All year long, I’ve been posting Throwback Thursday columns as we celebrate ten years in existence. It’s been a lot of fun digging through old posts and memories and recollecting life and aniblogging, but I think it’s well past time to get some other folks involved, those particularly vital in keeping this ministry on track… Read More Throwback Thursday: Revisiting Former Columns
What do you do, and how do you move forward, after you’ve experienced a bittersweet, youthful love? Happy-Go-Lucky Days, currently streaming at the Asian Pop-up Cinema Festival, examines these questions through three stories, each particular in a variety of ways, but all connected by same threads of sadness, joy, and maturation. Those who have read… Read More Review: Happy-Go-Lucky Days
Yusaku Godai is done with his fellow residents at their boarding house. Between voyeur and expert instigator Yotsuya, rarely clothed hostess, Akemi, and gossip queen, Mrs. Ichinose (and her rambunctious son), Godai can’t the find the quiet he needs to study for his second go at college entrance exams. And just as he’s about to… Read More Maison Ikkoku: Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1
Ten years ago today, we posted our very first article, and with that, a ministry was born! I’ve said as much before, but at the time, I had no inkling that we’d last ten months, much less ten years. I was very aware of a bad personal habit of giving up on hobbies and plans… Read More Happy 10th Birthday to Us!
The first two chapters of High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku dropped this week on Shonen Jump. This new series is from the mind of Ryou Nakama, the mangaka who brought us the slacker samurai series the Chronicles of Isobe. His new series is in a modern setting and centers on a teenage boy named Kotaro… Read More Manga First Impressions: High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
It’s on! And it’s Ami! Our next Toradora watch party is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 9th at 7pm Central / 8pm ET! Come join Chickennuggee as she hosts episodes 5 and 6 of the classic series and chats with you as we stream. We’ll post the link shortly before airtime on our watch party… Read More Watch Episodes 5 and 6 of Toradora with us on Wednesday!
The final panels of Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) volume three weren’t merely a tease; the entirety of volume four deals with the repercussions of the striking and perhaps alarming kiss between Rio and Akari. As expected due to the constant attention she’s put into developing their brother-sister relationship, as well… Read More Review: Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 4
Shonen Jump’s newest series is Phantom Seer. The artwork is done by Kento Matsuura, who does a fantastic job developing a new world setting. But what is kind of world has he creating? I’ll tell you. The story begins with an introduction to Riku Aibetsu, a teenage girl who seems to be able to sense… Read More Manga First Impression: Phantom Seer
“Would you consider joining our team?” I have to admit, when I saw those words appear on my screen a few months ago, I was beyond stunned. Me? You want ME to join up with Beneath the Tangles?! Me? A guy who updates his own blog once a year AT BEST?! Me? A guy who… Read More The Samurai Steps Out on Faith…
I’m happy to announce that we’ll be having our first ever watch party this coming Saturday, August 15th on Amazon Prime, as we dive into the first two episodes of the beloved romantic comedy (dramedy?), Toradora! If you’ve never watched the show, this is a great opportunity to start! Just this morning, I ranked it… Read More Join Us This Saturday for a Toradora Watch Party!