Welcome back to Text x Context, where we’re not in Kansas anymore! There’s a running joke among the staff of Beneath the Tangles that C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia is an isekai story. Of course, it isn’t what otaku typically mean when referring to a tale as isekai, but what makes the joke funny… Read More Text x Context: Not in Kansas Anymore
Welcome back to Text x Context, the new BtT feature that examines multiple light novels at the same time! Previously on Text x Context, we began a discussion of the first four volumes of the popular Haruhi Suzumiya series. We had so much to talk about with this thought-provoking story that we needed two posts… Read More The Text x Context of Haruhi Suzumiya, Part II
Welcome to Text x Context, a new Beneath the Tangles feature that explores light novels on a multi-volume scale! With the old Light Novel Club, each post dealt with only one volume at a time and there were often long gaps between posts on the same series, meaning it could take a very long time… Read More The Text x Context of Haruhi Suzumiya, Part I
Just as chapters two and three quickly moved the plot along for The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes, chapter four turned a slice of life / coming of age sort of event into a pair of dramatic, journey-changing one for Kaoru, while chapter five brought the story into its climax. Let’s dig into… Read More Light Novel Club #38: The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes | Chapters 4 – End Discussion
Woah, buddy! The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes is picking up heat in chapters two to three as Kaoru gets to know the volatile Anzu better through a violent bullying incident and then their journey together into the mystery of the tunnel. And we’re here to talk all about it! Hopefully you all… Read More Light Novel Club #38: The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes, Chapters 2-3 Discussion
It’s time to open up the discussion for chapter 38 of our Light Novel Club (LNC)! This time, we’re covering the supernatural romance novel, The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes. Today, we discuss chapter one. Set during the summer in a rural part of Japan, nothing distinguishes the story at first—it features a… Read More Light Novel Club #38: The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes, Chapter 1 Discussion
During our last Light Novel Club meeting, I mentioned some of the changes coming to this column. We’ve been wanting to stir things up, and now feels like the appropriate time to do so as our fearless leader, stardf29, steps down from his role and I take over as club prez. So what does that… Read More Our 38th Next Light Novel Club Selection is The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes!