Welcome to another edition of the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! With it being the holiday season, I gave our club a break and decided to approach a novel on my own (which gave me the chance to read a book that probably no one else on staff wanted to read anyway!). Having read… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 7: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 2 (Yosho)
Christa no longer, she’s Queen Historia, Hot pots when camping, now that’s an idea! Battles and letters and tears Violet brings, These are a few of my favorite things. After the Rain was both icky and pretty, Poop jokes a’plenty to go with the gritty, A nice ReLIFE ending all tied up with strings, These… Read More My Favorite (Anime) Things, 2018
What am I supposed to do with my life? I struggled with that question throughout college and into my mid-twenties. Although I set solid plans for how my career would lay out, they would shift every couple of years as I learned that maybe my plans were based on what I saw myself doing rather… Read More Light Novel Kindling: When Your Journey Leads to Ryoko
We’ve been going strong with the light novel club for much of 2018 (six novels completed!), so I was going to have us take a break over the holidays, but then I saw that volume two of the True Tenchi Muyo! light novels just came out, and I couldn’t help myself! I’ll be doing a… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…True Tenchi Muyo! Vol 2 (Yosho)
Tenchi Muyo, though taking place mainly on earth in the here and now, is like Star Wars, for the entirety of what happens in the series is because of things that happened long ago in a galaxy far away. Fans of the original OVAs who have tuned into the more recent ones and seen decreasing… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 4: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 1 (Jurai)
When I was younger, I was never under the illusion that I would be an anime fan for life. I thought it was a phase, and I was fine with that. But along the way, during long stretches of time when I would hardly watch any anime (or cease watching entirely), a series or movie… Read More Thank you Ayu, Thank you Tenchi, Thank you, Thank you Taiga
It’s been more than 25 years since the first Tenchi Muyo! OVA was distributed. My recollection of the first two OVAs is still crystal clear because of my obsession with the series when I was younger, but everything else Tenchi-related has either dimmed or remains a blank spot in my fandom memory. But the upcoming… Read More Light Novel Club Kindling: Catching Up with Tenchi Muyo!
We’ve just concluded the third book in our light novel club series, but it’s time to forge ahead and move to the next one! While the last two selections were in the new style of digital releases, our newest takes us back in time to Toonami and the birth of the anime fandom for many… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection is…The True Tenchi Muyo Light Novel (Vol 1)!
I want to begin this month with a note of congratulations to Tommy Phillips, who just celebrated his tenth year in aniblogging! He has his blog have undergone heavy transition over the past couple of years and, to be be honest, I think I would have left blogging altogether had I gone what he went… Read More Something More: Ten Years of Aniblogging Feels Like Only Yesterday
I can remember when I first really discovered anime, through an episode of Tenchi Muyo! on Toonami. In it, Mihoshi, the bubbled-headed Galaxy Police officer, is returning to earth and crash lands her plane. The landing was so rough that I assumed she died. It was such a strange scene, so unlike what I was… Read More When You’re the Supporting Character in Your Own Series