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!
With the close of the Winter 2018 season, the staff at Beneath the Tangles have decided to look back at the previous season and ask the following questions: What was the biggest surprise of the Winter 2018 season? What was your favorite series? With all that in mind, we have an amazing and varied staff… Read More Winter 2018 Anime Thoughts
As I’m writing this piece, a headache is roaring through my head. It is the result, probably, of allergies, but there’s a voice in my mind that says nope, it’s not that. It’s actually because of all the stress and bad decisions that have crept up on me and today, finally, reared their ugly heads.… Read More Don’t Let the Anime FOMO Destroy You
Right now, I’m counseling two dear friends who are having troubles in their dating relationship. It’s a bit overwhelming and something I’m hesitant and careful about because I don’t see myself as some harbinger of relationship wisdom nor am I a counselor. But because I’ve gone through some of the same challenges they’re facing, I… Read More Hiro, You Can’t Go Your Own Way
Have you ever had to complete a group project with a really terrible partner? You fight and try and work as hard as you can, and often end up earning the same grade or evaluation as your collaborator. It’s the worst. Hiro has been that kind of partner—an awful one. He has all the talent… Read More I Need a Hiro (Actually, I Need a Better Partner Than Hiro)
For all the criticism I’ve laid on the show, Darling in the Franxx has done this right: it has continually put its lead in a dangerous situation that’s both of his own doing and out of his control. Hiro has pushed and pushed hard to be 002’s partner, a seemingly rash approach because of all… Read More Hiro and 002: Deal with the Devil
Episode one of Darling in the Franxx was a whirlwind, but in the midst of all the action, fanservice, funky mechas, and mysterious storylines, I was left with one question: what about Naomi? As Hiro’s original partner, Naomi is forced to leave the training facility after his failure and return “home,” where she’s likely to… Read More Tweeting (and Empathizing) in the Franxx
In a world under threat by a vicious enemy, pairs of pilots—usually adolescents—use special abilities to fight back while operation living mecha. One such pilot, Zero Two, is quite unusual: sporting a pair of horns and a reputation as a partner killer, she exasperates her keepers, more interested in tasting people’s skin and going skinny-dipping… Read More First Impressions: Darling in the Franxx