Spy Classroom, Vol. 1 Spy Classroom is an oddity among light novels: a spy thriller, one clearly taking inspiration from sources like James Bond and Mission: Impossible. And it’s got the best kind of plot twists: the super satisfying ones that you don’t see coming but that in hindsight make you facepalm and say, “Of… Read More Reader’s Corner: Star Wars Rebels (Vol. 2), Junji Ito’s Smashed, and an Animal Crossing Manga
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 5 Having watched (and loved) the Maison Ikkoku series first, I’ve been struck upon this reading of the manga that the pacing is quite different. The length of time it takes for Kyoko and Godai to grow as individuals and grow closer together is what creates both the frustration and… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer
We here at Beneath the Tangles love Toradora. Last year, we did a live watch of every single episode, and have written a number of articles about the series in the past. We’ve read a volume for the Light Novel Club and revisit the Christmas episodes most every year, and Minori Kushieda is our admin,… Read More Cosplay Beats! Taiga Beats!
Is it starting to feel a bit like autumn out there? I hope the weather is cooling a bit and the colors are starting to change, too. And we’ll do our part to make you feel a bit more like its the fall season with this lovely illustration of Nadeshiko and Rin (Laid-back Camp), along… Read More Fanart Friday: Fall Camping with Rin and Nadeshiko
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 7 To no one’s surprise, this lovely manga continues to be sweet and hilarious. Highlights this time include Tsukasa making Nasa do his homework to watch Avengers: Endgame, and the fourth wall-breaking line, “I hope she never reads this manga…” Of note, I felt like this volume had… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance
August 31st was Miku’s 14th birthday. How the years have gone by (though our girl still looks the same)! So this Fanart Friday is dedicated to everyone’s favorite VOCALOID, as we post illustrations from Linfi-MUU, who has created art celebrating Miku’s birthday each of the last three years. ★ 【Linfi-MUU】「 14th / 13th / 12th… Read More Fanart Friday: Happy Birthday, Miku!
Bleach: Special One-Shot Bleach is a polarizing show for many fans, whether bys the way the anime ended in filler episodes or because of the shounen tropes in the manga that don’t always work out. I for one am a fan of the series, so I was excited that a one-shot was released, featured on… Read More Reader’s Corner: Unwanted Undead Adventurer, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Return of Bleach
Since the moment he hit the manga page, readers have been quick to note that Jujutsu Kaisen‘s young sensei, Gojo, looks and acts very similarly to Naruto‘s classic young sensei, Kakashi. Taking to the similarities, many artists have drawn crossover pieces, but perhaps none so thorough as MONO-Land, who also puts other Team 7 members… Read More Fanart Friday: Naruto x Jujutsu Kaisen
Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10 With the recent season long gone and months since volume nine was released, I’ve been suffering from Yuru Camp withdrawal. There’s nothing out there quite like this series, with the sense of peace and fulfillment that it brings (along with plenty of humor). Volume ten, which moves past the point where… Read More Reader’s Corner: Carole and Tuesday, SW Guardians of the Whills, and Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10
A Sign of Affection, Vol. 3 A Sign of Affection continues to sweep me off my feet! Volume three begins with all the giddy expectation that volume two left me on. Yuki and Itsuomi continue their conversation of how far does it go when it comes to Itsuomi and the answer to that question leads to… Read More Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters