Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san) is a short-form anime series (11 minutes) about a bookseller named Honda-san who…has a skull face. He’s a skeleton and the other people who work at this book store are…not exactly human. They’re monsters of some kind and they are here to sell you books and, mostly manga. The first… Read More First Impression: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
With the Summer 2018 season now behind us, the staff at Beneath the Tangles has taken a look back at the season and I asked them the following questions: What was the biggest surprise of the Summer 2018 season? What was your favorite series? The team’s answers are below the fold:
Jingai-san no Yome is an anime series based on a manga series of the same name. The premise of this short form series (3 minute episodes) is that Hinowa Tomari, a male high school student, was selected by a monster known as a Kanenogi to be its wife. The first episode of the series has us watch… Read More First Impression: Jingai-san no Yome
Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei (Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù II) is a short-form sequel anime series to the original Space Battleship Tiramisu which aired in Spring 2018. It picks up right where the original series left off with our hero, mech pilot Subaru Ichinose having crash landed on Earth with is brother, who is an integral part of… Read More First Impression: Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei
Two weeks ago on Newman’s Nook, I spoke of Hanesaki from HANEBADO!. This time, I want to take a different view and talk about Nagisa Aragaki. A fantastic badminton player, Aragaki is the first to the practices and last to leave. She lives and breathes badminton, thinking of almost nothing else as an incredibly focused athlete.
When I first started watching HANEBADO!, I was expecting a sports anime similar to Haikyuu!! but with a predominantly female cast. In some ways, that’s what I got. In many other ways, it is nothing like that at all, the primary difference being the main character, Ayano Hanesaki who’s anger and jealousy define the series… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Anger and Jealousy of Hanesaki
In Episode 6 of Fist of the North Star we are introduced to…God Army. What is “God Army?” It’s a group of soldiers who believe that they are doing the will of their god. Their god is revealed in a later episode, but what they basically believe in is power over all else. They take… Read More Newman’s Nook: The God Army