Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold

Horror and the ancient world weave in and out of the manga and light novels we’re reviewing this week, with moments that will make you squirm and others that convey a warm familiarity, even when featuring the unknown. Then there are also the human dramas we’re reading, which take place in more contemporary settings while… Read More Reader’s Corner: Alice in Borderland (Vol. 2), To Strip the Flesh, and Golden Gold

Reader’s Corner: Fangirl, Deadpool Samurai, and The Dragon’s Soulmate Is a Mushroom Princess!

It’s a MARVELous day here at Beneath the Tangles as we review not one, but two Marvel / Shonen Jump crossover manga from Viz Media that are releasing next week! We also have shonen, fantasy, and more to share with you in this week’s reviews! Crimson Prince • Deadpool Samurai • The Dragon’s Soulmate Is… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fangirl, Deadpool Samurai, and The Dragon’s Soulmate Is a Mushroom Princess!

Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, and When a Cat Faces West

You Like Me, Don’t You? Vol. 1 This high school romcom is…wildly uneven in terms of quality. On the one hand, it’s got: the stereotypical loser guy (Soukichi) and popular girl (Kasumi) combo in a literature club; cliché, forced romcom scenarios; wonky or missing punctuation; sentence fragments; capitalization errors; ambiguity; tacky emphasis on the female… Read More Reader’s Corner: Cat + Gamer, The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady, and When a Cat Faces West

Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 4), My Wife is an Oni, and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Vol. 8 I’ve been both anticipating volume eight of Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki and dreading it, worried that this series I’ve come to adore might just fall off a cliff. While I’ve obviously enjoyed Yuki Yaku’s writing all this time, volume seven concluded with such a significant event—and one that seems as much… Read More Reader’s Corner: Frieren (Vol. 4), My Wife is an Oni, and I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World

Reader’s Corner: Laid-back Camp (Vol. 11), Zom 100 (Vol. 6), and Rascal Does Not Dream of His First Love

Onigiri There is perhaps no more iconic anime snack than onigiri, rice balls that anime boys and girls find themselves munching on frequently. In Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot’s cookbook named for the dish, the founders of restaurant Gili-Gili give 36 recipes for variations of the treat, with fillings of vegetables, fish and other meats,… Read More Reader’s Corner: Laid-back Camp (Vol. 11), Zom 100 (Vol. 6), and Rascal Does Not Dream of His First Love