With the close of the Fall 2017 anime season, the Beneath the Tangles decided to look back at the season answering two questions: What was the biggest surprise of this season for you? What was your favorite series of the season? In addition to that – we asked the staff one more question: What was… Read More Fall 2017 Anime Thoughts
Note: Due to changes in the direction of this blog, this will be my last post under the (admittedly short-lived) StarStruck column. Don’t worry; this is not the last of my posts by any means! I will continue to regularly publish posts, just without a column name; the nature of those posts will remain the… Read More StarStruck: Be Honest With Your Needs
‘Tis the season for me to talk about The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls once again. This show does indeed have a Christmas episode, although the focus of episode 24 is not on festivities or romance like the usual anime Christmas episode. Instead, the focus is on a special Christmas mini-concert featuring New Generations, the sub-unit featuring… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
Here’s our final part of the summer anime 2015 review! We’ve saved the best for last (or did we?) Arslan Senki Arslan Senki Medieval Otaku – 9/10 Arslan Senki is one of those shows which just misses a certain something–je ne sais quoi–to render it a masterpiece. I love the massed battles, compelling and unique characters,… Read More Summer Anime 2015 Review (Part 3/3)
After a season-long break, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is back, and I for one could not be happier. As my numerous posts about this show earlier this year might indicate, I am a big fan of this show, as well as the original iM@S anime. The second half of Cinderella Girls continues right where the… Read More Anime Today: Different Goals for Cinderella Girls
Today we continue our review of the winter 2015 anime season with reviews of Aldnoah.zero 2, Junketsu no Maria, Drrrx2, Dog Days”, Parasyte, and The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. And tune in tomorrow for a finale that we’re approaching a little differently! The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls stardf29 – 8/10 The original iDOLM@STER anime… Read More Winter Anime 2015 Review (Part 2/3)
Episode 7 of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls is an absolutely amazing episode. While the episode itself focuses on the simple matter of getting Mio to return to the Cinderella Project, the situation is explored from various perspectives, mainly with how the Producer handles everything, but also with how Mio, Rin and the other girls react. This means… Read More The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 7: Relational Risk
In the two most recent episodes of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, the focus shifts back to the main trio of Uzuki, Rin, and Mio as they work on their CD debut and prepare for a mini-concert to promote their new CD. Mio is particularly excited about their upcoming concert: she invites all her friends at school… Read More The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Ep. 6-7: Too Great Expectations?
The new season of anime has brought another idol anime (think less heathen idols and more American Idol): specifically, another anime based on the iDOLM@STER franchise of idol-based video games. Cinderella Girls focuses on a new group of 14 girls, in particular focusing on the three newest members of the “Cinderella Project” group at 346 Productions:… Read More The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: When Will My Time Come?