Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 2: To Drop or Not to Drop

Greetings, Tangles readers! Yesterday, Twwk posted an excellent article to kick off our deep dive into the Bunny Girl Senpai series. Twwk’s article focused largely on Sakuta’s character: his selfless, genuine love for Mai and his transparent, authentic self. But of course, Sakuta’s character isn’t all sunshine. As Twwk points out, he tends to dance… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 2: To Drop or Not to Drop

A Ryvius Advent

Advent, the time of year in which Christians commemorate Christmas by looking forward to it in anticipation, as well as to Christ’s return, is upon us. We hope that we can help you participate and get into the “Christmas spirit” through our blog as we do our traditional Christmas posts. Consider signing up for our… Read More A Ryvius Advent

The World Is Not Enough: Isekai and the Hope for More

When it comes to anime and light novels, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting an isekai series or six. Countless stories spanning many genres have used the person-travels-to-another-world premise. To borrow language from the infamous TV Tropes, the isekai concept has been played straight, played with, inverted, subverted, parodied, deconstructed, reconstructed, and more.… Read More The World Is Not Enough: Isekai and the Hope for More

Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

Jeskai Angel continues our Holy Week series on anime and disability by examining a condition that might quality as the latter, but which as he mentions, can certainly be significantly disabling. Shame is an extremely common result of being abused, and it can happen with any kind of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, etc. Shame isn’t… Read More Nice Shoujo Protagonist You’ve Got There…Shame If Anything Happened to Her

Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh

Today’s guest post comes from medical school student, Dimas, and takes a look at how Christianity is sometimes depicted in one of two ways, as through Kirei Kotomine, when it is in fact neither. Christian tone and symbolism in the Japanese media and in particular anime are mostly used as a flavoring so to say;… Read More Guest Post: What Philosophy Found Pleasure a Sin? A Response to Gilgamesh