I headed to my church’s sunrise service this morning to celebrate Easter. Worshiping as the sun rises emphasizes the hope of this day, the promise that we’re made alive because of that morning some 2,000 years ago when Jesus left the tomb. I hope you’ll attend a church service today to celebrate the hope we… Read More Happy Easter!
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Lost Singer, the latest novel in the Rascal series, begins with Sakuta attending a college mixer. You know, one of those events where college students in Japan hang out at an izakaya, sipping on beers, ordering appetizers, and flirting mingling with each other? Sounds like fun, right? While it… Read More Rascal Does Not Dream of Making a Friend at a Mixer and on Easter Sunday
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and light novels. This is our second year marking the holiday in this way. When I started this project last year, I was under the impression that these… Read More Celebrating the Women of the Anime, Manga & Light Novel Industries
I decided to do a photoshoot of Chun-Li from Street Fighter to celebrate the Lunar New Year! We used to celebrate when I was a kid and it was always a fun time for me. For those of you who do not know, I am Chinese, Thai, and white! This cosplay felt strangely nostalgic, especially… Read More Cosplay Beats: Kicking Off Lunar Year with Chun-Li
We’re less than a week out from Valentine’s Day which might not be everyone’s favorite holiday, but anime certainly loves it with vigor. Paris, Tyler, and Twwk (sitting in for Mike) explore love—including agape love—in Darling in the Franxx, A Silent Voice, and Clannad, and chat about other series for those who love Valentine’s Day… Read More Tangle x Cast 9: Valentine’s Day and Agape Anime
2022 is almost at an end! We’re happy that you’ve been a part of our grand adventure this past year. We added Tiktok to our platforms, relaunched the Tangle x Cast, reviewed hundreds of manga and light novels, gave you our initial thoughts on dozens of anime airing each season, crowned a new champion in… Read More From 2022 to 2023: Peaceful Endings and Exciting Beginnings
The Christmas episode of R.O.D the TV centers on a classic Christmas miracle, where a little orphan girl on the verge of freezing and starving is adopted into a loving home just in time. For added Yuletide appeal, the entire drama plays out beneath the loving gaze of Mother Mary and Baby Jesus in an… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: R.O.D the TV’s Slow, Strange Christmas Miracle