Well, what a time! I´m 27 this year, and as I start to resemble more a seinen protagonist that a shōnen one, I know I want to be both, and I have for a long time. Long before I first watched Erased four years ago, the hope that a balance of both adventure, wonder, innocence,… Read More The Shōnen Guide to the Eucharist
In the world of Moriking, our titular hero is hoping to one day be crowned the King of the Forest. He represents the beetle tribe and, like other insect contestants for the crown, has a human form. This also means that other contenders to the crown will be challenging him in their quest to the top.… Read More Newman’s Nook: Moriking’s Wisdom and Grace
Ayakashi Triangle is a new Shonen Jump manga series from Kentaro Yabuki, who is best known for Black Cat and serving as the artist for To Love Ru. This new series, from the look of it so far, includes some of the supernatural elements of the earlier and some of the fanservice of the latter.… Read More Manga First Impression: Ayakashi Triangle
On our last episode of the TangleCast, the crew got into the spirit of the series they were analyzing, Shirobako, and pitched their own ideas for an anime! Today, you get to vote on the anime that you’d most like to watch if it was actually developed! Check out the summaries of each of the… Read More Vote for the Original TangleCast Anime You’d Most Want to Watch!
If you can believe it, Anime March Madness is just around the corner! For those uninitiated, Anime March Madness is our anime vs. anime tournament to determine the best anime in all the land! Voting begins on Monday here on the blog and through our various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As a… Read More Anime March Madness 2020: Full Bracket
Just as the new year began, there was a lot of buzz among our staff writers about Smile Down the Runway, a new series adapted from a shounen manga set in the world of fashion and modeling. Portraying the challenges of aspiring fashion designer Ikuto and too-short model Chiyuki as they reach for their dreams,… Read More Macy Anne Johnson Smiles Down the Runway
Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to be a hero. That’s why we love anime about heroes who conquer all odds. But what’s left for the good guys to do once they conquer? When all the odds have been even-ed? Are they heroic in the off-hours? Does one eat, drink, and do everything else as… Read More TangleCast 45: What’s More Than A Conqueror?
Dr. Stone, a manga currently running in Weekly Shonen Jump, really rocks! It takes place thousands of years in the future, when a worldwide (and mysterious) tragedy in our own day has kicked humanity back into the stone age. (A truly petrifying thought.) There are a handful of survivors from our time (this is a manga,… Read More Dr. Stone’s Philosophy of Science
The second episode of our rebooted TangleCast is now up, put together by our writer, Matthew G, who leads his one-man podcast team, Team Anchester. As promised in our podcast revival announcement, Matthew explains the meaning behind his team name and how it paints a picture of what Team Anchester is all about. Episode 37… Read More TangleCast 37: Shonen, Spurgeon, and Divine Immutability
Beneath the Tangles has undergone many changes since it first began in 2010, not least of which is in what media we explore with our site. While this blog will always center on writing, media has become more and more a part of what we also develop and post. To meet these needs, I’m putting… Read More Call for New Staff: Artists, Designers, and Bloggers