TangleCast 81: Growth and Struggle at Howl’s Moving Castle

We’re baaaaack! The TangleCast returns from its a summer break with another topic and a tweaked format! Holly, Peter, and David take a dive into the Hayao Miyazaki classic, Howl’s Moving Castle, and particularly look at what parts of the movie hit them in just the right spots, and what those scenes might reveal about… Read More TangleCast 81: Growth and Struggle at Howl’s Moving Castle

Guest Post: Love, Christianity, and Other (True) Delusions

Today’s guest post is by sleepminusminus, who previously wrote a wonderful article on Hyouka for us. Today, he posts on another beloved anime of that era: Chuunibyou, Love, and Other Delusions. I love Chuunibyou. If I’m being honest, it’s because it’s cute. But if I’m being more reflective, it’s because the show is rich with… Read More Guest Post: Love, Christianity, and Other (True) Delusions

Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 11: A Genuine Confession

“Allow me the privilege of distorting your life.” Only Hikki would make his love confession in such a way. But isn’t that just like him in the end? It’s as authentic as it is awkward, honest as it is strange, and precisely the proper way for him to end the first journey he was on… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 11: A Genuine Confession

The First Duty of Every Starfleet Otaku is to the Truth, Whether it’s Scientific Truth, or Historical Truth, or Personal Truth

(It’s getting difficult to distinguish between the titles of my posts and the titles of light novels, isn’t it?) You’ve probably heard that the winners write the history books. The victors of various conflicts (military, political, cultural, etc.) fabricate self-glorifying stories at the expense of the losers. Except that’s not how history actually works. Since… Read More The First Duty of Every Starfleet Otaku is to the Truth, Whether it’s Scientific Truth, or Historical Truth, or Personal Truth

Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 10: A Gallant Kind of Love

I haven’t made any qualms about feeling that the final act of Oregairu is the weakest, both in the light novels and thus far, in the anime. But that doesn’t mean I don’t find it to still be extremely well thought out (Wataru Watari used those several years well in completing his series!). This specific… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 10: A Gallant Kind of Love