Since Sensei is well known to be the Ebenezer Scrooge of Halloween, it will probably surprise none of you that I’m giving an exam tomorrow. I fully expect several of my students to come dressed for the occasion, though I hope none of them in costumes that will hinder their performance in any way. Goodness… Read More Ask Sensei: Carved Orange Gourd Edition
I think I have a new favourite game, and it’s one that everyone already played over a decade ago. I’m talking, of course, of Cave Story, one of the first really big indie gaming smash hits. It’s a game often talked about in these glowing, reverent tones as being one of those unassailable masterpieces that… Read More Studio Pixel’s Games
Watching Nobunaga no Shinobi (which you can watch at Crunchyroll here) has been interesting as it walks through a period of Japanese history that I know very little about. An interesting item brought up in the show is the historic friendship that arose between Oda Nobunaga and Luís Fróis. Who are these two people? I’m glad you… Read More Newman’s Nook: Nobunaga and Fróis – Friends
There’s a moment in Silence, Martin Scorsese’s powerful film about persecution of Christians in 17th century, where the main character, Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield), whispers, “Am I just praying to silence?” Scorsese’s answer to that question, at the heart of this epic film, may surprise many,—especially those that see him as a director who celebrates… Read More Review: Silence (2016)
Celebrating the recent release of the 10-years-coming Final Fantasy XV, podcast regulars JP (Japesland) and Casey (CutsceneAddict) join two of our resident Beneath the Tangles gamers, Michael (Samuru) and Josh (JoshW) to discuss the recent Final Fantasy hype as well as the games in the series that have had the biggest personal impact on us individually. As one of the most… Read More TangleCast 35: The Final Fantasy Episode!
According to my admittedly rather fallible memory, few anime in the last few years have frustrated me as much as Girlish Number, but I can’t help but feel that this is a good sense of frustration. I’m not angry because the anime is terrible, or even because I wish the characters were written differently, but… Read More Letters from the Editor: I’m Part of the Problem
After a serious two-week series on homosexuality, JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) decided to take it easy by re-introducing one of our favorite features from our old podcast: Otaku Diet. Every one or two months, when we cover what otaku materials we’re consuming, we’ll be talking about the manga, anime, visual novel, light novel, or Japanese video game… Read More TangleCast 31: Otaku Diet