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!
As I left the Marriott, bound for the convention center for the final day, a deep sadness hit me. Day 4 already?! Everything had gone by so fast, a blur of halls, panels, queues, and screenings. Months of anticipation and excitement had yielded an intense anime and manga experience over the previous three days, which… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 4
Can’t… move… My S5’s alarm chime said otherwise. 8:30 AM. Beep-beep! Anime Expo Day 3. Beep-beep! Get going! Beep-beep! NOW! I… just… couldn’t. It felt as if every single muscle group in my legs were on strike. You could almost imagine them, Cells at Work! style, walking the line, complete with picket signs and megaphones.… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 3
Drip. Drip-drip. 10 AM and the promenade outside the convention center was already the equivalent of a baking sheet. Despite the conditions, fans lined up by the droves to pass through bag check and find air-conditioned refuge within. Drip-drip. Standing within the Priority queue alongside the building, the radiant heat seared, turning me into a… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 2
TR, the administrator of Golden Plume Press, an OEL manga firm, is covering Anime Expo 2018 for us! Check out his thoughts below and follow us on Twitter, as TR live tweets his way through all the ups and downs of this massive event. Yeahhhhh! A thunderous applause shook the ballroom as the next wave… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 1
Hey, fam! We’re super excited to have a presence at this year’s Anime Expo, one of the premiere anime conventions in America. We’ve always produced some convention content here on the blog, but over the past year we’ve delved deeper, conducting more interviews, posting more photos, and tweeting out more thoughts—and on that last note,… Read More Beneath the Tangles Will Be at Anime Expo!
There’s a growing interest in how to minister to otaku, both here and abroad. Often painted in a broad stroke with comical or pitying tones, anime fans are far more than their image conveys; they are a complex and diverse group of individuals. Jesus Otaku is a ministry birthed out of Saddleback Church that is… Read More Interview: Jesus Otaku and the As You Are Artbook
This week, JP (Japesland) facilitates a discussion between Casey (CutsceneAddict),and Kaze, who compare their vastly different anime convention experiences across the Pacific. Many American anime fans know what to expect at an anime convention Stateside, but what differences are there with conventions in the land of their origin: Japan? As always, every episode of The TangleCast will be covering… Read More TangleCast 17: The Convention Experience – US vs Japan
Anime Expo is always a crowded, good time, filled with fun events, including the Masquerade, a competition featuring choreographed, costumed performances. Beforehand, groups are able to play a short introductory video. For one group, cosplaying as Magi, that video gave them an opportunity to showcase their message: You are loved just as you are. Based… Read More Jesus Otaku: Ministry for Anime Fans
“Christianity” and “anime convention” don’t often synchronize too well. You may immediately think of protestors at FanimeCon or at other conventions, telling guests that they’d better turn from manga to the Bible or else they’ll find themselves in danger of hellfire (I wonder what they think of a book that’s both manga and Bible?). Or… Read More Be Witnesses In Judea, and Samaria, and in All of the Cons