A Guide (No, Two!) for Jumping into Haibane Renemi

As I worked through the hustle and bustle of my first anime convention, I was tempted to buy a variety of items, but I held back.  I kept my eyes on the prize: an inexpensive box set of Haibane Renmei, a series currently licensed by FUNimation, but out of print.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find an… Continue reading A Guide (No, Two!) for Jumping into Haibane Renemi

Claymore, Episodes 3 and 4: Sinners and Saints in the Holy City

My very favorite manga is the violent series, Claymore, about women who are half-demon (yoma), engineered to destroy other demons.  It may seem an odd pick for me, but the last few years I've been engrossed in it like I've been with few other manga.  But it wasn't until recently that I decided to march… Continue reading Claymore, Episodes 3 and 4: Sinners and Saints in the Holy City

So Long, Farewell, We’ll Miss Ya: Eight Great Posts from 2DT

On Tuesday, 2DT, writer-extraordinaire, announced that he was discontinuing his blog.  Although it's sad to see a popular blogger move on, it's not unusual, right?  You'd think so - which is why I was surprised at the sense of melancholy I've felt the last few days.  2DT has been an encouragement to me, but the… Continue reading So Long, Farewell, We’ll Miss Ya: Eight Great Posts from 2DT

Gnostic Haruhism, Buddhist Church of Madoka, and an Animevangelist

In his unique style, Monsieur LaMoe discusses how karmic religions intertwine with Aquarion EVOL.  I admit, he lost me before I was halfway through.  I did enjoy his pronouncement of Maaya Sakamoto as an "animevangelist," however. [Anime Diet] The author of the new Cyberpunk Otaku blog posts a bit about her religious beliefs. [Cyberpunk Otaku]… Continue reading Gnostic Haruhism, Buddhist Church of Madoka, and an Animevangelist

Anime, Manga, and Comic Book Nun Giveaway Winner

Beneath the Tangles' first-ever contest in now complete!  I drew a winner of the Chrono Crusade DVD set and Warrior Nun Areala manga, comics, and graphic novels in the most sophisticated way possible - slips in a plastic (not red Solo) cup: Congratulations, Sweetpea (I'll be contacting you in regards to the prizes)!  I expect… Continue reading Anime, Manga, and Comic Book Nun Giveaway Winner

My Soul, You’re Beat! Goodbye to Angel Beats and Chrono Crusade

More than a review or analysis of Angel Beats! and Chrono Crusade, this post is an update to those who may have been following my posts about the series.  To my relief, and possibly to your own, I've decide to discontinue my projects on these two shows. For Angel Beats!, I'd planned on posting an… Continue reading My Soul, You’re Beat! Goodbye to Angel Beats and Chrono Crusade

First Impressions – Senki Zessho Symphogear: Your voice is your weapon.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I’m late out of the starting gate this season for anime. My options on new shows to follow this season slowly deteriorated as the weeks went on with disinterest, especially since I’m still trying to speed through Bakemonogatari in order to see Nisemonogatari, Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki is not being deep… Continue reading First Impressions – Senki Zessho Symphogear: Your voice is your weapon.

Anime in Pakistan, Called to Anime (and Missions), and Review of a Sci-Fi, Religious, Japanese Classic

Ash reviews the Japanese science fiction classic, Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights, released last year by Viz Media.  Much of the review is spent discussing the importance of Christianity and especially Buddhism to the plot. [Experiments in Manga] Aniblogger Zeroe4, who'll be starting DTS training for his mission to Japan in the… Continue reading Anime in Pakistan, Called to Anime (and Missions), and Review of a Sci-Fi, Religious, Japanese Classic

The Great Chrono Crusade and Comic Book Nun Giveaway

Several months ago, I started watching Chrono Crusade, which portrays a young nun and a demon as they try to stop other demons in 1920s New York City.  To celebrate my decision to finally post my final thoughts on the series, I've decide to give away the review copy of Chrono Crusade provided by the… Continue reading The Great Chrono Crusade and Comic Book Nun Giveaway

Nisemonogatari Episode 02: Tempting Encounters (and Encountering Temptation)

The only show this season which I was looking forward to with great anticipation was Nisemonogatari.  It hasn't disappointed so far, revisiting old friends and hooking us with wonderful wordplay and dialogue, not to mention the amazing direction and music. But while watching episode 2, I became very uncomfortable for obvious reasons - it was… Continue reading Nisemonogatari Episode 02: Tempting Encounters (and Encountering Temptation)