The leaves are falling, the heat is ceasing, and the smell of PSLs are in the air…well, maybe none of those are quite true for you yet, depending on where you are (although here’s betting pumkin spice lattes are in the hands of people all around you!). But here’s a sure sign of autumn: The… Read More Fall 2021 Anime Preview
Greetings, Tangles readers! Yesterday, Twwk posted an excellent article to kick off our deep dive into the Bunny Girl Senpai series. Twwk’s article focused largely on Sakuta’s character: his selfless, genuine love for Mai and his transparent, authentic self. But of course, Sakuta’s character isn’t all sunshine. As Twwk points out, he tends to dance… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 2: To Drop or Not to Drop
It’s been three years now since Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai aired, but the series is experiencing a revival as of late—at least when it comes to our site. I’ve been rewatching the anime and posting screencaps on Instagram; we’re discussing the second light novel in the series, Rascal Does Not Dream… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 1: Acknowledging Who You Are
The aquatope on white sand, which has proved to be one of my favorite shows this season, has taken quite a somber turn in recent episodes. We’d received hints throughout the season that Kukuru’s ambitions to save Gama Gama Aquarium from its watery grave would be in vain, but until very recently there were still… Read More Aquatope E11: With You at the End of the Siege
Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping? Laura shops for a mystery and magical girl manga this time around!… Read More Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping?
The setting is medieval Japan in an era where a loose word against the local lord can cost you your life—or that of your family member, as young Biwa learns tragically in the opening moments of this episode. The child has heterochromia, a fairly common visual trope in anime, but this particular case of the… Read More First Impression: The Heike Story
Your heroes will all eventually let you down. This was a particularly hard lesson for me to learn as I transitioned from childhood into adolescence. We all encounter this feeling to some degree as a part of maturation, but it was maybe especially harsh for one who worshiped at the foot of pop culture and… Read More Never Meet Your Heroes, Right, Renton?
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 5 Having watched (and loved) the Maison Ikkoku series first, I’ve been struck upon this reading of the manga that the pacing is quite different. The length of time it takes for Kyoko and Godai to grow as individuals and grow closer together is what creates both the frustration and… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the… Read More Solo Leveling and the Value of Life
What does it mean to be in the world but not of it as a creator (John 15:18-19) who focuses on spotlighting manga? This is a question I have been deeply pondering as of late. Recently on my personal social media profiles, I’ve gradually (or not so gradually) made a transition where I am almost… Read More Loving Manga Isn’t Purposeless: Our Passion Has Eternal Value