Warning – plenty of spoilers ahead. Please watch episode 22 of Your Lie in April before reading this article. The final episode was Your Lie in April was wonderful – a heartwarming, moving second half joined together with a beautifully animated, wonderfully musical first half to create a memorable finale. Indeed, it was a tale… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 22: Why Look to the Sky?
Dear Readers, Have you been keeping up with the happenings in Bleach? The manga has become fairly intense, and after all this time, the story’s become exciting again. I haven’t been a fan of the series since early in the arc involving Aizen, but I just can’t help but to consume the manga in chunks… Read More Letter from the Editor: Bleach, Church Retreats, and Powering Up
As the date of the piano competition draws near, episode 21 of Your Lie in April once again finds Kousei falling into solitude, this time affected by having seen the reality – that Kaori is on death’s doorstep. The question in the episode is whether Kousei will rise, or will he again fall as he… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 21: The Struggle
Today marks to beginning of the Lenten Season. Although I’m not Catholic, and have never observed the tradition of giving up a vice or practice for Lent, I certainly understand that this custom holds significance for many (Medieval Otaku, one of our newest writers, could certainly tell you more). There’s also an increasing trend of… Read More Five Reasons to Give up Anime for Lent
With the Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga coming to an end, the birth pains are being felt in the anime version as well. In episode 16, more than in any other, we see how debilitating Kaori’s illness is to her, and become more assured that her disease is fatal. In… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 16: No Time
Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) is often a splashy series. The scenes featuring characters playing solos are big and grand, and even the humor is sometimes over-the-top (in a bleeding-from-your-cranium kind of way). As episode 15 started, my mind was readying for another big scene, even though the story wasn’t really… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 15: Little Stories
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun won our “pick an anime for me to watch” poll…but Shirobako won my heart. Or something like that. I decided to start watching Shirobako in addition to Nozaki-kun, mostly because of Japes’ post on the series and because of its surprisingly high placement in the Anime Power Rankings. A few episodes in,… Read More Shirobako: Live Out Your Passion
Much of the action in episode 14 of Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) takes place in a confined space – the bare walls of a small hospital room. But while the action in this episode is passive, our protagonist’s thoughts are moving a mile a minute. Two trains of thought are… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 14: Choosing the Song
Although our focus will almost certainly always be anime, we hope to also delve into other Japanese media here on Beneath the Tangles, such as manga and visual novels. To that end, we’re happy to have gaming blogger Michael of Gaming and God guest for us today, as he jumps into a popular JRPG. If… Read More Guest Post: Tales of Xillia and Hobbies
If you thought episode 10 was a tear-jerker, episode 13 of Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) must have had you sobbing. Picking up from last week, Arima goes on stage at the recital without Kaori to make a point, to make music for his muse, but instead comes away with something… Read More Your Lie in April, Episode 13: Who Are You Playing For?