First Impression: Life With an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout

Two “old guys” (32-years-old) go to a mixer to meet girls—or so they claim. Actually, Tachibana secretly hopes Jinguji will finally fall in love with a woman and get hitched. You see, Jinguji is so attractive that no women will give Tachibana the time of day when they’re together. And they’re always together, because Jinguji… Read More First Impression: Life With an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout

First Impression: The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest

Are you tired of the same old isekai formula? Bored of seeing a person from our world die and reincarnate in another world, overpowered and underestimated, surrounded by a beautiful/handsome yet strangely unwanted harem? Have we got a show for you! The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest mixes it up by… having a person… Read More First Impression: The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest

First Impression: Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist

Long-time followers of Beneath the Tangles or my own blog Curiously Dead Cat may know that I have a thing for isekai. I will watch all but the trashiest and most offensive new releases if they include a poor(?) Japanese sap who gets whisked off to a fantasy setting and—oh, the horror!—finds himself or herself… Read More First Impression: Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist

Dr. Steve’s First Impression: Somali and the Forest Spirit

Somali and the Forest Spirit: Given the title, you might be forgiven for thinking one of the main characters is a forest spirit. In fact, the person in question is a golem–a stone “robot” magically animated. Must be something lost in translation here. The golem also reminds me of Dr. Doom from the Fantastic Four… Read More Dr. Steve’s First Impression: Somali and the Forest Spirit