Reader’s Corner: From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, Spy Classroom, and Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 7

We have a busy week of releases new and old to share with you, headlined by the initial volumes of From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, My Happy Marriage, and the Spy Classroom manga. But dedicated readers might also noticed that while we’ve been going through Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki these past few weeks, we jumped… Read More Reader’s Corner: From Toxic Classmate to Girlfriend Goals, Spy Classroom, and Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 7

That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too

Manga is my happy place. I think I’ve known this for a while honestly, but it wasn’t something I fully admitted to myself until recently.  Or maybe it was more that I accepted that this is my new “reality” for my bookish world. This world no longer consisted of novels for clients that I worked… Read More That Time When Depression Tried to Swallow Up My Favorite Fictional Heroes…And Me, Too

Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic, Vol. 17 The final arc of Oregairu (this is the 17th of 19 manga volumes) shifts heavily toward the dramatic, immediately evident ipn the cover which makes Hachiman, commonly memified as Batman-like hero, 8-man (“Hachi-man”), look like he’s in an action manga, while Yukino… Read More Reader’s Corner: A Sign of Affection, Dragon and Ceremony, and My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story

Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6 When a writer or mangaka adds new major characters to a long-running manga or show, it’s often smacks of desperation, an attempt to keep the series going despite a dearth of creativity. But for Rumiko Takahashi’s hands, new characters are fun and functional pieces that help move the plot… Read More Reader’s Corner: Lovesick Ellie, The Way of the Househusband, and the Final Volume of Love Me Love Me Not

New Year, New Hope

TR has been a frequent contributor and supporter of Beneath the Tangles. He joins us again today with an article about his personal hardships working in the OEL manga industry, as well as encouragement for others who endured a painful 2021. For many of us, 2021 was a challenging year. Whether because of the passing… Read More New Year, New Hope

Reader’s Corner: Frieren Vol. 2, The Demon Girl Next Door Vol. 3, and Demon Slayer Stories of Water and Flame

Goodbye Otherworld, See You Tomorrow, Vol. 1 In the continuing mission to explore strange new genre mashups involving isekai, here’s postapocalyptic isekai. Poor Keisuke finds himself in a fantasy world where magic disappeared centuries ago after an industrial revolution, and most of the population died out recently. Soon after he encounters another lost soul, Nito… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren Vol. 2, The Demon Girl Next Door Vol. 3, and Demon Slayer Stories of Water and Flame

Reader’s Corner: Sarazanmai, The Abandoned Empress, and the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Artbook

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, Vol. 12 Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui’s story approaches its final stages in volume 12 of My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected, which more than ever leans upon a melancholic and anxious tone as Yukino asks for the others’ support for help with a… Read More Reader’s Corner: Sarazanmai, The Abandoned Empress, and the Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Artbook

Reader’s Corner: Frieren, Pop Life, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades

Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection Christmas season is a time for ghost stories, right? Just read A Christmas Carol to get the idea. So how about this collection, a Junji Ito one entitled Deserter? Let me tell you—it’s a lot. Each of the 12 stories are dark and filled with sadness and body horror, while… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren, Pop Life, and Reign of the Seven Spellblades