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
The Summer 2018 anime season is now well underway, so here is a post wrapping up this season’s “first impressions.” In case you’re late in starting the anime season, here are all the full first impressions we have written this season, listed in alphabetical order: Angels of Death Chio’s School Road Free! – Dive to… Read More First Impression Summer 2018 Wrap-Up
Picking up where season two, Eternal Summer, left off, Free! Dive to the Future takes us from high school to university. Haru has opted to attend a large university with a swim team so he can pursue his swimming goals. There, he reunites with old rivals like Kisumi and a friend from his early swimming… Read More First Impressions: Free! – Dive to the Future
Working Buddies! 2! (Hataraku Onii-san! No 2!) is the long awaited second season of Working Buddies. And by long awaited, I mean I’m probably the only one super hyped about it. Each episode of this short form series is 4 minutes long and follows two anthropomorphic cats doing odd jobs during college. Our lead cats are a… Read More First Impression: Working Buddies! 2!
With the Spring 2018 season now behind us, the staff at Beneath the Tangles decided to take a look back at the season and I asked them the following questions: What was the biggest surprise of the Spring 2018 season? What was your favorite series? The team’s answers are below the fold:
HANEBADO! is a sports anime about badminton, a sport you don’t often hear people talking about all that much. Based on a manga of the same name, the series follows Ayano Hanesaki who is naturally gifted at badminton. She starts out unmotivated, but eventually gets motivated from the drive and intensity of Nagisa Aragaki. The episode begins… Read More First Impression: HANEBADO!