I’ll admit it: I have an agenda. It is my goal to spread the word about Kageki Shojo!! and inspire more anime and manga fans to check out this delightfully comedic, surprisingly deep, and altogether beautifully-crafted series! The story follows the ups and downs and all round antics of a group of theatre-girl hopefuls (or… Read More Kageki Shojo!! Manga Review, Vols. 0-5 (for manga-only readers)
Volume four of The Executioner and Her Way of Life marks a major shift in the series—and it’s one for the better. While the previous volumes had each focused on a specific villain that needed to be defeated, against the backdrop of Menou’s decision not to assassinate Akari, this one takes a totally different route,… Read More Review: The Executioner and Her Way of Life, Vol. 4
Gene Fini loves movies. He’s loved them for a long time. But more than movies, Gene loves movie-making. Whether it’s someone crossing the sidewalk against the bustle of a crowded city street, bathed in the light of a summer sunrise, or the continual flow of humanity in and out of an office building, hope or… Read More Review: Pompo the Cinéphile
Here on the Beneath the Tangles, we recently kicked off a video series called the ABCs of Shojo Manga, and today we are here to continue the fun! Last time, we featured the letter “A” and today, we’re onto the letter “B”! I found there were quite a few shojo manga titles that started with… Read More The Fun Continues in Finding Shojo Manga with the Letter “B”!
Han Solo, He-Man, my dad, and Jesus Christ. These were my heroes as a kid. I would weave stories about them in my head, filling in the gaps as needed (this was the 80s after all—emotionally available men and endless streaming episodes of Masters of the Universe weren’t yet accessible). The myths and narratives I… Read More Review: Piccolo Is Black: A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Pop Culture