The Summer 2018 anime season is now well underway, so here is a post wrapping up this season’s “first impressions.” In case you’re late in starting the anime season, here are all the full first impressions we have written this season, listed in alphabetical order: Angels of Death Chio’s School Road Free! – Dive to… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
Working Buddies! 2! (Hataraku Onii-san! No 2!) is the long awaited second season of Working Buddies. And by long awaited, I mean I’m probably the only one super hyped about it. Each episode of this short form series is 4 minutes long and follows two anthropomorphic cats doing odd jobs during college. Our lead cats are a… Read More First Impression: Working Buddies! 2!
With the Spring 2018 season now behind us, the staff at Beneath the Tangles decided to take a look back at the season and I asked them the following questions: What was the biggest surprise of the Spring 2018 season? What was your favorite series? The team’s answers are below the fold:
HANEBADO! is a sports anime about badminton, a sport you don’t often hear people talking about all that much. Based on a manga of the same name, the series follows Ayano Hanesaki who is naturally gifted at badminton. She starts out unmotivated, but eventually gets motivated from the drive and intensity of Nagisa Aragaki. The episode begins… Read More First Impression: HANEBADO!
There are not a lot of anime that I’ve watched with married couples in them. Sure, there are some parents in the background, but showing a married couple at the forefront of the story, doesn’t happen all the time. When it’s all packaged in a short form series, I’m all in favor of checking it… Read More Newman’s Nook: Real Marriage and Short Anime Marriages
Meow Meow Japanese History (Neko Neko Nihonshi) is a short-form anime series where cats reenact various tales from throughout Japanese history. What you are in for is a bunch of silliness, not a treatise on deep theology. That said – I want to touch briefly on the presentation of Christianity in the series. About 1%… Read More Bad Theology in Anime: Meow Meow Japanese History
Not that long ago, I was in the field with a coworker of mine. She was talking about a recent trip she took to Japan. It was a cool conversation and touched on all the fun she had on the trip. She also started to discuss how she had recently gotten into anime. Her boyfriend… Read More Newman’s Nook: Evangelizing the Wrong Thing