Fall 2017 Anime Thoughts

With the close of the Fall 2017 anime season, the Beneath the Tangles decided to look back at the season answering two questions: What was the biggest surprise of this season for you? What was your favorite series of the season? In addition to that - we asked the staff one more question: What was… Continue reading Fall 2017 Anime Thoughts

Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 1: Even If It’s An Unreachable Star

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The second season of Love Live! Sunshine!! has begun, so time to return to my weekly episodic blogs on the show! For those that have not seen the first season or my coverage on it, you can catch up on either Crunchyroll (subbed) or Funimation (sub and dub), and read my earlier posts by searching… Continue reading Love Live! Sunshine!! Season 2 Episode 1: Even If It’s An Unreachable Star

Summer 2017 Anime Thoughts

Just like in Spring 2017, the Beneath the Tangles staff has been asked a few questions about the Summer 2017 season - what was your favorite and what surprised you the most. Their answers follow: Annalyn What was the biggest surprise of the season for you? "Surprise" might be an exaggeration, but I was certainly… Continue reading Summer 2017 Anime Thoughts

Review: Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic science fiction film, will release globally on October 6th. To link the original film with the new one, three shorter pieces were developed; the last of these was created by Shinichiro Watanabe, the great anime director, and explains events in 2022, just three years after those in… Continue reading Review: Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Review: In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World Funimation PG-13 128 minutes At one point during In This Corner of the World, the reflective, violent, and humorous look at the Japanese life near WWII Hiroshima, a character opines that "The past and the paths we did not choose make us who we are today." Though said in… Continue reading Review: In This Corner of the World

Revisiting Ghibli, Genshiken, and Hosoda

Even when you're in the work force and don't get a three-month long break, summer still works differently from the rest of the year. It's a time for vacations, reflection, and though less-so than in years past, reruns. This summer, I've been churning through a number of anime series and shows that I've seen before.… Continue reading Revisiting Ghibli, Genshiken, and Hosoda

Coffee Review: Georgia MAX Coffee, Hachiman’s Obsession

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Even if you're not an otaku, it's undeniable that the depiction of food in anime is enough to get anyone's taste buds tingling. From Spirited Away to Shokugemi no Souma, there's no shortage of series and movies that feature wonderfully animated food that you can almost taste. I've tried my hand at a number of… Continue reading Coffee Review: Georgia MAX Coffee, Hachiman’s Obsession

Spring 2017 Anime Thoughts

This season, the Beneath the Tangles team decided to do something a little differently. Instead of asking every staff member for  a number of detailed reviews, we are asking each staff member who watched new anime during the Spring 2017 two questions: What was the biggest surprise of this season for you? What was your… Continue reading Spring 2017 Anime Thoughts

First Impressions: Elegant Yokai Apartment Life

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Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Youkai Apato no Yuuga na Nichijou) is a new anime series this summer based on a light novel series of the same name. The story follows Yushi Inaba, a teenager entering into high school. After his parents passed away when he was in middle school following a vehicle accident, Inaba moved in… Continue reading First Impressions: Elegant Yokai Apartment Life

Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 3/3)

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Annalyn - 9/10 The first season of Rakugo Shinjuu captured me through, among other things, its beautiful animation and music, fantastic storytelling, fallible and relatable characters, and skilled use of motifs like candles and specific rakugo stories. It was real and painful and lovely.… Continue reading Winter Anime 2017 Review (Part 3/3)