In lieu of working through my current backlog of anime, I’ve instead been streaming through Ace of Diamond with my family. I’m a fan of sports anime, and enjoy baseball in real life (blame Ken Burns’ Baseball and a man crush on Bob Costas), so it’s a wonder I never watched this series until now.… Read More Pitching and Working Out of a Dead End
What I’ve noticed about so many anime fans is that they don’t have just a desire to consume, but also to create. Innovation runs through otaku veins, but without the proper skills, they’re left at a dead end, frustrated at the desire to create something of significance, but without the skillset to get there. I’m… Read More Sign Up for the “Novel Structure According to Harry Potter” Course with a Special Discount!
Do you ever receive recommendations for anime or manga? When I do, I often answer with the generic response, “I’ll add it to my watchlist.” Oh, the watchlist. What should be a wonderful group of entertainment choices instead becomes a terror, an ever-growing burden. At least that’s how I see it. Like the National Debt,… Read More Letting Go of My Watch List (And Letting Go in Life)
Steam had its summer sale not long ago, and I picked up a few visual novels to try. Each is available for both Mac and PC. Magical Diary: Horse Hall Magical Diary: Horse Hall is a very “meh” sort of visual novel. Bland backgrounds, forgettable music, and somewhat ugly character sprites do nothing to salvage… Read More A Trio of Visual Novel Reviews
As the long toward rehabilitation, healing, and justice begins, we want to continue to keep the victims of the KyoAni fire in our thoughts, prayers, and action. A couple of financial outlets towards helping the victims have been made available, and we encourage you to check those out. But we also want to partner with… Read More Folding Cranes for KyoAni
Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
As we at Beneath the Tangles and Anime Pop Heart go silent today in remembrance of the KyoAni Fire victims and their loved ones, we encourage you to do the above: to pray, give, and love. For in these ways, we not only help the hurting to heal, but also become that which we want… Read More Pray. Give. Love.
Sonia Summers is a cop from Lower Town, which looks very much like New York City (I’m from there, so I know) who was transferred to Upper Town. It’s like Uptown or Downtown, basically. She is taken for a drive around the city, quickly realizing how corrupt even the police are by accepting bribes from… Read More First Impression: Bem
Today’s guest post is written by Amy Covel, a Baptist PK and a published author who writes about old fashioned ideals with a modern style. Her inspirational pieces can be read in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, and her poetry, published in The Penmen Review and The Titan Promethean, remind readers to embrace… Read More 5 Reasons Why Manga is the Perfect Medium for Presenting Classic Literature
We have a new contender in the Summer 2019 Isekai Battle Royale! This time our protagonist is Masato, who has an overly doting mother. After filling out a survey on his relationship with his mom, a mysterious informant arrives and allows him to fulfill one of his dreams: get sent to the world of a… Read More First Impression: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?