In something like an early modern European-ish kingdom, Elianna thinks she’s a fake fiancée, a placeholder for some future “real” one. For reasons she seriously doesn’t comprehend, the shiny Prince Christopher proposed to her several years ago, and she accepted because…it meant she could read more books. But from the outset, Elianna expected to be… Read More First Impression: Bibliophile Princess
Almost as if to make up for a poorly received (though perhaps underrated) summer 2022 season, the anime premiering this fall are fierce and highly anticipated, and out in full force starting next weekend! They include adaptations of some of the most popular manga of recent years (Chainsaw Man and Blue Lock); sequels or second… Read More Fall 2022 Anime First Impressions
Here on the Beneath the Tangles, we recently kicked off a video series called the ABCs of Shojo Manga, and today we are here to continue the fun! Last time, we featured the letter “A” and today, we’re onto the letter “B”! I found there were quite a few shojo manga titles that started with… Read More The Fun Continues in Finding Shojo Manga with the Letter “B”!
Tearmoon Empire (Vol. 1) As Tearmoon Empire vol. 1 opens, protagonist Princess Mia (clearly inspired by Marie Antoinette) dies on the guillotine…only to wake up as a twelve-year-old! Now Mia strives to avert the coming revolution. The story challenges readers by offering divergent interpretations of Mia’s character. The people around Mia are often impressed by… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu