First Impressions Spring 2018 Wrap-Up

The Spring 2018 anime season is now well underway, so here is a post to wrap up this season's "first impressions" period. In case you're late in starting the anime season, here are all the full first impressions we have written this season, listed in alphabetical order: 3D Kanojo Real Girl Caligula (plus Sakura-Con coverage!)… Continue reading First Impressions Spring 2018 Wrap-Up

Sensei Ask You: Soviet Russia Edition

What kind of teacher never asks his students questions? A very strange one, to say the least. (That's enough giggling, Shiraishi-kun.) So just to change things up, today we'll pretend we're in Soviet Russia. Because in Soviet Russia, you do not ask Sensei. Sensei ask you! One question I've always wanted to ask about anime is… Continue reading Sensei Ask You: Soviet Russia Edition

Spring Drive: Support Beneath the Tangles and Win Re:ZERO Swag

Although we've grown by leaps and bounds, especially via social media, Beneath the Tangles remains a close-knit community, consisting of our group of committed writers and staff, loyal followers, and  patrons, who help drive so many of the activities we do with our accounts. Without our patrons, we wouldn't be able to grow our accounts… Continue reading Spring Drive: Support Beneath the Tangles and Win Re:ZERO Swag

Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!

Hey, otaku! As I'm sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I'm kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Continue reading Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!

Fate Apocrypha: Justice and Madness

Welcome to the second post in our series on character comparisons in Fate Apocrypha and how they are key when analyzing anything Fate. A topic I've written on before has reappeared in this series, how we all naturally become like whatever we set on our highest altar and how this principle demonstrates the importance of headship. The… Continue reading Fate Apocrypha: Justice and Madness

First Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

(Note: this "first impresssions" post covers both episodes 1 and 2.) Karen is a college student who has quite the complex over her tall height. She takes an interest in VR games since they allow her to live a different life, but as she tries out various games, their randomly-generated avatars are all tall girls… Continue reading First Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

First Impressions: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

sousuke and kaname

After securing Kaname Chidori's safety and deciding to stay in his position as her bodyguard, Sousuke Sagara continues to try to live out a normal high school existence. However, off another defeat at the hands of Sousuke and Mithril, Amalgam has decided to become more aggressive in both its fight against the anti-terrorist organization and… Continue reading First Impressions: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory

First Impressions: Steins;gate 0

What if Okabe abandoned his mad scientist alter-ego and became a normie? What if he ditched the lab coat for stylish black clothing, joined his university's tennis club, and went out on group dates, leaving the Future Gadgets Lab behind? What if Okabe remained on the Beta world line and never saved Kurisu after all?… Continue reading First Impressions: Steins;gate 0

First Impressions: Golden Kamuy

Following service during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Saichi Sugimoto, known far and wide as "Immortal Sugimoto" for his ability to survive despite a tenacious fighting style and injuries suffered during battle, is seeking gold in Hokkaido to fulfill a promise to care for his best friend's widow and son. In the midst of doing so,… Continue reading First Impressions: Golden Kamuy