Though Star Wars: Visions—a series of animated shorts from about the franchise’s universe created by anime studios (including some of Japan’s most high profiles ones) and now available to stream on Disney+—was initially announced at last year’s Investor’s Day event, the idea of a Star Wars anime has lived in fans’ imaginations from a long,… Read More Star Wars: Visions (Review)
Spy Classroom, Vol. 1 Spy Classroom is an oddity among light novels: a spy thriller, one clearly taking inspiration from sources like James Bond and Mission: Impossible. And it’s got the best kind of plot twists: the super satisfying ones that you don’t see coming but that in hindsight make you facepalm and say, “Of… Read More Reader’s Corner: Star Wars Rebels (Vol. 2), Junji Ito’s Smashed, and an Animal Crossing Manga
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 5 Having watched (and loved) the Maison Ikkoku series first, I’ve been struck upon this reading of the manga that the pacing is quite different. The length of time it takes for Kyoko and Godai to grow as individuals and grow closer together is what creates both the frustration and… Read More Reader’s Corner: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer
Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 7 To no one’s surprise, this lovely manga continues to be sweet and hilarious. Highlights this time include Tsukasa making Nasa do his homework to watch Avengers: Endgame, and the fourth wall-breaking line, “I hope she never reads this manga…” Of note, I felt like this volume had… Read More Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance
Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10 With the recent season long gone and months since volume nine was released, I’ve been suffering from Yuru Camp withdrawal. There’s nothing out there quite like this series, with the sense of peace and fulfillment that it brings (along with plenty of humor). Volume ten, which moves past the point where… Read More Reader’s Corner: Carole and Tuesday, SW Guardians of the Whills, and Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10
What a week! Actually, what a day. Trailers for two highly-anticipated anime series dropped this past Wednesday. And while they’re aimed at very different types of audiences, they are both right in the comfort zone for us here at Beneath the Tangles. Komi Can’t Communicate, the manga series whose fans were perhaps most vocal over… Read More Full Trailers for Komi and Star Wars: Visions!
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 1st through 7th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Excited for the scary Hololive event? Eager for… Read More Doki Doki News: hololiveERROR, Digimon Movie, and R2D2 Tamagotchi
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with guest host number two! Today, Marisa Duran joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from recent anime series like Shadows House (Lou / Louise) and Horimiya (Hori). Follow Marisa on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us on SoundCloud, our platform for… Read More Doki Doki News: Star Wars Visions, Vinland Saga 2, and Guest Host Marisa Duran of Horimiya!
Given the choice between being “strong” or “weak,” few people, if any, would pick the latter. Yes, yes, I know there could be specialized contexts where “weak” makes sense, but in general, we have an understanding that strength is preferable to weakness. That’s lovely, but it leaves us with the problem of defining concepts like… Read More “Great Warrior? Wars Not Make One Great.”
Check out our video interview with voice actress Macy Anne Johnson (Smile Down the Runway), who voices Ordinary Person / Swindler in the Funimation dub of Akudama Drive, an intense and lively cyberpunk series involving notorious criminals drawn into mysterious heists in a dystopian landscape. Speaking of cyberpunk, we talk sci-fi with Macy, including her… Read More VA Macy Anne Johnson Talks Akudama Drive, Star Wars, and Recording Remotely