Often times in the otaku community, you hear a lot of diverse thoughts on certain manga. Some positive, some negative, and some a mix of both. Maybe it’s because fall is here or because of seeing vampire reads popping up on my social media feeds, but I decided to step outside my comfort zone (I’ve… Read More Vampires, Mysteries, & Dangers, Oh My!: A Manga Review of Rosen Blood
Lovers of kawaii culture, I have a subscription box recommendation just for you! I recently discovered YumeTwins, a monthly subscription box service that sends kawaii goodies right to your door from Tokyo, and let me tell you, it is SO cute! It was like an explosion of happiness that made my day twice over (because… Read More YumeTwins November Unboxing!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba season two is here and the first episode started out with a fiery bang! If you’ve seen the movie, Mugen Train, you can be encouraged to know that this whole episode centers around the passionate Rengoku and delivers all the happy vibes that I was hoping for (especially in light of… Read More First Impression: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Season Two)
Spooky season is upon us, and if you’re like me and not super fond of spooky but want to enjoy some of this month’s festive excitement, then I have the perfect manga title for you! Rozi in the Labyrinth was the mystery pickup during the recent manga shopping trip here on Beneath the Tangles and… Read More A Perfect Cute Spooky Read | Manga Review of Rozi in the Labyrinth
When a manga reminds you of the joy and wonder of a younger protagonist, it is indeed a special one. Witch Hat Atelier was a manga I hadn’t been super curious about even though I had seen it in bookstores. However, thanks to a recommendation that helped improvise on the lack of magical girl at… Read More Embrace Your Inner Child & The Beauty of Magic: Video Review of Witch Hat Atelier
Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping? Laura shops for a mystery and magical girl manga this time around!… Read More Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping?
What does it mean to be in the world but not of it as a creator (John 15:18-19) who focuses on spotlighting manga? This is a question I have been deeply pondering as of late. Recently on my personal social media profiles, I’ve gradually (or not so gradually) made a transition where I am almost… Read More Loving Manga Isn’t Purposeless: Our Passion Has Eternal Value
Long time ago, I only read novels. And in that novel reading, dark fantasy was surprisingly one of my favorite genres of fantasy. I say surprisingly because when it comes to manga, I prefer lighter and humorous stories. While I will read the occasional “darker manga,” it’s not too often that I pick it up.… Read More Something’s Wrong With This Fairy Tale: A Video Review of Fairy Tale Battle Royale
The shoujo genre has quickly become one of my favorite manga genres. While sports manga and sports-themed manga is still my favorite, when I browse my shelves, I can’t deny that shoujo dominates my bookcase compared to other genres. I don’t necessarily mind this, thought I’ve begun to recognize themes and tropes that are common… Read More Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya
In episode seventeen of Demon Slayer, I saw myself in the cowardly and sniveling Zenitsu. And I hated it. Up to this point, Zenitsu had been one of my least favorite characters because, in so many ways, I felt he was the complete opposite of Tanjiro. Brave, selfless, and with a personal drive to help those… Read More Thunderclap and Flash: When Zenitsu Struck My Heart