The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 17

Welcome to episode 17 of The Tangles! This month we're happily celebrating the holiday season with a super special episode for you all! We gathered together several members of our staff (Charles/TWWK, Michael/Samuru, Frank/stardf29, Kaze, Annalyn, and Zeroe4) to answer questions about the year 2015, spirituality, and more! We all wish you a (belated) merry Christmas… Continue reading The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 17

Best Anime of 2015

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… Continue reading Best Anime of 2015

Annalyn’s Corner: You’re Loved, You’re Beautiful, and You’re Not Enough

... and if you don't realize these truths, you're going to hurt others, as Takeo does in Ore Monogatari, and as I've done with my family. "You matter," my sister told me, as my built-up stress finally burst out in tears and complaints. "Your needs and feelings matter... We love you, and we want to understand… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: You’re Loved, You’re Beautiful, and You’re Not Enough

Annalyn’s Corner: Takeo’s Spontaneous and Faithful Love

I just watched episode sixteen of Ore Monogatari, and I was hit yet again by Takeo's love for Yamato. It is passionate, spontaneous, and faithful. Everything she does makes his heart exclaim, "I love you!" She says something sweet. "I love you!" She blows on her food longer than anyone else. "I love you!" She presents… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Takeo’s Spontaneous and Faithful Love

Anime Today: Childlike Innocence

If there's one complaint that has arisen more than any other regarding Ore Monogatari, even from our own writers, it's that the show's characters are undeniably one-dimensional. As much as I enjoy and look forward to watching a new episode each and every week, not even I can deny the predictable nature of each personality.… Continue reading Anime Today: Childlike Innocence

Anime Today: Why You Should Be Watching What I’m Watching (And Why I’m Always Right)

The moment you've been waiting for has finally arrived: Japes has returned from Japan! Please, don't make too much of a fuss. Put the confetti away, save the cake for another time, the fireworks were a nice thought, but I'm sure there's a better time to break them out... Nah, who am I kidding. It's party… Continue reading Anime Today: Why You Should Be Watching What I’m Watching (And Why I’m Always Right)

Annalyn’s Corner: Suna’s Love Story (and Mine)

Hi there, folks! Time for some apologies. First, I'm sorry I missed last week's post. I was really sick, and writing was out of the question. Second, I'm sorry this is several hours late. I could blame internet problems, but I honestly couldn't have finished this before work even if my internet was working this… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Suna’s Love Story (and Mine)

Spring Anime 2015 Review (Part 3/3)

Did you enjoy yesterday's review? Here's another packed post reviewing this past season's anime! Sound! Euphonium Hibike! Euphonium stardf29 - 10/10 Yes, you read that right; I am giving this show a perfect score. And this show most definitely deserves it. This show has everything I could ask for in a concert band-themed anime. The characters… Continue reading Spring Anime 2015 Review (Part 3/3)

The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 11

In episode 11, our beloved host, Charles/TWWK (wait... what?), will be interviewing JP/Japes featuring questions about Japan submitted by you, our readers and listeners! Just like last month, JP is still working in Japan, and so this episode will focus on his impressions based on his time in Kanazawa. Thanks for listening! Feel free to… Continue reading The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 11

Annalyn’s Corner: Ore Monogatari!! and Sacrificial Love

I watched the first five episodes of Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!) this weekend. The premise intrigued me: this shoujo anime is shown primarily from a male point of view, and he's not the typical bishounen love interest. Instead, Takeo is the bishie's big, clumsy best friend. I was immediately intrigued by this break from the mold, but… Continue reading Annalyn’s Corner: Ore Monogatari!! and Sacrificial Love