Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to be a hero. That’s why we love anime about heroes who conquer all odds. But what’s left for the good guys to do once they conquer? When all the odds have been even-ed? Are they heroic in the off-hours? Does one eat, drink, and do everything else as… Read More TangleCast 45: What’s More Than A Conqueror?
While most of episode 46’s focus was on the shock value of Attack on Titan that we may have forgotten (though this episode was very heavy on being gross—titan brains and guts—than on typical violence and gore), there remained strands of two journeys we’ve followed along this season, those of Historia and Eren. When Historia… Read More Attack on Titan, Episode 46: To Become a Queen
Historia is my favorite girl in Attack on Titan, but even so, I can’t exactly defend everything she does. Her full crazy is on display in episode 44, though that’s not exactly fair to say. As Kenny infers, Historia is kind of all over the place because her dad is a real piece of work.… Read More Attack on Titan Episode 44: The Words You Say
Ten minutes into episode 40 of Attack on Titan, I decided to read the Wiki article on Rod Reiss, whom the episode revealed as Historia’s father, to help jog my memory since it’s been so long since I read this portion of the manga. But the article on Reiss was so convoluted that I gave… Read More Attack on Titan, Episode 40: Saving Historia
Episode 35 of Attack on Titan finds a surprising focus as we learn of Ymir’s backstory, all the while as Reiner and Bertholdt try to abscond with Eren, the “coordinate.” Ymir challenges them, however, as she vows to do everything she can to meet Christa (Historia) one last time. Ymir’s past as an orphan used… Read More Attack on Titan, Episode 35: Unlovable Loving the Unlovable
A number of of us on Beneath the Tangles have a passion for fan art, those wonderful pieces that fans like you and me (but with amazing talent and honed skill) create. I’ll be posting illustrations, mostly developed by artists who have accounts on Pixiv, from time and time. Today, I’m introducing some wonderful tarot… Read More Anime Fan Art: Attack on Tarot
I’m a grade-A liar. Or at least I used to be. My friends would tell me it was scary how well I could cheat, lie, and deceive. But even worse than the falsehoods I would speak was the one I was living. I put up the facade of a knowledgeable, virtuous, and kind person, though… Read More From Christa to Historia: Take Your Name
One of the things I’m looking forward to in the eventual next season of Shingeki no Kyojin is watching some of the supporting characters take on bigger roles. For instance, Historia Reiss (formerly Krista Lenz), one of my favorites, has taken a pivotal role recently. Chapter 54, in fact, inferences that the significance of her… Read More Attack on Titan, Chapter 54: Kind Krista to Unhappy Historia