Interview With Purpleschala: JRPG Pianist, Cosplayer, and Mom

Expressions of anime and video game fandom are ever growing and diverging. Cosplay is of course one of the most popular (so much so that we even have our own cosplayer). So, too, are musical expressions, such as remixing or remaking themes from video games—and from The Legend Of Zelda synthwave album Fire Emblem: Three… Read More Interview With Purpleschala: JRPG Pianist, Cosplayer, and Mom

Lydia Peckham (Katerina from Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop) Joins us Live on Wednesday!

Episode one of the new Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop takes the viewers back to the initial episode of the anime, itself an homage to Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado, and immediately features the sharp acting on display throughout the series, including that of Lydia Peckham—who plays Katerina, a poised, mysterious young woman whose boyfriend is mixed… Read More Lydia Peckham (Katerina from Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop) Joins us Live on Wednesday!

Voice Actress and Anime Scriptwriter Katelyn Barr Talks Ren Sohma, Ryukyu, and How Voiceover is Changing

One of the most prolific anime voice actresses and ADR scriptwriters of the past decade, Katelyn Barr has voiced Ryukyu (My Hero Academia), Ren Soma (Fruits Basket), Baby 5 (One Piece), and Nikki Hanada (Dr. Stone), among many other characters, and written scripts for series like Akame ga Kill, Haikyuu, and The Quintessential Quintuplets. I… Read More Voice Actress and Anime Scriptwriter Katelyn Barr Talks Ren Sohma, Ryukyu, and How Voiceover is Changing

Behind the Curtain on Kageki Shojo!! Interview with Anime Artist Atelier Gokujou, Part II

Have you ever wondered exactly what all goes into making an episode of anime? Or even just one or two seconds of your favorite show? And just how accurate is Shirobako anyhow? Well, now is your chance to find out! Welcome back to Part II of our interview with Atelier Gokujou, an American anime artist… Read More Behind the Curtain on Kageki Shojo!! Interview with Anime Artist Atelier Gokujou, Part II

So You Wanna be an Anime Artist? Interview with American Animator Atelier Gokujou, Part I

You’ve probably noticed by now that here at Beneath the Tangles we are pretty massive fans of Kageki Shojo!!—aka the best series of the summer 2021 season. So imagine the excitement that rippled through our staff discord when an animator on the series, Atelier Gokujou, agreed to an interview! Here in Part I of that… Read More So You Wanna be an Anime Artist? Interview with American Animator Atelier Gokujou, Part I

From ‘Lowest Low’ to Horimiya, Marisa Duran Rises from Depression to Acting and Life Success

When Horimiya premiered during the winter 2021 anime season, it was accompanied by an abundance of buzz. Featuring a beautiful, dreamy quality to the animation, and based on a beloved manga, curiosity for the series was heightened further when Funimation announced a diverse and largely lesser known group of actors for the English voice cast,… Read More From ‘Lowest Low’ to Horimiya, Marisa Duran Rises from Depression to Acting and Life Success

From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path

On occasion, I’ve interviewed voice actors during the evening hours of a convention. It’s not ideal—the guest is often drained by that point, and besides, I feel uneasy about delaying him or her from resting after a demanding day. At Ecchi Expo, and 18+ anime convention I attended last week, rest was what Michaela Jill… Read More From ATLA’s Toph to Studies at Yale, Michaela Jill Murphy Walks Her Own Path