Hey guys, Josh here, and….hoo boy…do I have a one for you. I should’ve known that this new series would be something…special…when even after much discussion, NOBODY at Beneath the Tangles volunteered to take it on. But me being the foolish dope I am, I jumped at the chance…and I now question everything. You would… Read More First Impression: Girlfriend, Girlfriend
I don’t even know where to begin. Our protagonist is a middleschooler with a freakish knack for being present at crime scenes and other dangerous situations. When a flight attendant starts asking if there’s a detective aboard the plane, the girl in the seat next to him claims to be a detective, and spontaneously appoints… Read More First Impression: The Detective Is Already Dead
Minato wakes at the hospital, vaguely remembering a ball floating over water and surrounded by light. A girl, his younger sister, is telling him of his day. She is going to go, so he greets her. She screams. As it turns out, he has been comatose for more than six months after a car accident.… Read More First Impression: Re-Main
For unknown reasons, a witch curses a young boy with Deathtouch: any living thing he touches will die. The boy (whose name wasn’t revealed in this episode) happens to be the eldest son of a duke, and his family banishes him to live alone in a distant villa. Well, not quite alone. There’s a butler… Read More First Impression: The Duke of Death and His Maid
August 2016. Hashiba Kyouka’s run has finally come to an end. After the game studio he’d been working for closed up shop, leaving him penniless, he had no choice but to take the midnight bus back to his parents’ house. Twenty-eight years old and out of a job, Kyouka’s dreams of becoming a creator are… Read More First Impression: Remake Our Life!
Tsushima is a generously proportioned stray tabby who channels Garfield but with a much deeper voice and infinitely better manners—albeit only towards other cats. When it comes to humans, not so much. Which is only amplified by the fact that he can talk, and people can hear him. If I write any more than this… Read More First Impression: I, Tsushima
College student and aspiring bureaucrat Souma Kazuya is alone after the death of his last relative, his grandfather. Some of said grandfather’s advice to Souma was to start a family so he wouldn’t be alone. Change of scene: a fantasy world imperiled by monsters. The kingdom of Elfrieden resorts to a centuries-old hero summoning ritual,… Read More First Impression: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
The Red Flower Opera Music School (Kouka for short), trains young women for the all-female acting troupe of the same name, and is auditioning its 100th class. With a screening process as demanding as Tokyo University, only 40 girls out of over 1100 candidates make the cut. Among the successful applicants are twins Chika and… Read More First Impression: Kageki Shojo!!
In a steampunk Paris where the men wear top hats and capes and the women faint due to over-tight corsets, vampires—long thought purged from the earth—are hunting humans once again. But there is one man, heir to the book and name of the mythical Vanitas, who is hunting them in return. Rumor of the book’s… Read More First Impression: The Case Study of Vanitas
The metropolis of New Himuka is constantly under threat of invasion by alien creatures called the “Others,” who descend upon the city in waves. To protect New Himuka’s citizens, the Other Suppression Force (OSF) fights these creatures when they invade, and a new set of some 2,000 cadets are graduating today to join the battle.… Read More First Impression: Scarlet Nexus