Reader’s Corner: From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, Spy Classroom, and Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 7

We have a busy week of releases new and old to share with you, headlined by the initial volumes of From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, My Happy Marriage, and the Spy Classroom manga. But dedicated readers might also noticed that while we’ve been going through Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki these past few weeks, we jumped… Read More Reader’s Corner: From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, Spy Classroom, and Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 7

Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 17 The final arc of Oregairu (this is the 17th of 19 manga volumes) shifts heavily toward the dramatic, immediately evident ipn the cover which makes Hachiman, commonly memified as Batman-like hero, 8-man (“Hachi-man”), look like he’s in an action manga, while Yukino… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6 When a writer or mangaka adds new major characters to a long-running manga or show, it’s often smacks of desperation, an attempt to keep the series going despite a dearth of creativity. But for Rumiko Takahashi’s hands, new characters are fun and functional pieces that help move the plot… Read More Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

New Year, New Hope

TR has been a frequent contributor and supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He joins us again today with an article about his personal hardships working in the OEL manga industry, as well as encouragement for others who endured a painful 2021. For many of us, 2021 was a challenging year. Whether because of the passing… Read More New Year, New Hope

12 Days of Christmas “Anime,” Day 11: From Coldness to Warmth (A New Christmas Gift of Remembrance from Giant Spider & Me)

You know how people say that the Word of God is alive?  Wait, let me tweak that question. Yes, you know how people say that the Word of God is alive, but even more so, how the Bible says the Word of God is alive (Hebrews 4:12)? While there have been plenty of instances where I read… Read More 12 Days of Christmas “Anime,” Day 11: From Coldness to Warmth (A New Christmas Gift of Remembrance from Giant Spider & Me)

Vampires, Mysteries, & Dangers, Oh My!: A Manga Review of Rosen Blood

Often times in the otaku community, you hear a lot of diverse thoughts on certain manga. Some positive, some negative, and some a mix of both. Maybe it’s because fall is here or because of seeing vampire reads popping up on my social media feeds, but I decided to step outside my comfort zone (I’ve… Read More Vampires, Mysteries, & Dangers, Oh My!: A Manga Review of Rosen Blood

Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade

I Kept Pressing the 100-Million-Year Button and Came Out on Top, Vol. 1 Let me tell you a story: a boy attends fantastical sword school, and is considered the absolute worst, but is actually surprisingly capable. The academy headmaster (a woman) deliberately engineers an incident where this boy walks in on a girl in the… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Bishounen-Land, Zom 100, and Cells at Work! White Brigade