A young, selfish noble girl, Katarina Claes, while hanging out with fiancé candidate Jeord Stuart, trips and hits her head, and suddenly remembers her past life as a Japanese teenage girl who enjoyed playing otome games. She in particular remembered one game, “Fortune Lover”, in which the protagonist gets to woo handsome guys like “Jeord… Read More First Impression: My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Rikuo works part-time at a convenience store, having graduated college but feeling that a business job isn’t suite for him. Shinako, his old crush, does have a job, as a high school teacher, and is eager to reconnect with him. And then there’s Haru, a girl with a connection to both, whose appearance in Rikuo’s… Read More First Impression: Sing “Yesterday” for Me
This is a story about a story, a particular one titled Run, Melos. The anime starts off in what seems like ancient Rome or Greece (just guessing), with a girl being married and her brother who put the wedding together is nowhere to be found. He is running away since he was caught attempting to… Read More First Impression: Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-
Set in Florence, Italy, early in the sixteenth century, this is the tale of a young noblewoman named Arte trying to become a proper artist and make a living. Her supportive father died recently, and now her mother is calling the shots: we meet her as she sets ablaze a pile of her daughter’s drawings.… Read More First Impression: Arte
Well. Umm. Huh. The first episode of Listeners was…trippy? Yeah, let’s go with that. I mean, it’s a music-themed, post-apocalyptic, giant robot adventure, so what do you expect? At a concert, a young boy sees a giant robot? The concert gets blasted by the Death Star or something. The boy, now older, is scavenging in… Read More First Impression: Listeners
Fourteen years ago, the Imperial Combat Revue was established in Tokyo to defend Japan from demonic attacks. Covering as a performance theater group to the masses, a chosen group of young women would also pilot giant mechas to defeat these demons. Now, in 1941, new members comprise the whole team, under the command of original… Read More First Impression: Sakura Wars the Animation
Hello, all you quarantined folks! We here at Isekai Travel Agency wish to help you escape from the ongoing pandemic in our world and all of the stress that comes with it, by taking you to another world! Let’s take a look at the newest package we have to offer, courtesy of The 8th son? Are… Read More First Impression: The 8th son? Are you kidding me?
Kakushigoto looks to be a lighthearted comedy. The title itself is a pun: It’s a story about the “kakushigoto” (i.e., secret) of Kakushi Goto. Kakushi is a mangaka…who usually draws stuff that would qualify as “NSFW.” He lives with his adorable young daughter Hime (his wife / her mother’s fate isn’t stated, but she definitely… Read More First Impression: Kakushigoto
As children, Yomi would toss a “magic ball” to Tamaki, a curving pitch that the latter wasn’t able to catch. The two agreed that when Yomi mastered it with a hardball, they would play baseball together even as adults. Fast forward to high school, where Yomi has given up the sport. But a chance reunion… Read More First Impression: Tamayomi
The spring 2020 anime season has begun! As usual, Beneath the Tangle staff will hit the new series fast and furiously, giving our impressions of the initial episodes of the series as they air. To make it easy for you to stay up to date, we’ll post links to those posts below, as well short… Read More Spring 2020 Anime First Impressions