12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 12: Merry Christmas from Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku brought about a revolution in 2007 that has enabled thousands of artists to break into the music industry with self-produced music sung by a popular voice. Within the world of countless Vocaloid songs, the allure of Christmas-themed music was too strong for producers to resist, resulting in a myriad of Vocaloid Christmas covers, and… Continue reading 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 12: Merry Christmas from Hatsune Miku

Secret Santa 2016: Tsuritama

  Tsuritama Tsuritama* (2012 ~ 12 episodes) As is always the case when I (or anyone) participate in Reverse Thieves' Secret Santa, I was given three anime recommendations that my "Secret Santa" selected based on my taste as viewed from my MyAnimeList profile. Having thoroughly enjoyed a number of melancholic, brooding anime like Mushishi and… Continue reading Secret Santa 2016: Tsuritama

TangleCast 35: The Final Fantasy Episode!

Celebrating the recent release of the 10-years-coming Final Fantasy XV,  podcast regulars JP (Japesland) and Casey (CutsceneAddict) join two of our resident Beneath the Tangles gamers, Michael (Samuru) and Josh (JoshW) to discuss the recent Final Fantasy hype as well as the games in the series that have had the biggest personal impact on us individually. As one of the most… Continue reading TangleCast 35: The Final Fantasy Episode!

TangleCast 34: Game – Kantoku-san 2/2

Continuing our game from two weeks ago (JP is a pathological liar), JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) finish questions 2 and 3 of "Kantoku-san." Missed part one of this  month's game series? It's not too late to give it a listen here! As always, every episode of The TangleCast will be covering a different topic, from anime… Continue reading TangleCast 34: Game – Kantoku-san 2/2

TangleCast 33: Not Your Typical Thanksgiving

Instead of celebrating Thanksgiving the boring, old-fashioned way, by sharing what we were most thankful for this year, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) break the mold by investigating the anime they were least thankful this year... and finding a reason why they are thankful they watched it! It's time to dig deep! What was your most disappointing… Continue reading TangleCast 33: Not Your Typical Thanksgiving

TangleCast 32: Game – Kantoku-san 1/2

Every few months, we like to take a couple weeks to play some interactive games. This time around, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) play a game of JP's own creation called "Kantoku-san." What if you were the kantoku of all anime studios in Japan? Listen in and post your own opinions in the comments below! As always,… Continue reading TangleCast 32: Game – Kantoku-san 1/2

Letters from the Editor: I’m Part of the Problem

According to my admittedly rather fallible memory, few anime in the last few years have frustrated me as much as Girlish Number, but I can't help but feel that this is a good sense of frustration. I'm not angry because the anime is terrible, or even because I wish the characters were written differently, but… Continue reading Letters from the Editor: I’m Part of the Problem

TangleCast 31: Otaku Diet

After a serious two-week series on homosexuality, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) decided to take it easy by re-introducing one of our favorite features from our old podcast: Otaku Diet. Every one or two months, when we cover what otaku materials we're consuming, we'll be talking about the manga, anime, visual novel, light novel, or Japanese video game… Continue reading TangleCast 31: Otaku Diet

TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

  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… Continue reading TangleCast 30: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 2/2)

TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)

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… Continue reading TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)