Recently, I’ve been on a Kyoto Animation spree. It probably started after I realized that continuous rewatches of Chuunibyou were probably not good for my productivity or my long-term enjoyment of anime. But I was infatuated with the irresistible charm of their storytelling. It’s really a testament to how well an animation studio does their… Read More Tamako and Kobayashi at the Thanksgiving Table
The 2018 film, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, combines the techniques and style of recent Shikai films with all the sadness of romantic fare like Your Lie in April—and with fans of both types on our TangleCast team, you can bet they were impacted by this gem of a movie! Come listen to Peter,… Read More TangleCast 83: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
In Aomori, on the northern tip of Tohoku and across the Tsugaru Straight from Hokkaido, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri grow up in a world that has veered toward a different path than our own. The Union, developed from Communist states, has grown—not diminished—in power, and now occupies Hokkaido, restored to its former name of Ezo,… Read More Review: The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Novel)
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 15th through 21st! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you among the lucky ones to procure… Read More Doki Doki News: PS5 Sales, the Shirobako Movie, and Kishimoto to Boruto!
The year is 2301 A.D. If you’re a Klingon, it’s a great year for a nice, sweet, warm Bloodwine. However, if you’re 15-year-old Akari Mizunashi, it’s a great year to make a major life-changing move to make your dreams come true. To each their own, really. Our salmon-haired girl is on her way from Manhome… Read More Review: Aria the Animation (Blu-Ray)
Today we continue a final series of Throwback Thursday posts that run through the end of 2020 and help in celebrating our 10th anniversary! Twwk returns to one of this blog’s original columns, “The Invisible God,” in today’s article. We hope you’ll enjoy, and also continue to stay tuned as other current and former writers… Read More Throwback Thursday: The Invisible God and A Place Further Than the Universe
Most relationships in life are fleeting—they last a few weeks or months or years, and then either disappear or fall into the long lull of hibernation, awakening only occasionally for a quick chat or “Happy birthday” message. But even among these more temporal relationships, there are a few for each person that were once so… Read More The Intensity and Love of a Pancreas-Eating Relationship
In a recent episode, the TangleCast crew tackled a Hayao Miyazaki’s classic film (based on the classic story), Howl’s Moving Castle. Among the topics they covered was how the anime’s most impactful moments. Watch Holly, Peter, and David discuss some of them below, which all revolve around the master’s animation, infused by his creativity and emotion.… Read More Video: The TangleCast Crew Discusses Impactful Moments and Animation of Howl’s Moving Castle
I think the best word to describe Noragami Aragoto, the second season of the series about a little known god of calamity, is surprising. After an initial series that was sometimes very good (as in the arc about Yukine and Yato’s blight), but also sometimes bad (as in the anime-original conclusion) and ultimately uninspiring, season… Read More Yatogami and the Disappearing Yahweh
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 8th through 14th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Excited for Earwig and the Witch? Do you… Read More Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer Movie, Seven Deadly Sins, and New Studio Ghibli!