Part of what makes an action scene captivating is when it feels spontaneous, as if anything could happen at any time. Although always carefully orchestrated, it feels like there’s a lack of control in what’s portrayed. That kind of realism can make shounen action scenes great and the absence can make them boring. The final… Read More Iida Tenya and Learning to Lose Control
“Ripples,” the new single from Rie Fu, releases this Friday, November 30th. For Rié, as she’s now professionally known, “Ripples” isn’t just the next song in a career dating back to her teens, but a mile marker on a journey that’s both moving forward and in a circle, one that began in 2005 when she… Read More For Rie Fu, Music (and Life) is Like a Boat, a Circle, and an Adventure
I don’t do Black Friday—at least not in the way I used to. Several years back, I was in the crowds, getting in line early for all the deals, but I don’t do that anymore. Nowadays, I usually go later in the day and evening and pick up just a few items, and rarely any… Read More My Black Friday Anime Pickups
We are super excited for GKIDS’ release of Mirai, the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda, director of The Boy and the Beast and Wolf Children, among other gems. They are screening the film in theaters on November 29th and 30th, and December 5th and 8th. To celebrate, we’re giving away a pair of tickets for… Read More Win Two Tickets to Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai!
Gobble, gobble folks! Happy Thanksgiving! As you watch Goku fly over New York City, root on your favorite football teams (Go Bears!), and chow down on turkey and the fixins, we at Beneath the Tangles hope that you’re also spending precious time with loved ones. It’s often challenging and uncomfortable to be with family, but… Read More Happy Thanksgiving from Beneath the Tangles!
This week on the TangleCast, Team Anchester, anchored (and followed-up…and written…and produced…and all other things…) by Matthew, asks the question: How exactly did Beneath the Tangles get to where it is today? The site’s founder, TWWK (Charles), joins him to regale the listeners with tales of old (hey, eight years is a pretty long time in aniblogging) and gives some hints as to where the website might be heading in the future.
Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): What is one of the things that you appreciate about what we do at Beneath the Tangles?… Read More TangleCast 40: Birth of the Tangles
We’ve been going strong with the light novel club for much of 2018 (six novels completed!), so I was going to have us take a break over the holidays, but then I saw that volume two of the True Tenchi Muyo! light novels just came out, and I couldn’t help myself! I’ll be doing a… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…True Tenchi Muyo! Vol 2 (Yosho)