Welcome back JeskaiAngel, one of our regular guest contributors here on Beneath the Tangles. Today, he takes a deep dive into a light novel series we recommend—Invaders of the Rokujouma!? I didn’t expect to encounter deep, encouraging thoughts about the nature and origin of true strength in a light novel, but… I recently started reading… Read More Guest Post: Invaders of the Rokujouma and Strength in Weakness
What can be more otaku than an isekai light novel? How about an isekai light novel about an otaku who has to spread otaku culture in another world? Outbreak Company had an anime adaptation back in 2013, and now the original light novels are being translated by J-Novel Club. Penned by Ichiro Sakaki, a prolific light… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Outbreak Company! (Vol. 1)
It’s back! The virtual reality light novel Infinite Dendrogram was one of the most well-received titles we covered in the Light Novel Club last year, and now that an anime adaptation has been announced, as well as print editions of the novels, I figured now is a great time to dive deeper into the series. J-Novel… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 2!
Welcome to another edition of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! With it being the holiday season, I gave our club a break and decided to approach a novel on my own (which gave me the chance to read a book that probably no one else on staff wanted to read anyway!). Having read… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 7: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 2 (Yosho)
What am I supposed to do with my life? I struggled with that question throughout college and into my mid-twenties. Although I set solid plans for how my career would lay out, they would shift every couple of years as I learned that maybe my plans were based on what I saw myself doing rather… Read More Light Novel Kindling: When Your Journey Leads to Ryoko
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!
Welcome to the third meeting of our light novel club! I don’t know how it is where you are, but where I am it is sizzling, and a hot summer is the perfect time to pick up a book and an iced drink of your choice. In that sense, our selection this time, volume one… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 3: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom! (Vol. 1)
I hope that you all are reading along with us as we dive into the third selection of our light novel club, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom! This isekai tale of smart, rational, hard-working young man swept into a kingdom and given its reigns has been a joy to read so far. Right from… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Family Is Irrational
The second meeting of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club has officially begun! We’re already doing something a big different with this session. Last time, we stayed with the tried and true by starting with a classic light novel, but today, we’re trying out Walking My Second Path in Life, a series published by… Read More BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 2: Walking My Second Path in Life! (Volume 1)
For our second Light Novel Club selection, we’re reading Walking My Second Path in Life!, a charming little story about a neglected princess who is married off, along with her sister, to a neighboring king who them virtually imprisons her. However, Fie, the titular princess, decides to take this opportunity to start life anew as… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Where Would You Have Changed Course?