One of the ways our staff keeps itself entertained is by capturing funny or unusual frames from the anime we’re watching and posting them on our team Discord server. Our Twitter and Mastadon manager, MDRMN, then flips many of those screencaps to social media to share with you as well. But in case you’ve missed… Read More 30 Out-of-Context Screencaps from Spring 2023 Anime
Long before Kazuma was sent to another world; long before Aqua lost her position as guiding goddess; and long before Darkness—well, Darkness was probably pretty much always the same—there was a time when Megumin was a student at the Crimson Demon Magic School. After seeing an amazing explosion sent forth by a mysterious woman, Megumin… Read More First Impression: Konosuba – An Explosion on This Wonderful World!
Was the winter season a little slow for you? Well then, you’ll appreciate the spring 2023 anime season, with more than 50 anime series airing (not including shorts and children’s series)! As you can imagine, the set list of series is diverse, from cutesy shows and historical dramas, idol series to those featuring wizards and… Read More Spring 2023 Anime First Impressions
Darkness, the crusader who joins the main party in Konosuba, is quirky, to say the least (if you know, you know). She’s also brave and lovable, a perfect fit into a surprisingly engaging light novel series. As one of the protagonists, she’s also heavily featured in the recent Konosuba fan book release. Who’s your favorite… Read More Fanart Friday: Konosuba’s Shining Darkness
Welcome back to Text x Context, where we’re not in Kansas anymore! There’s a running joke among the staff of Beneath the Tangles that C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia is an isekai story. Of course, it isn’t what otaku typically mean when referring to a tale as isekai, but what makes the joke funny… Read More Text x Context: Not in Kansas Anymore
Cats in palaces, witches in boarding school, human heroes in the demon realm…it seems that our reviews this week feature plenty of protagonists dropped in unlikely places, and that’s not even considering a shy superhero (SHY) and an isekai’d hero (Konosuba) in two other volumes. But what should you expect from these stories of unexpected… Read More Reader’s Corner: Dandadan, Secrets of the Silent Witch, and My Gently Raised Beast
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date A Live (Origami Tobiichi), Assassination Classroom (Sumire Hara), and Tokyo Ghoul (Kurona Yasuhisa), among other series. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us… Read More Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!