For my second year in a row, I have made the Appalachian anime fanatic’s pilgrimage to Gatlinburg in the first week of December for Yamacon, in what has become a significant yearly attraction for the city. It again was a wonderful celebration of anime, games, and fellowship. I had a marvelous time exponentiated by the… Read More Return to Yamacon
What do you get the anime fan in your life for Christmas? An already difficult task is made even more challenging if you’re looking to gift something that fits within the boundaries of faith, items that are safe to give in a Christian household but still fun for the receiver. If you’re faced with that… Read More Christmas Gift Guide for the Christian Anime Fan
Described as a project that “transcends dimensions, and with a name corresponding to π (pi), 22/7 is a Japanese idol group and corresponding anime, in which each member of the idol group voices their respective character, and is set to air in January 2020. We had the chance to talk to three of the idols—Ruri… Read More Crunchyroll Expo 2019: Interview with 22/7 (Nanabun no Nijyuuni)
Live from Dallas, it’s the TangleCast! That’s right, we packed up our equipment and went down the road to A-Kon 30 from Fair Park, the annual site of Texas’ state fair, and recorded this episode from the grounds. Twwk joins us for this special episode, where our focus is the convention and all things cosplay!… Read More TangleCast 61: A-Kon 2019, Phil Mizuno, and Holly’s First Cosplay
I didn’t get it. But I do now. As Eun-Ji encouraged the audience to participate in call and response with “L-O-V-E LUV,” I thought to myself, You’re trying so hard for a crowd that’s half-filled with people who don’t even know who you are—I really hope they’ll do this for you, Eun-Ji. By the end… Read More Apink is A+ at Anime Matsuri
As we do each summer, Beneath the Tangles staff is hitting the road to visit several conventions across the U.S. We already brought you coverage from Fanime, and next week we’ll be going to Houston for Anime Matsuri! Guests at the convention include K-pop group, Apink; the voice behind Bakugou (My Hero Academia), Nobuhiko Okamoto;… Read More Beneath the Tangles is Headed to Anime Maturi, A-Kon, and Anime Expo!
For Fanime’s 25th anniversary, they managed to bring over a name that every anime fan knew back in 2007 but has since faded in popularity. Nonetheless, Aya Hirano, the voice of the heroine of the insanely popular The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, brought all the old fans out of the woodwork to attend her panel,… Read More Fanime’s Blast from the Past: Q&A with Aya Hirano
A-Kon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year by moving back to Dallas from Fort Worth, taking place this June (27-30) at Fair Park, a historic complex that’s home annually to the State Fair of Texas. By all accounts, it’s an exciting time for the Texas con community, but also a nervous one for the many… Read More A Promise to the Fans: Interview with A-Kon’s New Owner, Frank Powell
We’re proud to bring you a piece today from Tyler Burnette, a great supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He recently attended Yama-Con, and his approach to the convention led some reflection on how we communicate at conventions—and with people around us in general. Enjoy! One of the hardest lessons we have to learn as humans… Read More Guest Post: Con-ventional Wisdom
Team Trinity is back! Where did they go you might ask? To Kumoricon, of course, where @vintageinmyveins visited with J. Michael Tatum, the voice actor behind Sebastian (Black Butler), Rintaro (Steins;gate), and Iida (My Hero Academia). Based on Tatum’s thoughtful responses, Team Trinity dives into the method behind acting, the use of art to search for truth, and the nature of philosophy, truth, and existence. Yep, it gets pretty deep.
Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): Is it possible to have an anime about a game (ex. Yu-Gi-Oh) be good?… Read More TangleCast 39: Of Voice Acting and Christian Existentialism