us during the next two… Continue reading Win a Rem Figure and Re:Zero Light Novels as Our Patreon Drive Begins!
What kind of teacher never asks his students questions? A very strange one, to say the least. (That's enough giggling, Shiraishi-kun.) So just to change things up, today we'll pretend we're in Soviet Russia. Because in Soviet Russia, you do not ask Sensei. Sensei ask you! One question I've always wanted to ask about anime is… Continue reading Sensei Ask You: Soviet Russia Edition
Although we've grown by leaps and bounds, especially via social media, Beneath the Tangles remains a close-knit community, consisting of our group of committed writers and staff, loyal followers, and patrons, who help drive so many of the activities we do with our accounts. Without our patrons, we wouldn't be able to grow our accounts… Continue reading Spring Drive: Support Beneath the Tangles and Win Re:ZERO Swag
Hey, otaku! As I'm sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I'm kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Continue reading Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!
Welcome to the second post in our series on character comparisons in Fate Apocrypha and how they are key when analyzing anything Fate. A topic I've written on before has reappeared in this series, how we all naturally become like whatever we set on our highest altar and how this principle demonstrates the importance of headship. The… Continue reading Fate Apocrypha: Justice and Madness
I was a little late to the Re:ZERO game, avoiding the series until after the white whale arc ended, so I wasn't able to participate in all the hubbub regarding Rem's confession and Subaru's mystifying response to her. But even without watching, I quickly became familiar with that scene that brought so many emotional reactions… Continue reading Deserving Rem
(Note: this "first impresssions" post covers both episodes 1 and 2.) Karen is a college student who has quite the complex over her tall height. She takes an interest in VR games since they allow her to live a different life, but as she tries out various games, their randomly-generated avatars are all tall girls… Continue reading First Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
After securing Kaname Chidori's safety and deciding to stay in his position as her bodyguard, Sousuke Sagara continues to try to live out a normal high school existence. However, off another defeat at the hands of Sousuke and Mithril, Amalgam has decided to become more aggressive in both its fight against the anti-terrorist organization and… Continue reading First Impressions: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
While anime conventions and anime blogging seem to be two neighbors on the same street, they're drastically different culturally (though perhaps not unrelated on a spiritual level). Conventions are a brand new world for many of us, including myself and Annalyn, who recently attended her first con. But that's an awesome thing for this blog,… Continue reading Interview with Mirei and Dancing Dolls R
A huge part of the wonderful experience of being an otaku is going to conventions! I am not new to the convention world. I’ve been to all sorts of conventions around the west coast and Hawaii and I’ve even given a few panels. But even after all that, I was not prepared for Sakuracon 2018… Continue reading How to Survive Sakura Con