Anime conventions are a singularly unique type of event. At once a celebration, meet-up, training session, marketing tool, and pilgrimage, cons are perhaps the prime occasion through which this generation of anime fan expresses its fandom, with many choosing to do so through cosplay. I’ve never participated, but I feel an affinity toward cosplayers. We… Read More Cosplay Conversations #1: Knowing Your Character
Resemblances notwithstanding, I promise you that this post is not a rehash of TWWK’s stellar reflection. There are at least four scenes in MHA when All Might or Midoriya use One for All and go beyond their full power. Of course, Plus Ultra is one of the series’ catch-phrases, so it’s natural that we’d see… Read More All Might, Midoriya, and how to go beyond your limits
I know that Boku no Hero Academia is far from over—this is the story of how Midoriya becomes the greatest hero, after all, and he’s far from it at this point—but episode 49 felt like a finale, not only like the end of an arc, but the climax of an entire series. As All Might… Read More All Might’s Spiritual Smash: A Challenge for the Faithful
Beneath the Tangles’ first anime draft is over, and it was an exciting one! If you follow us on Twitter, you’ve already seen the results, which we’ve been tweeting out one by one all day. But here they are below, round by round. Be sure to check out the full rosters at the bottom of… Read More On the Clock: Results of the 2018 Anime Draft
Hey, otaku! As I’m sure you know, a week from today the NFL kicks off the opening day of its annual draft, in which college players from around the country are selected to play professional football. I’m kidding of course—I know that you had no idea that it was next week. Most of you probably… Read More Join Us Live for Our Anime Draft!
Thank you for all our participants – we are now down to the final match of our Anime March Madness! Round 4 was one of the closest rounds yet. Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood were incredibly closely matched with our social media voters giving a slight edge to Attack on Titan. However, our… Read More Anime March Madness: Round 5 (Finals)
After an exciting Round 3, we are down to our final four anime series in this year’s Anime March Madness! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood continued to dominate the competition as it had in previous years winning 77% of the vote in the matchup against Gintama. The closest matchup came when Attack on Titan defeated Naruto Shippuden… Read More Anime March Madness 2018: Round 4 (Final Four)