Dear Readers, It’s with sorrow that we bid adieu to Hansha, one of our longest tenured writers on Beneath the Tangles, who is stepping down from aniblogging. I’m thankful to have grabbed onto Hansha and her skills at just the right time, during a period when her interest in anime and manga was thriving. We’ll… Read More Letter From the Editor: Thank You, Hansha, and Farewell!
Faith is a funny thing. It seems so easy to keep right up until the moment it is tested. It’s fine and dandy to trust when things are going good and I know exactly what is happening, but I always surprise myself by how quickly that faith can wobble when things get a little tough. Kotoura goes… Read More Dealing with Doubt in Kotoura-san
Anyone who has ever honed a special skill or talent knows that it takes a steady diet of hard work and consistency to get really good at doing whatever you do. Discipline is necessary to become a great musician, a winning athlete, or an accomplished writer. It’s also a prerequisite to becoming a martial arts… Read More Kotoura-san’s Hiyori and Lovely Discipline
In my high school, there were no “otaku kids” – at least none that I knew of. I was about two years away from discovering the goodness of Card Captor Sakura, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Tenchi Muyo! Some of my friends were addicted to Dragonball Z, but were certainly better classified as DBZ fans than… Read More Kotoura-san, Episode 02: Upstanding Entertainment
I should never have given birth to you. As quoted by Highway of Sushi Go Kart, this horribly hurtful phrase spoken to Haruka by her mom in episode one of Kotouro-san begins a spiral downward for the previously kind and bubbly girl. There are few things more hurtful than condemning words from a parent, and… Read More Reader Feedback: Kotoura-San and Unclean Mouths – What Words Have Crushed Your Spirit?