Akira may be a bit of a curmudgeon (as far as perky 17-year-olds go), but he’s a good son and devoted friend. He’s just been a little bit on the outs since he failed in his pursuit of baseball. Luckily, his friend, karaoke partner, and former teammate Kacchan is there to tell him like it… Read More First Impression: UniteUp!
Everyone wants to grow. We all want to look back at ourselves in a year’s time and say “I’m better now,” whether at some craft, at school, work, or our personal goals. We want to be able to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. We all want to succeed. We all… Read More Bocchi the Rock! Ep. 5: Reflections on Growth
Hitori Goto lives up to her name: “soliloquy”. She’s the girl who never had the courage to join in all the fun and games in kindergarten, who ends up eating with the teacher during school picnics, doesn’t go to after school club, and only has messages from her parents on her phone. She is a… Read More First Impression: Bocchi the Rock!
Here at Beneath the Tangles, we talk a lot about how God speaks to us through anime, manga, light novels, and other aspects of otaku culture. In fact, we write about it every week: how these stories challenge us, refine us, encourage us, and push us to go deeper in our relationship with God and… Read More SPY x FAMILY & Hearing from God
Nothing short of world peace is hanging in the balance as Anya Forger sets off for her first day of school. As if the typical pressures of a first day—making a good first impression, finding her way around a new place, and figuring out where to sit in the cafeteria—weren’t enough, Anya knows (thanks to… Read More SPY x FAMILY & the Glorious Tension at the Heart of the Gospel
Wakana was introduced to the beauty and wonder of traditional Japanese hina dolls by his grandfather when he was but a slip of a boy. Gramps runs the Gojo Dolls company, and lives in a home that looks like it is straight out of the 1890s—probably about when the backbone of his company, the treadle… Read More First Impression: My Dress-Up Darling
Rice paddies and those that call them home: a songbird, a couple of farmers and a girl who runs for the pure joy of it. She pauses to gather herself, thinking of her favorite idol and her goal of making friends at her new school, before throwing herself into a cartwheel that turns into a… Read More First Impression: Akebi’s Sailor Uniform