This week we officially kick off a new regular TangleCast special that features members of the Beneath the Tangles staff who don’t normally appear on the podcast. To get things started, JP (Japesland) and Kaze chat with one of our longtime writers, Lynna, about a style of post in which she has accumulated significant experience: episodic articles. Over the… Read More TangleCast 28: Writing Episodically (Staff Feature: Lynna)
Flying Witch Flying Witch Japesland – 6/10 There’s really not too much to Flying Witch as a creative work, which means my review will be similarly brief. It’s relaxing, entertaining, and generally competent at what it attempts to accomplish. That, however, is as far as it goes: competent. Characters? Good. Pacing? Good. Setting? Good. Everything else?… Read More Spring Anime 2016 Review (Part 3/3)
Final episodes are important to me. They have to tie off significant loose ends, and provide some sort of meaningful conclusion to the story, or everything feels a little pointless. Kiznaiver had a fairly reasonable pace, almost too reasonable for a twelve episode anime, and so one of my fears was that the last episode would… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 12: Because We Don’t Understand
Only one episode remains. I often don’t pay too much attention to second-to-last episodes, as my attention is completely focused on the ending in sight, but I think they can be very important. They set the stage for the finale, and if they don’t contain just the right balance of information and build up, the… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 11: Imbecile and Empathy
After the chaos of the previous episode, I did expect this one to be quieter, though I wasn’t sure how. I was right, but it’s outward quietness masked a huge reveal that clarifies a lot of mysteries and character motivations. It also provided a pivotal transition from a story about the Kiznaivers passing missions to… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 10: The End of Summer
It has begun. The plot is advancing, the happy days are over, and everything is rapidly progressing downward. I’d almost go so far as to say that this episode hit the rock bottom of tragedy, but I won’t because that’s just begging for everything to get worse.
After the heartwarming episode concluding the main character arc of Honoka Maki, I must say that my expectations were significantly lower—and I’m afraid they were not surpassed. I’m not surprised, as the emotions of the last episode are not easily matched, but at the same time I worry this may mark a downward turn in… Read More Kiznaiver Episode 8: Scientifically Convenient Romance