Artist おおね has posted some four-dozen Cardcaptor Sakura art pieces over the last two months, much to my delight! Here’s just a sample of the lovely art arising from this flurry of activity. Catch you catch me! ★ 【おおね】「 カードキャプターさくら 」 ☆ all illustrations reprinted w/permission
One of our favorite series on Beneath the Tangles is Puella Magi Madoka Magica, an anime that’s not only masterfully produced and bursting with creativity but also stirs us to consider all sorts of faith-related topics. Today, we’re posting a lovely new illustration of the PMMM mahou shoujo, which also aligns with a podcast episode… Read More Fanart Friday: PMMM Podcasting!
Two girls are on watch in a city of towers high up in the mountains. That is, one is faithfully scanning the horizon (and scenting the air), while the other is racing about, making her way to the tippy top of the tallest tower in pursuit of thrills as she leaps from the window and… Read More First Impression: Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation
It’s Ichigo Momomiya’s first day of high school and she knows exactly what she needs to do: fall in love for the first time. She manages it within about 60 seconds flat, with the object of her newly minted affections being kendo star Aoyama-kun. (It’s something about the way he says “Men!” when scoring the… Read More First Impression: Tokyo Mew Mew New
Well, the title says it all, right? No? Okay. We’re fighting the battle of Dunkirk, only this is not the World War II we know. The enemy attacking “Gaul” is not the Nazis: instead, Humanity is facing the enigmatic, alien-looking Neuroi, aided by an aerial force of teenage witches in military uniforms. The valiant effort… Read More First Impression: League of Nations Air Force Aviation Magic Band Luminous Witches
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl series that shook up the genre and the entire medium. Hailed as a deconstruction of the series type (though it might best be described as subverting expectations), it also ended in a profound and moving way, and has… Read More Fanart: Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary
Much like its predecessor, Magia Record has so very much to relate, layers unraveling what should be a simple tale. Episode five of Puella Magi Madoka Side Story progresses the story by leaps and bounds, but while doing so deepens the mystery instead of unraveling it. I was surprised this was the case until I… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record Episode 5: The Demon Within