Almost there! After almost a decade of slowly moving through the series, and starting with the franchise well before that, I’ve almost made my way to the end of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. You, the Beneath the Tangles community, helped me choose this series to complete, and I’ve given a few updates as I’ve made my… Read More Finishing FMAB: Episode 59
It’s been more than 25 years since the first Tenchi Muyo! OVA was distributed. My recollection of the first two OVAs is still crystal clear because of my obsession with the series when I was younger, but everything else Tenchi-related has either dimmed or remains a blank spot in my fandom memory. But the upcoming… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Catching Up with Tenchi Muyo!
In lieu of writing something, I thought I’d share some of my fan art. I actually find fan art to be one of the trickier things to do—reverse-engineering someone else’s character takes you outside of your own habits and comfort zone. But for that reason it can also be very instructive. Unfortunately, no real thematic… Read More Josh’s Fan Art Gallery
The two Christian characters of Fate Apocrypha are our final subject in this series. Amakusa Shiro Tokisada and Jeanne d’Arc are keystone examples of the recurring “first rule of Fate club:” every character in the series is wrong on some level. But while those characters may meet or fall short of the standard from moment… Read More Fate Apocrypha: Gno-ing Better and Actually Doing It
Karen Aijo is a student at Seisho Music Academy, where she and several other students are studying and training to become skilled musical actors. She has trouble waking up in the morning and is nowhere near the top of the class, but she loves musical theater and wants to fulfill a promise she made with… Read More First Impressions: Revue Starlight
Haruo isn’t good at much—his grades are poor and he doesn’t have any innate talent, except his skill at video games. He consider the arcade his domain, a practice facility for a career playing games, the place where he can excel at something, but that fortress is impeded upon by Akira, the all-everything ojou-san from… Read More First Impression: Hi Score Girl
Iori Kitahara is in an exciting time of life—he is about to start college and to do so, he’s moving to a sea-side town with relatives he hasn’t seen in years. And this transition won’t be a peaceful one—beautiful women, bitter cousins, very persuasive diving club members, an otaku rival, and drinking—lots of drinking—bid him… Read More First Impression: Grand Blue Dreaming