It’s on! And it’s Ami! Our next Toradora watch party is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 9th at 7pm Central / 8pm ET! Come join Chickennuggee as she hosts episodes 5 and 6 of the classic series and chats with you as we stream. We’ll post the link shortly before airtime on our watch party… Read More Watch Episodes 5 and 6 of Toradora with us on Wednesday!
That’s right, the Light Novel Club IPO is now available for trading, at a value of 5 other-world currency coins per share! …okay, that’s obviously not what I mean by going “public”. What I mean is, from here on out we will be holding our Light Novel Club discussions on the official public Beneath the… Read More Light Novel Club goes public! Plus, our next title, Re:Zero!
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 30th through September 5th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you planning to by the new… Read More Doki Doki News: A Haruhi Light Novel, Assassin’s Creed Manga, and Re:Zero Game
Here on Beneath the Tangles, we look at a huge variety of what could be considered “otaku media.” What makes things interesting is that, as time goes on, new forms of such media get developed, creating new experiences for otaku to enjoy. One of the most recent developments is the rise of the “Virtual YouTuber,”… Read More VTubers Across The Language Barrier
A very important theme I’ve never focused on when writing some several dozen articles about Oregairu is heavily emphasized in this episode. It’s also part of the series title. When Oregairu (My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected) begins, Hikki is without a club, without friends, without prospects. He’s wasting away his youth.… Read More Oregairu Season 3 (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX), Episode 9
What do you do when sempai doesn’t want to notice you? Well, if you’re our title character, Hana Uzuki, you get all up in his face. Eff this noise about being a shrinking violet. She ain’t no Hinata Hyuga. Get all up in his grill and make him notice you! That’s the overall premise of… Read More Uzuki-Chan Wants to Hang Out (And Help Out)!
Do you love your father? Does your father love you? For many of us, the answer to those questions is a given: Yes, of course. But for others, the answer is complex, revealing relationships fraught with complications; or it may simply be a resounding no. Absence, abuse, neglect, adultery, divorce, and so many other actions… Read More Every Father Loves His Son
The final panels of Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) volume three weren’t merely a tease; the entirety of volume four deals with the repercussions of the striking and perhaps alarming kiss between Rio and Akari. As expected due to the constant attention she’s put into developing their brother-sister relationship, as well… Read More Review: Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 4
Shonen Jump’s newest series is Phantom Seer. The artwork is done by Kento Matsuura, who does a fantastic job developing a new world setting. But what is kind of world has he creating? I’ll tell you. The story begins with an introduction to Riku Aibetsu, a teenage girl who seems to be able to sense… Read More Manga First Impression: Phantom Seer
Realist Hero is one of the best-selling light novels currently without an anime adaptation. That will change eventually as an anime adaptation has been announced recently, but it is still a novel that has gotten quite popular among English-speaking light novel fans. It was also one of the earlier titles we covered in the Light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 23: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, Vol. 2