Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals

After an eventful first week in which we had a record number of votes, the second round of Anime March Madness was no less contentious. Sixteen teams went in, and now only eight remain. You can vote on the first set of matches this round below (the rest post on Wednesday), but let’s break down… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals

Anime March Madness 2020: Round One Results and Day One of the Sweet Sixteen

The Sweet Sixteen, our second round of Anime March Madness, begins today! But first, let’s go through the results of the wild first week of the tournament! Thousands of Votes // Favorites Advance Last year, we had just under 10,000 votes total for our entire tournament—we’re well on our way to Detroit Smashing that mark… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Round One Results and Day One of the Sweet Sixteen

Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

Starting today and leading up through Easter Sunday, Beneath the Tangles will be running a series of posts based on a theme with the hopes that it will lead our readers to consider the meaning of this week and especially of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our theme this year is loneliness,… Read More Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

Bang! Is Casting John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop Netflix Series a Great Decision or a Terrible One?

It’s been a crazy couple of days when it comes to live-action anime remakes. First, rumors of Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) directing Akira (which is moving forward) erupted, followed yesterday morning by news that John Cho has been cast as Spike Spiegel for the Netflix live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, along with casting for Jet,… Read More Bang! Is Casting John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop Netflix Series a Great Decision or a Terrible One?