Happy New Year! This week on the TangleCast, Team FtK (David, Peter, and Holly) talk about their anime highlights from 2018, including some gems that you might have missed (or that Holly dropped…this seems to be a recurring theme), like Hinamatsuri, Goblin Slayer, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The team also previews… Read More TangleCast 44: 2018 Anime Highlights and Previewing 2019
As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It could be a convention, discovering your favorite show, or just sharing a moment with a loved one. Below are their responses.
I don’t do Black Friday—at least not in the way I used to. Several years back, I was in the crowds, getting in line early for all the deals, but I don’t do that anymore. Nowadays, I usually go later in the day and evening and pick up just a few items, and rarely any… Read More My Black Friday Anime Pickups
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!
I’m going to be honest with you. The other day, I got frustrated with this blog—not with you, the readers, nor with our wonderful staff, but with our numbers. Our web statistics are down from when we peaked in our readership several years ago. I had quite the big head at that time: we sometimes… Read More When You Don’t Yet Have Your Karuta Callouses
It looks as if sports anime are in a revival these days. Yowamushi Pedal, Free, Haikyuu!, Baby Steps, and Ping Pong are among very recent (and very well-reviewed) sports series, and though very different in tone from past classics, continue with some of the same addicting elements that draw people to these shows, like the… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Our Favorite Sports Anime
Periodically, I like point back to some of the more than 900 posts we’ve written here on Beneath the Tangles. “Mileposts” is about blogging milestones – those little breakthroughs when posts hit certain numbers of significance in terms of hits. Three articles recently hit such mileposts. Sword Art Online, Episode 10: You Complete Me Milepost:… Read More Mileposts: Kirito x Asuna, Karuta God, and I Can’t Believe This Got a Thousand Hits
The timing of Christmas is such that it’s a nice time to reflect upon the past years. Applying that reflection toward anime, I’ve reworked the words to a holiday favorite, “My Favorite Things,” the last few years. And here’s another version for 2013 (Note: there are Attack on Titan anime and Naruto manga spoilers in the… Read More My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2013
A year ago…Hana of T.H.A.T. Anime Blog guest posted about how her religion affects her cosplaying… …and I guest posted at Anime Instrumentality about Fractale and Japan’s love for Irish music. A year ago…I wished everyone a Merry Christmas by analyzing the finale of Mawaru Penguindrum… …and a Happy New Year by discussing Gilles de… Read More A Year Ago on Beneath the Tangles
Love ’em or hate ’em, Christmas songs are ubiquitous during the holiday season. In my household, we have Michael Bublé, Martina McBride, Andrea Bocelli, and MercyMe playing constantly. The music of the season has become part of the holiday tradition for many families. A lesser tradition here on this blog is my rewording of a… Read More My Favorite Things (2012)