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… Read More TangleCast 29: Homosexuality in Anime (pt. 1/2)
This week we officially kick off a new regular TangleCast special that features members of the Beneath the Tangles staff who don’t normally appear on the podcast. To get things started, JP (Japesland) and Kaze chat with one of our longtime writers, Lynna, about a style of post in which she has accumulated significant experience: episodic articles. Over the… Read More TangleCast 28: Writing Episodically (Staff Feature: Lynna)
I think every thoughtful human being on this planet experiences, at some point or another, some sort of identity crisis. We are naturally hypocritical beings, and as such it’s difficult to pinpoint just who we are, and perhaps even more difficult to communicate that identity to others. Every time I compose an article (it’s been… Read More Letters from the Editor: Leading a Triple Life
Now that we’ve had a week of anime to tide us over, the TangleCast crew is back with a real impressions episode! What did the staff think of Yuri!!! on Ice and Vivid Strike? How about Nanbaka, which we expressed great interest in last week? Tune in for JP (Japesland), Jack (R86), and Kaze‘s conversation on these… Read More TangleCast 27: Fall 2016 Season Impressions (for real this time!)
You may be wondering what the BtT crew is thinking about the new anime season that just started… and this episode is probably going to keep you waiting! Okay, so the title of this week’s episode might be a bit misleading… as we won’t have a chance to record our real impressions until after everything… Read More TangleCast 26: Fall 2016 Season Impressions
While Beneath the Tangles still exclusively exists as a volunteer organization, every dollar that is pledged to us through Patreon helps us pay for our server costs each year. And any amount that we raise above our immediate (and foreseeable) needs can be used to reach new audiences through social media advertising services. A contribution… Read More Patreon: September 2016 Thanks!
The Mecca of all things anime! JP (Japesland), Jack (R86), and Kaze are no stranger to discussing their times in Japan, and today they’d like to translate those experiences into a helpful, and hopefully eye-opening discussion on Akihabara. What sort of expectations should an anime fan have when visiting this infamous location, and how about Christian otaku? And be… Read More TangleCast 25: Akihabara
In an attempt to answer the million dollar question (in the title of the episode!), JP (Japesland), Jack (R86), and Kaze discuss their views on the questionable quality of anime in recent seasons, and the apparent lack of new classics springing up in recent years. Is anime actually getting worse, or is it just an product of watching too… Read More TangleCast 24: Is Anime Getting Worse?
Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn’t have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Read More TangleCast 23: Game Week 2
Concluding our series on our favorite anime, JP (Japesland) and Kaze take the conversation in a very different direction, instead defining “favorite” (the quotes in the title are on purpose!) as “most impactful.” Many of you are likely familiar with Kaze’s strict anime grading standards, so his unique pick may surprise you! Also, we managed not to spoil it… Read More TangleCast 22: Our “Favorite” Anime – Kaze