It’s year 571 of the Return Era, and on a train barreling through the apocalyptic desert landscape, a table is set for two. On one side sits a beautiful woman, dressed in a flowery pink kimono to match her pink hair, glimmering blue eyes staring faintly across the dishes. On the other sits an white-haired… Read More First Impression: Prima Doll
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of January 10th through 16th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you excited for New Pokemon Snap? Eager… Read More Doki Doki News: Katy Poke-Perry-mon, New Pokemon Snap, and Another Evangelion Delay
When you think Odin, does the one-eyed, elderly father of Loki and Thor come to mind? Well, time to think again. Pronouncing herself as the Norse god and with the power of omniscience, this Odin Sato seems like another middle schooler suffering from Chuunibyou Syndrome, but to high school senior Yota’s surprise, her pronouncements keep… Read More First Impression: The Day I Became a God
“Kyousuke is back!” a voice shouts. And then, everyone in the school dorm runs to goof around a senior year student. Kyousuke is the idea guy, the visionary leader, the creative force and the acting big brother of a group of five called the Little Busters, known and loved throughout the school. Soon to graduate,… Read More Kyousuke Natsume and Meeting the Crucified Christ (I)
Key’s newest story has finally been released after multiple delays. Harmonia is a kinetic novel, much like Planetarian, and got an English release even before the Japanese release. While the music and art were a wonderful immersion into the story, the actual writing itself was subpar. I do appreciate many of the themes and ideas… Read More Harmonia and Outdated Religion
Hey everyone, we have some super exciting news today. As you could guess from the title, we are having a Narcissu Anthology season pass giveaway! For those unaware, we of Beneath the Tangles (well, at least Japes and I) are big fans of Narcissu for its respectful inclusion of Christian faith in its stories that present… Read More We’re Giving Away 10 Narcissu Anthology Season Passes!
As evidenced by its placement on our Visual Novel Recommendations Page, it’s no secret that we love Planetarian at Beneath the Tangles. Now that we’ve finally received the highly-anticipated 5-episode ONA adaptation, JP (Japesland), Casey (CutsceneAddict), and Kaze are very excited to present and discuss some of our thoughts as to what makes this unique narrative so compelling, especially from… Read More TangleCast 18: Finding God in Planetarian