Another “Cosplay Beats,” but this time from Paris herself! I had the opportunity to represent our blog at a convention for the first time and it was a blast! Being at Anime Matsuri for the first time since shut down was a surreal experience. I was surprised to see so many people again. The cosplayers… Read More Cosplay Beats! Anime Matsuri 2021
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 28th through March 6th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be hitting the theaters for… Read More Doki Doki News: Openings for Violet Evergarden and Evangelion, Closings for A-Kon and Anime Expo
Beneath the Tangles continues to expand, both in the quality of work our volunteers are creating as we seek to share our passion for anime, manga, and light novels, and in how we reach out to our audiences. So it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when we almost shut our doors for… Read More Throwback Thursday: Annalyn, Kaze, and Japes Strike Back!
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
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!
There are two types of people: those who think that dressing up in costume is for one day a year and those who think it’s for all 365. But on Halloween, these two types meet in an amazing, macabre free-for-all. But just because so many people dress up for Halloween, that doesn’t mean cosplay is… Read More Cosplay Conversations #4: Is Halloween Cosplay?
“It’s just not safe for young girls to go into events, especially in costume. We’re vulnerable.” It’s been more than three years since “Cosplay is Not Consent” signs were erected throughout New York Comic Con. The movement, which seeks to educate about actions that should reflect common sense and decency, is now firmly set in… Read More Cosplay is Not Consent, but Danger Still Lingers
Note: This article was written by Goldy, and is being posted here on her behalf. I’ve been meaning to write a post about my experience staffing my local anime convention, but every year before never seemed right until this year. I will give the disclaimer than I am volunteer staff and also a self taught… Read More Behind the Convention: Voice actors are people too.
This week was full of great articles about spirituality – many, as usual, about Christianity, but note the first link below, from academic and frequent convention panelist, Charles Dunbar, which focuses on Shinto and Buddhist traditions. Charles Dunbar investigates A Letter to Momo and discusses the spiritual idea of our loved ones watching over us… Read More Something More: Less Game More Life, Ranma Devalues Akane, and Good Samaritan Art Online