The saga of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure crosses many years and multiple generations of the Joestar family, but the stage of all that follows is set very early on by one of the first characters introduced in the series. George Joestar is the father of the first JoJo, Jonathan. His life and actions have a powerful… Read More Newman’s Nook: The Grace of George Joestar
Video games and anime have always crossed over, whether it’s through their own respective mediums or via interests of the fandom. It’s common to find gamers that enjoy anime and vice-versa, and being an avid gamer myself, I’ve always been interested in anime that are based on video games. Unlike the horrible job that is… Read More 10 Great Anime Based On Video Games
Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
Everyone welcome our newest writer, Abigail! A student who loves art, writing, and video games, Abigail was inspired by anime from a young age, and plans to major in animation, hoping to one day have a hand in creating an anime series. She is often found lost in her imagination. Standing on the dusty, barren… Read More Simon’s Sorrow in Gurren Lagann
As we at Beneath the Tangles and Anime Pop Heart go silent today in remembrance of the KyoAni Fire victims and their loved ones, we encourage you to do the above: to pray, give, and love. For in these ways, we not only help the hurting to heal, but also become that which we want… Read More Pray. Give. Love.
Sonia Summers is a cop from Lower Town, which looks very much like New York City (I’m from there, so I know) who was transferred to Upper Town. It’s like Uptown or Downtown, basically. She is taken for a drive around the city, quickly realizing how corrupt even the police are by accepting bribes from… Read More First Impression: Bem
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an ongoing anime/manga series that tells the tale of the Joestar family across multiple generations. Their story involves high adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones with the addition of magical artifacts, musical references, and intense posing. As is fitting of the title, multiple characters are each given the nickname JoJo… Read More Newman’s Nook: JoJo’s Bizarre Family Impact
You didn’t really think we’d skip this one, did you? I’m on the record, over and over and over again, in saying that Oregairu is my favorite anime series. In addition to writing some two dozen articles about it, Oregairu is the one show that’s pushed this video-shy guy to film himself and post on… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Vol. 1
Despite a very cartoony, westernized animation style, Made in Abyss lets us know from very early on that this series is no child’s affair; by featuring children who get seriously hurt through dangerous situations in the opening episodes and a story centered on a missing parent, the anime hints at something sinister from very early… Read More The Right to Die in the Insanity of the Abyss
Today’s guest post is written by Amy Covel, a Baptist PK and a published author who writes about old fashioned ideals with a modern style. Her inspirational pieces can be read in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, and her poetry, published in The Penmen Review and The Titan Promethean, remind readers to embrace… Read More 5 Reasons Why Manga is the Perfect Medium for Presenting Classic Literature