The Emperor’s Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride, Vol. 1 Imperial culture had no issue with Lyse being a female knight in her first life, but she then reincarnates as a minor noblewoman in the neighboring kingdom of Olwen, where residents disdain her proficiency with a sword and mock her as the “boar girl” for… Read More Reader’s Corner: World Piece, SAO Progressive Vol. 2, and My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong Vol. 11
Spy x Family, Vol. 5 The hilarious hijinks of Japan’s favorite fake family continue apace in Volume 5! Spy Loid “Twilight” Forger, assassin Yor “Thorn Princess” Briar, and mind-reading Anya are joined now by Bond the dog who can see the future—especially what’s for dinner. This can be a real life saver when it comes… Read More Reader’s Corner: Spy x Family, Laid-Back Camp, and Drugstore in Another World
Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Mimori Touka and his classmates are spirited away to a fantasy world where they’re given skills, powers, and ranks. But Minori has a problem. He has the lowest rank, E, and according to the summoning goddess, and with the support of the other… Read More Reader’s Corner: One Week Friends, Failure Frame, and SAO Progressive
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of March 21st through 27th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you worried about the fate of Crunchyroll?… Read More Doki Doki News: More Dr. Stone, More Keanu, and No More FUNi-Crunchy?
I finished watching this short but sweet anime titled One Week Friends. Like most of the anime series I have been watching recently, it was recommended and reviewed here on Beneath The Tangles. The animation and character focused story hooked me immediately and I felt as if I was watching real people live life. If… Read More One Week Friends: He Hasn’t Forgotten You
Every year, I revisit the lyrics for “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and revise them to fit the anime I’ve watched and manga I’ve read over the previous years. I do this just because I like it. Maybe you’ll like it, too, and do what I do – sing the words below… Read More My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2014
What a week for spiritual articles in the blogosphere! Check out the abundance of posts linked below, a number from bloggers and writers who don’t usually write about religion: Josiah Harrist beautifully weaves his experiences as the child of missionaries with his viewings of many Studio Ghibli classics. [Christ and Pop Culture] M.S. O’Brien looks… Read More Something More: Catholicism in Baby Steps, Religion of Eureka Seven, and Idolizing K-On!
TWWK: Disappointed in how our reviewers have graded the spring 2014 anime season thus far? While Kaze and Japesland have generally been down on the series they’ve written about the past two days, it seems they may have saved the best for last, as they review some of the series they were highest on for… Read More Spring 2014 in Review (Part 3/3)
For such a humble little show, I’ve been surprised at how One Week Friends has kept me at baited breath all season long. I’ve been anticipating that the bottom would fall out, that we would have some big climax, though I wasn’t sure if it would feel contrived or if there would be genuine drama… Read More One Week Friends: Stranger Than Your Empathy
At first glance, One Week Friends looks and feels like a cute show. The animation is gentle, the frequently flushed cheeks are awww-worthy, and the storyline about friendship is the stuff of kid shows. But the series makes me a little uncomfortable for a number of reasons, among them that I’m waiting for the bottom… Read More One Week Friends: Why We Do What We Do