Win a Rem Figure and Re:Zero Light Novels as Our Patreon Drive Begins!

Starting today and running through Friday, April 20th, we'll be having our Spring 2018 Patreon Drive. I'm really excited about it, not only because it offers us a chance to partner with you, but because I've picked out some really cool prizes that new patrons can win if you join us during the next two… Continue reading Win a Rem Figure and Re:Zero Light Novels as Our Patreon Drive Begins!

And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is…

Walking My Second Path in Life! Never heard of it? Well, the franchise doesn't have an anime and it doesn't have an English publication in book form. But what it does have is an interesting premise (taken from J-Novel Club): Fie, first princess of Daeman, finds herself isolated and stranded in the foreign Kingdom of… Continue reading And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is…

BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 1: Spice and Wolf (Volume 1)

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Welcome to the opening meeting of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! Today, we'll be discussing our first selection, Spice and Wolf, a "classic" among light novels. Your host today is me—TWWK—and joining us are Frank, Annalyn, Teresa Christina, and YOU. Please chime in with your thoughts below, and feel free to use our… Continue reading BtT Light Novel Club, Chapter 1: Spice and Wolf (Volume 1)

Light Novel Club Kindling: Nostalgia and Wolf

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Our first Light Novel Club discussion is fast approaching, landing on April 6th (mark it on your calendars), but I couldn't wait to just touch on one little quote from volume one of Spice and Wolf, the selection for this "chapter" of the club: The pleasure of nostalgia is never without its companion, loneliness. A… Continue reading Light Novel Club Kindling: Nostalgia and Wolf

BtT Light Novel Club, PROLOGUE: Let’s Spice Things Up

Although the focus on our site is anime, our staff loves to dive into other types of Japanese media, like games, visual novels, and live-action films. And now, we're jumping into another anime-related medium: the light novel! Throughout this year, a group of us will be reading through light novels and discussing them. We invite… Continue reading BtT Light Novel Club, PROLOGUE: Let’s Spice Things Up

Isekai for Christians, Part 2: Power Fantasies and Responsibilities

It is time to go back to the wacky world of modern world characters getting transported to fantasy worlds! If you have not read my last post on isekai, please go there and at least read up through the “Acting and Reacting” part of that post, to understand the basics of what isekai is (if… Continue reading Isekai for Christians, Part 2: Power Fantasies and Responsibilities

Letters from the Editor: I’m Part of the Problem

According to my admittedly rather fallible memory, few anime in the last few years have frustrated me as much as Girlish Number, but I can't help but feel that this is a good sense of frustration. I'm not angry because the anime is terrible, or even because I wish the characters were written differently, but… Continue reading Letters from the Editor: I’m Part of the Problem