My Brother’s Husband (Vol. 1) On the last day my library was open before it was closed due to the pandemic, I picked up all of My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame. The story follows a Japanese Dad and his daughter following the death of his twin brother, who was living in Canada. He is… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Zipman, Marielle Clarac, and My Brother’s Husband
During this time when we’re at home more than ever, we’re looking to bring you more content in ways we haven’t before. As part of that, our Director of Development, Cecillia, is interviewing some of the folks you usually just hear from on Beneath the Tangles: our on-air podcasters (Bethany, Peter, Holly, and David) from… Read More Interview in Place: Meet David, Host of the TangleCast!
At Beneath the Tangles, we’re always looking for interesting ways to engage our readers and subscribers. Some folks like to read our articles here on the blog. Others enjoy our Instagram screencaps. And some of you love TikTok. That’s right, we’re now on TikTok! I’m excited to see how this account grows and engages our… Read More Beneath the TikTok? Follows us on our newest social media account!
As the Demon Slayer manga nears its conclusion (spoilers ahead), it returns, in spirit, to the series opening—to Tanjirou’s thoughts of home. Muzan Kibutsuji, unable to survive the sun, has passed on his demon power and his own spirit to Tanjirou, who has started to succomb to the invasion. As Giyuu prepares to kill him,… Read More Demon Slayer Chapter 203: Memories of Home
Jun Kirarazaka’s new manga, Bone Collection, is set in a world where yokai are always on the prowl and often attacking humans. Into this world steps Kazami, a teenager from a long line of powerful exorcists, including his brother and father, and who has been training to fight yokai. The problem? He’s terrible at it.… Read More Manga First Impression: Bone Collection
Deep within me, there’s a longing to be a superhero. I think it’s the same with many of us, which helps explain the popularity of the MCU, shounen anime, and Star Wars. And for me, this feeling extends not only to the traditional idea of physically saving people, but to other aspects of life, like… Read More Silence, Star Wars, and Someone Else’s Sacrifice
Moriking is a new manga series from Shonen Jump by Tomohiro Hasegawa. The first chapter introduces elementary school student Shota Aikawa and his high school-aged sister sister, Shoko. In the first few pages, Shoko joins her brother to watch as his pet beetle Moriking begins to emerge from its pupal form. Instead of a normal… Read More Manga First Impression: Moriking
During this time of pandemic, all organizations and groups have had to change the way they do things. The church has been no different. For many, that means starting to stream worship services online if they hadn’t been doing so already. And despite the many challenges in going to an online format, this has perhaps… Read More Digital Church Services for Otaku
Of the many positive outcomes that results from a focus on diversity is this: Diverse thoughts and inclusion of many peoples opens individual minds, helping us all to more deeply understand what we probably already know, which is that the world is much bigger than what we personally see and experience. With that in mind,… Read More Holy Week: Anime and Disability
Shuichi is about to graduate high school, and those his grades are good enough for college, he’s hesitating. Something doesn’t feel right. He doesn’t want to stand out—but the reason behind that is more than youthful indecision. For reasons unknown to him, his sense of smell has increased many-fold, and far more peculiarly, Shuichi is… Read More First Impression: Gleipnir