Fanart Friday: Kiki’s Revenge and Mary (the Other Witch)

I revisited these lovely illustrations recently, which Popman3580 first posted around the time that Mary and the Witch’s Flower, now a kind of forgotten movie, came out—and it certainly makes sense with that film’s similarity to Ghibli fare and the director’s relationship with the studio. Thus, a virtually automatic comparison to Kiki should be drawn… Read More Fanart Friday: Kiki’s Revenge and Mary (the Other Witch)

Behind the Curtain on Kageki Shojo!! Interview with Anime Artist Atelier Gokujou, Part II

Have you ever wondered exactly what all goes into making an episode of anime? Or even just one or two seconds of your favorite show? And just how accurate is Shirobako anyhow? Well, now is your chance to find out! Welcome back to Part II of our interview with Atelier Gokujou, an American anime artist… Read More Behind the Curtain on Kageki Shojo!! Interview with Anime Artist Atelier Gokujou, Part II

So You Wanna be an Anime Artist? Interview with American Animator Atelier Gokujou, Part I

You’ve probably noticed by now that here at Beneath the Tangles we are pretty massive fans of Kageki Shojo!!—aka the best series of the summer 2021 season. So imagine the excitement that rippled through our staff discord when an animator on the series, Atelier Gokujou, agreed to an interview! Here in Part I of that… Read More So You Wanna be an Anime Artist? Interview with American Animator Atelier Gokujou, Part I

Fanart Friday: Mawaru Penguindrum 10th Anniversary Film

One of our favorite anime series here on Beneath the Tangles is Mawaru Penguindrum, Kunihiko Ikuhara’s colorful, sometimes dark, sometimes whimsical series involving terrorists, magical girl sequences, frog eggs and love potions, and of course, penguins. It’s a remarkable show, and one that ultimately has something meaningful to say in addition to the layers and… Read More Fanart Friday: Mawaru Penguindrum 10th Anniversary Film

Fanart Friday: Kaguya-sama’s Student Council

While season one of Kaguya-sama: Love is War was a funny, stylish take on the romcom genre, season two took the series in different directions by including some drama, expanding the roles for the supporting cast, and adding a new primary character. Below are beautiful illustration by artist, 右左いえで, depicting these characters—the five members of… Read More Fanart Friday: Kaguya-sama’s Student Council