Day one of AniMarch Madness was so much fun! Results are still being tabulated, with a few polls still open, but look for those results to pop up on Twitter and Instagram later today! In the meantime, here are the second set of eight matches, two from each of our four regions: 2021 Anime, Critical… Read More AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 2
AniMarch Madness, where you decide the anime to rule them all by voting on our social media platforms, begins in under two weeks, on February 28th! We’re nearing our selection of the final anime, but need your help deciding who makes those last few spots! This tournament is based on the NCAA basketball championship tournament,… Read More Help Select our “Bubble Anime” For AniMarch Madness 2022!
Today’s guest post is written by Amy Covel, a Baptist PK and a published author who writes about old fashioned ideals with a modern style. Her inspirational pieces can be read in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, and her poetry, published in The Penmen Review and The Titan Promethean, remind readers to embrace… Read More 5 Reasons Why Manga is the Perfect Medium for Presenting Classic Literature
Continuing our game from two weeks ago (JP is a pathological liar), JP (Japesland), Kaze, Jack (R86), and Casey (CutsceneAddict) finish questions 2 and 3 of “Kantoku-san.” Missed part one of this month’s game series? It’s not too late to give it a listen here! As always, every episode of The TangleCast will be covering a different topic, from anime… Read More TangleCast 34: Game – Kantoku-san 2/2
Our special game week four weeks ago went so well that we decided to try playing Magnum Opus again using some of the categories we didn’t have time for last time! JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), Jack (R86), and Kaze provide some fun opinions on which anime should get a magnum opus, eternal rebirth, or complete extinction. And, just like last time,… Read More TangleCast 23: Game Week 2
Every-so-often, creators like to throw their fans a juicy bone–putting favorite characters into high-action power fantasies, or allowing an emotional build-up “just for the feels.” Fandom pandering can certainly lead to a watered-down story if creators cater to every imagined whim of their doting followers, but, sometimes, a little sprinkling of fan service can go… Read More Something More: Fan (Dis-)Service, Tsundere for Jesus, and “Playing God” until you Run out of Chimeras
Father’s Day is coming up later on this month, so I thought I would look at one of my favorite anime featuring an adoptive “dad” in Bunny Drop (Japanese title: Usagi Drop). In this show, the 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi goes to his grandfather’s funeral, and finds out that, somehow, said grandfather had left behind a 6-year-old daughter,… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Bunny Drop