One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)
Here it is, my last post for my Secret Stars of Anime column. Don’t worry, I’m not quitting the blog; I just have a new column that I will be starting next time. Before that new column starts, though, I figured I would give this column a nice, big sendoff by covering my absolute favorite… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime Final: ARIA
If you were to try to create an objective list of the greatest anime of all time, what would you put in the top five? Fullmetal Alchemist, perhaps? Mushi-shi? And would Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke be the Ghibli representative on the list? It’s an impossible task – there are so many great anime and it’s… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Best Anime EVER!
For our fourth episode, we are excited to have Marina, from Anime B&B, as our guest with Charles, our editor-in-chief here at Beneath the Tangles, as co-host. This month, we talk about the profound impact that anime has had upon our lives, as expressed in one of Marina’s articles. Feel free to stream the episode below,… Read More The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 4
A year ago…Murasaki Lynna joined our crew… …and immediately mused about Clannad‘s Yukine Miyazawa… …and later about finding joy in ARIA. A year ago…Goldy examined Guilty Crown, wondering what route the hero would take… …found him to be a character worth rooting for (at least at this point in the series)… …and discovered a correlation between… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
As we continue our series on anime and manga characters that embody the Fruits of the Spirit, Murasaki Lynna writes a post on patience as seen through a young woman who definitely fits that descriptor, from one of the calmest series ever created. Patience, or long-suffering, comes in different forms. On one end of the spectrum,… Read More Fruits of the Spirit: The Patience of ARIA’s Alicia Florence
Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” When I read my first slice-of-life manga, I was shocked. I had always thought that one of the most important things about manga was having a good, complex plot. It is important, but not always necessary. ARIA is… Read More ARIA: Finding Joy