Bleach: Special One-Shot Bleach is a polarizing show for many fans, whether bys the way the anime ended in filler episodes or because of the shounen tropes in the manga that don’t always work out. I for one am a fan of the series, so I was excited that a one-shot was released, featured on… Read More Reader’s Corner: Unwanted Undead Adventurer, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Return of Bleach
A Tower of Babel in episode seven of Sonny Boy—that I expected. What I didn’t expect was a tearful goodbye scene. Near the end of this episode, after earlier departures of virtually every other stranded student, Rajdhani decides to leave, too, to search every single “this world” in hopes of discovering a way out. It’s… Read More Sonny Boy: Friends Convenient and True
Since the moment he hit the manga page, readers have been quick to note that Jujutsu Kaisen‘s young sensei, Gojo, looks and acts very similarly to Naruto‘s classic young sensei, Kakashi. Taking to the similarities, many artists have drawn crossover pieces, but perhaps none so thorough as MONO-Land, who also puts other Team 7 members… Read More Fanart Friday: Naruto x Jujutsu Kaisen
Long time ago, I only read novels. And in that novel reading, dark fantasy was surprisingly one of my favorite genres of fantasy. I say surprisingly because when it comes to manga, I prefer lighter and humorous stories. While I will read the occasional “darker manga,” it’s not too often that I pick it up.… Read More Something’s Wrong With This Fairy Tale: A Video Review of Fairy Tale Battle Royale
What is Beneath the Tangles all about? Those who stumble upon us probably think of this site as just another anime blog. Those who have discovered us by searching “Christian anime” know otherwise, but still might not understand what our mission is. Are we just a bunch of Christians writing about anime? No, not quite.… Read More Christianity and Anime: A Greater Mission. A Clearer Vision.
Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10 With the recent season long gone and months since volume nine was released, I’ve been suffering from Yuru Camp withdrawal. There’s nothing out there quite like this series, with the sense of peace and fulfillment that it brings (along with plenty of humor). Volume ten, which moves past the point where… Read More Reader’s Corner: Carole and Tuesday, SW Guardians of the Whills, and Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10
For a while, I pondered the unlikelihood of the premise of 86: that a nation could have a slave army which reaped none of the benefits of citizenship and which fought without the direct coercion of the citizens. It is true that Spartans fought alongside their Helots, and galley slaves rowed as Roman soldiers fought… Read More The Roman Martyrs and 86ers
What a week! Actually, what a day. Trailers for two highly-anticipated anime series dropped this past Wednesday. And while they’re aimed at very different types of audiences, they are both right in the comfort zone for us here at Beneath the Tangles. Komi Can’t Communicate, the manga series whose fans were perhaps most vocal over… Read More Full Trailers for Komi and Star Wars: Visions!
The shoujo genre has quickly become one of my favorite manga genres. While sports manga and sports-themed manga is still my favorite, when I browse my shelves, I can’t deny that shoujo dominates my bookcase compared to other genres. I don’t necessarily mind this, thought I’ve begun to recognize themes and tropes that are common… Read More Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya
Anime is not limited to Japan or the United States—it’s a phenomenon that has spread throughout the world. Latin America has waved the otaku flag for many years, and various blogs and other outlets for fans of the genre have appeared and thrived from those countries. I’ve discovered a number of Christian bloggers and content… Read More Entrevista Con Blogger De Anime, Shino-Writer