TR, the administrator of Golden Plume Press, an OEL manga firm, is covering Anime Expo 2018 for us! Check out his thoughts below and follow us on Twitter, as TR live tweets his way through all the ups and downs of this massive event. Yeahhhhh! A thunderous applause shook the ballroom as the next wave… Read More Anime Expo 2018 Wrap-Up: Day 1
I think the Attack on Titan fandom has a love/hate relationship with Reiner Braun. I know I do. And I’ve been on the latter side of that recently since, ya know, betrayal, but I’ve since moved back to the other end. I caught up with the manga for the series upon hearing of a major… Read More Reiner Braun and Knowing the Whole Story
When I was a high school teacher, I tried to impart to my students that both history textbooks and media outlets have a bad habit of reducing complex human beings to simple numbers. To demonstrate the significance of events, writers and journalist sreport the number of casualties in an event, like the sixty Palestinians killed… Read More Potato Girl and Our Casualties of War
No doubt, Kyoko Mogami is one of manga’s coolest characters. Originally introduced as meek and subservient to childhood friend and budding superstar, Shotaro Fuwa, she quickly reveals herself to be vindictive, determined, and a little crazy. In fact, Skip Beat focuses on Kyoko’s attempt to become an idol, not out of a search for fame… Read More Skip Beat, J-Pop Idols, and Discovering Your Passion
It’s the second and final week of our Patreon Drive—thank you to those partnering with us financially! Through your funds we’re able to bring you a variety of posts here on the blog and are able to grow our other platforms. Beneath the Tangles started as a blog only, but in recent years, has achieved… Read More One Week Left in Our Spring Drive!
I’m happy to announce that we’ve brought a new writer onto our team—Dr. Steve! If you’ve followed us the last couple of years, you may have noticed that he’s written some excellent guest pieces for us, and if you frequent blogosphere, you may also have noticed that he has been actively blogging these last few… Read More Welcome Our Newest Writer, Dr. Steve!
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… Read More BtT Light Novel Club, PROLOGUE: Let’s Spice Things Up