Anime and manga are increasingly being studied at an academic level. Although I’ve never entered the world of academia myself, much less studied anime at that level, I’ve had the good fortune of meeting folks who have, taking a class long ago with Dr. Susan J. Napier and grabbing coffee with Brian Ruh, who once… Read More Take an Anime Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card
Tomorrow is a special day for one of our own! Emma (Emdaisy1), our webmaster and Jill of all trades, is getting married! The three of us who are already in that blessed state – Samuru, MRNewman, and myself – are offering just a few words about marriage below, but we’d love for you as readers… Read More Wedding Guestbook: Wish Our Own Emdaisy1 Congratulations on Her Wedding Day!
Beneath the Tangles has undergone many changes since it first began in 2010, not least of which is in what media we explore with our site. While this blog will always center on writing, media has become more and more a part of what we also develop and post. To meet these needs, I’m putting… Read More Call for New Staff: Artists, Designers, and Bloggers
I’ve brought it up more than once here that I’m not a big fan of New Game. I like it alright, but I couldn’t make it consistently through the first season as my wife was watching it, and the same can be said right now for season two. In series like this, I have to… Read More How I Hate Thee, Yagami Kou, Let Me Count the Ways…and I’ll Start with Your Birthday!
There was a time when I thought Beneath the Tangles could be everything to everyone, that we would reach out to young, shounen-obsessed anime fans and serious otaku alike. The thing about hubris is that you don’t see it coming, and in the end, I realized that mission was far too ambitious, and when you… Read More Say Konnichiwa to Our Shimai (Sister) Sites!
Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to direct you all to a new way in which you can connect with us. Those of you who follow me outside the blog are probably aware that I’m a Tumblr addict. It’s where I spend most of my time, a place where words, videos, and images all share significance.… Read More Follow Our New Tumblr Account!
Happy Independence Day, all! When I was a kid, I absolutely loved the 4th of July. The spectacle of it all, and my budding patriotism, stirred such excitement in me! That sense of delight has waned over the years, but I want to instill in my own children the thrill associated with the holiday. We’ll… Read More Happy Independence Day!
Our summer 2017 Patreon Drive is nearing an end! Thank you to all you supporters out there, those who’ve been patrons for months or years, and to the new ones who came aboard during this drive. We’re so thankful for your contributions. Your giving helps us maintain this site and has been imperative for our… Read More Summer 2017 Patreon Drive: Last Days to Win Kimi no Na wa Merchandise!
Our Patreon Drive continues for one more week as we ask you to help support our ministry here at Beneath the Tangles! Remember that if you become a supporter in at least the BRONZE ($5) category by Friday, you’re entered into the drawing for the Kimi no Na wa prize pack; every additional $5 you… Read More Summer 2017 Patreon Drive: POP on in, Support the Site, and Get a Reward!
We’re so excited about this summer drive, and how partnering with you can help us continue to grow our site. When I was considering what we could give away as a grand prize for the drive, one anime kept coming back to my mind: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). The movie’s popularity has been… Read More Summer 2017 Patreon Drive: Support Beneath the Tangles and Win Kimi no Na wa Swag