Look Into My Eyes (One Shot) Look Into My Eyes is a one-shot manga about an idol group on the verge of disbanding. While it appears that most of the members are ready to move on to bigger and better things, one of them can’t let go, and in the early pages of the manga… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: December 2020
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, Vol. 1 Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend—cute, sweet, bashful. But Izumi knows that’s only half her personality. Like some moe Jekyll and Hyde, in moments where her boyfriend needs her most, she becomes a super cool and dashing young woman, and it’s especially that part of her personality that… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: One Piece, Cutie Shikimori, and a Detestable Demon Falls in Love
Welcome back to Light Novel Kindling! Here, I will take a look at our next Light Novel Club selection and give my thoughts on something related to it. At the end of this post, I will also announce the light novel we’ll be reading for the meeting afterwards, which in this case will be in… Read More Light Novel Kindling: The Shoujo Light Novels are Omnipresent
Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
When it comes to anime and light novels, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an isekai series or six. Countless stories spanning many genres have used the person-travels-to-another-world premise. To borrow language from the infamous TV Tropes, the isekai concept has been played straight, played with, inverted, subverted, parodied, deconstructed, reconstructed, and more.… Read More The World Is Not Enough: Isekai and the Hope for More
Haikyu!! (Chapter 401) After eight amazing years of manga, the story of our favorite volleyball bois from Karasuno and across Japan will come to an end. By the time this article has posted, the final chapter will have dropped and I will have read it. As I await the final chapter (402), I am filled… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Haikyu, Fairy Tail, and A Wild Last Boss!
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 7th through June 13th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Will you be reading any of these… Read More Doki Doki News: Return of Re:Zero and A Promised Neverland Series
My Brother’s Husband (Vol. 1) On the last day my library was open before it was closed due to the pandemic, I picked up all of My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame. The story follows a Japanese Dad and his daughter following the death of his twin brother, who was living in Canada. He is… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Zipman, Marielle Clarac, and My Brother’s Husband
Note: These light novel first impressions come courtesy of J-Novel Club‘s membership program, which allows members to read weekly parts of light novels as they are translated, before their official e-book release. These impressions cover the first 3 parts of volume 1. One day, Lufas Maphaahl, the Heaven-Winged girl who was one of the most… Read More Light Novel First Impression: A Wild Last Boss Appeared!
Welcome back JeskaiAngel, one of our regular guest contributors here on Beneath the Tangles. Today, he takes a deep dive into a light novel series we recommend—Invaders of the Rokujouma!? I didn’t expect to encounter deep, encouraging thoughts about the nature and origin of true strength in a light novel, but… I recently started reading… Read More Guest Post: Invaders of the Rokujouma and Strength in Weakness