First Impression: Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

Sueharu Maru, a.k.a. Haru, found a first love in Kachi, a budding novelist and one of the school’s top beauties. His childhood friend, Kuroha, is another popular girl in the school, and had even confessed to–and gotten turned down by–Haru earlier. But then Haru finds out that Kachi is already in a relationship with the… Read More First Impression: Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose

To Your Eternity, Episode 1: The Fear and Failure of Leaving Home

I didn’t know what to expect going into episode one of To Your Eternity. After watching it, I honestly still don’t know much regarding this series and where it’s headed, though Negativesprimes drops some hints in his first impression piece. What I do know is that this anime, based on a well-regarded manga by Yoshitoki… Read More To Your Eternity, Episode 1: The Fear and Failure of Leaving Home

Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until cool, collected Mogami comes along, stealing not only Ichinose’s popularity, but also his heart. I’m a total sucker for the Mogami type in manga and anime—the tall,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

Violet Evergarden, Purpose in Pain, and a New Geek Devotional

Today on Beneath the Tangles, I’m happy to present a sample devotional from Thy Geekdom Come (Vol. 2), the latest release from Mythos Ink. Written by Shaneen Thompson, who along with myself and many other writers contributed to this latest collection, it explores one of our favorite series, Violet Evergarden, and its connection to how… Read More Violet Evergarden, Purpose in Pain, and a New Geek Devotional