Periodically, I like point back to some of the more than 900 posts we’ve written here on Beneath the Tangles. “Mileposts” is about blogging milestones – those little breakthroughs when posts hit certain numbers of significance in terms of hits. Three articles recently hit such mileposts. Sword Art Online, Episode 10: You Complete Me Milepost:… Read More Mileposts: Kirito x Asuna, Karuta God, and I Can’t Believe This Got a Thousand Hits
Oreimo is best when the focus shifts away from Kirino and the creepy main storyline and toward the supporting characters. Thus, it’s unsurprising that this past week’s episode was among the best, I think, of the entire series run. It was also a piece of fanservice for me, getting to see two of my favorite… Read More Ayase v. Kuroneko: Two Ways to Love
Though with some exceptions, one thing that Oreimo has done right from the very beginning is getting us to feel, “Hey, I’ve been there, too!” This week did that for me better than most as Saori’s back story was animated. Though there have been hints of this, of the friends in her circle, Saori is… Read More Oreimo Season 2, Episode 03: May the Circle Be Unbroken
Each season, I jot down a little list of series I intend to check out. They’re usually in two categories: “Definitely” and “Maybe,” indicating how likely I am to watch these series from beginning to end. And although at one point I declared myself finished with the first season of OreImo (not to mention the… Read More Oreimo Season 2, Episode 01: Where Is Your Heart (and Pocketbook)?
I was dusting out blog drafts, and found this completed entry among them. I don’t know if I would’ve written it today…but nonetheless, here it is! Several years ago, while I was still in college and unmarried, a group of close guy friends and I had a conversation about “animated women.” My friend blogged about… Read More Belldandy, Nagisa, and What it Means to Be Pure
As I watched the 7th episode of OreImo (Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai) the other day, I felt a sort of uneasiness throughout. The episode was just as good as others so far. But…I just couldn’t get comfortable enough ti simply enjoy the show. I tried not to think too… Read More OreImo Episode 07 and “The Line”
Everybody and their momma has been commenting on episode four of Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai (OreImo), with many making judgment that the series is now becoming what everyone thought it would become. Some like where it’s headed (Seanver has been tweeting all day about it). Others, not so much. A number… Read More OreImo Episode 04: Here We Go…or No?
John of the AnimeNation Anime News Blog is among the most interesting and knowledgeable writers about anime that I’ve read. Today, he posted a reaction to the recent OreImo leak, and though not about spirituality, his comments bring up some interesting ideas regarding the hearts of anime fans, and really, all of us.