Almost there! After almost a decade of slowly moving through the series, and starting with the franchise well before that, I’ve almost made my way to the end of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. You, the Beneath the Tangles community, helped me choose this series to complete, and I’ve given a few updates as I’ve made my… Read More Finishing FMAB: Episode 59
It’s been more than 25 years since the first Tenchi Muyo! OVA was distributed. My recollection of the first two OVAs is still crystal clear because of my obsession with the series when I was younger, but everything else Tenchi-related has either dimmed or remains a blank spot in my fandom memory. But the upcoming… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Catching Up with Tenchi Muyo!
Haruo isn’t good at much—his grades are poor and he doesn’t have any innate talent, except his skill at video games. He consider the arcade his domain, a practice facility for a career playing games, the place where he can excel at something, but that fortress is impeded upon by Akira, the all-everything ojou-san from… Read More First Impression: Hi Score Girl
Iori Kitahara is in an exciting time of life—he is about to start college and to do so, he’s moving to a sea-side town with relatives he hasn’t seen in years. And this transition won’t be a peaceful one—beautiful women, bitter cousins, very persuasive diving club members, an otaku rival, and drinking—lots of drinking—bid him… Read More First Impression: Grand Blue Dreaming
A few weeks ago, I asked the Beneath the Tangles community to choose an anime for me to watch this summer out of a group that I’ve been meaning to watch or which I had begun, but hadn’t finished. There were a few popular choices, but I’ve honed in on the one that I most… Read More Finishing FMAB: Episodes 54 and 55
When Aoi Mashiro walks into Kura, an antiques store in Kyoto she doesn’t find the owner there, or the owner’s son. Instead, she’s greeted by Kiyotaka Yagashira, a graduate student known to the locals as “Holmes.” Although young and serving as an apprentice, Holmes is no novice—his knowledge of antiques and ability to discover a… Read More First Impression: Holmes of Kyoto
We’ve just concluded the third book in our light novel club series, but it’s time to forge ahead and move to the next one! While the last two selections were in the new style of digital releases, our newest takes us back in time to Toonami and the birth of the anime fandom for many… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…The True Tenchi Muyo Light Novel (Vol 1)!