Each year, Beneath the Tangles runs an event called AniMarch Madness, which pits anime against anime in a playoff-style tournament where voters determine the top anime. It runs through March and into April each year, roughly coinciding with its namesake, the NCAA basketball tournament. It’s an exciting time for you to participate, shouting for joy… Read More AniMarch Madness FAQ
The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select the best anime in all the land! Voting begins on Monday here on the blog and through our various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Entrants… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)
It’s that time of year again! In just a couple of weeks, we start our annual AniMarch Madness tournament where you, our dear readers, determine the best anime by voting on single-elimination matches in a playoff tournament resembling that other, only slightly bigger March Madness. The actual tourney will begin on March 1st, but we’re getting… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: The Play-in Matches
All the votes have been counted for our 2020 Anime March Madness tournament, and we have a champion! Thank you to everyone who participated this year in the voting. We received nearly 16,000 votes during the tournament, the most we’ve had! Nearly 50 anime were voted on through five rounds (plus one play-in round), and… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: And the Champion is…
It’s go time! From the beginning, it seemed destined for Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia, arguably the two most popular anime of the moment, to meet in the finals. They were the top seeds in their respective regions (Shounen / Popular and 2019 Anime) and comfortably made their way to the finals. Here’s how… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Championship Match (My Hero Academia vs. Demon Slayer)
We kicked off the first match of the Final Four (My Hero Academia vs. Kimi ni Todoke) on Monday, and today we have match two to determine who will move on to the championship round next week! Voting closes on the blog at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow, but remember, you can also vote through our Facebook, Twitter,… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Quarterfinal Results and Final Four, Match 2 (Demon Slayer vs. Kakegurui)
NCAA March Madness, in a normal 2020, would have made it through its first two rounds last week. But in the absence of basketball, our own March Madness tourney has taken up the slack, and I gotta say, it’s been an exciting ride as well! Here are the results of last week’s quarterfinal round: (1)… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Quarterfinal Results and Final Four, Match 1 (My Hero Academia vs. Kimi ni Todoke)
We kicked off the first set of matches for the Elite Eight on Monday! While those are closed, we have the last two for you to vote on today, with voting closing at 8:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can also vote through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!
After an eventful first week in which we had a record number of votes, the second round of Anime March Madness was no less contentious. Sixteen teams went in, and now only eight remain. You can vote on the first set of matches this round below (the rest post on Wednesday), but let’s break down… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals
We kicked off the first set of matches for the Sweet Sixteen on Monday! While those are closed, we have four more for you to vote on today, with voting closing at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can also vote through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts!