Amid shots of gorgeous scenery, a handful of elementary and middle school-age kids attend the Japanese equivalent of a one-room country schoolhouse. Silliness ensues, periodically interrupted by more landscape shots. The heart of Non Non Biyori is Renge, a precocious and hilarious first-grader. Then there’s Hotaru, a former city girl whose family moved out to… Read More First Impression: Non Non Biyori, Season 3
The winter 2021 anime season feels a bit like life in general: Things are starting to get back to normal. Many delayed series are finally airing both among the host of sequels about to stream and brand new shows as well. And so, as usual, that means there are anime we think we’ll know, whether… Read More Winter 2021 Anime First Impressions
The 2021 winter season is just ahead of us and it can’t get here any sooner to help us move on from a rough 2020. Not that 2020 didn’t bring us great shows like Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and hyped sequels like Re:Zero, but I’m looking forward… Read More Winter 2021 Anime Season Preview
One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite non-shonen anime. Non Shonen anime that are excellent: A Place Further Than the UniverseHinamatsuriJuni TaisenInterviews with Monster GirlsGATE Turns out there's quite a few! https://t.co/JLlaIXAyKH — Black… Read More What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!
So apparently, the overall best anime of 2015, according to Beneath the Tangles writers, is Non Non Biyori Repeat. And while one could argue for various other shows being better, the Non Non Biyori series as a whole definitely has a certain appeal to it that has made it a well-loved series by its fans.… Read More The Secret Stars of Anime: Non Non Biyori and the Simpler Life
As 2015 draws so an end, so does the anime season. In the coming week or two, we’ll give our reviews for Fall 2015 anime, but today, we’ll wrap up the year by giving our selections of the year’s best anime. Kaze, Japes, and myself give our top five picks below, and we also have… Read More Best Anime of 2015
Here’s part 2 of 3 of our summer anime 2015 review! Baby Steps 2 Baby Steps 2 Annalyn – 8/10 In the Spring anime review, I gave Baby Steps 2 a 7/10. Now that I’ve finished it, I decided to give it an 8/10. I admit, it’s a little difficult to defend the score change. The visuals didn’t… Read More Summer Anime 2015 Review (Part 2/3)
Each month, our writers (along with a guest) give our top five list for some anime-related topic. This month, we approach this column a little differently, combining it with our summer season preview as a number of our writers give the five anime series they’re most looking forward to in summer 2015. Joining us is… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Five Summer 2015 Anime Series We Want to Watch (Summer 2015 Preview)