I’ve been watching anime now for almost 35 years. Crazy, huh? But that’s not to say that I’ve been an otaku for that long—just as with many of you, my original viewing of the medium was as a youngster and without realizing the origin of what I was watching. It wasn’t until years later that… Read More What Anime Are Most Significant for Your Otaku Journey?
Yes, Amazon Prime Day is here. For the uninitiated, that mean that for the next two days, Amazon is running a multitude of deals in a variety of categories, extending even to anime DVDs—we otaku have some earning power after all (even the shut-ins among us!). Here are five anime and anime-related recommendations running through… Read More Five Anime Recommendations for Amazon Prime Day
Welcome, dear readers, to the eleventh meeting of our Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club. Up for discussion today is what is perhaps the least of the three True Tenchi Muyo! novels, but also the most satisfying in a number of ways. While Jurai and Yosho filled in important gaps that advanced the story of… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 11: True Tenchi Muyo! Volume 3 (Washu)
Tenchi Muyo was my first deep dive into anime. I was entranced by the show, which was like nothing I’d ever seen before. It was of course more adult than other animation I had grown up with, but there was also unexpected depth to the series. In fact, upon my initial zigzagged viewing of the… Read More Light Novel Kindling: Everyone Has a Story
So we’ve decided that the next Light Novel Club title will be the final volume of True Tenchi Muyo!, since it’s a great opportunity to finish off an entire series. That said, since I haven’t been reading this particular series, TWWK will be handling discussion on his own. So this is a great time to take a… Read More A Light Novel Club Special Chapter Approaches!
Doing this light novel club on Beneath the Tangles has opened my eyes to the breadth of light novel choices out there. In fact, our light novel club prez, stardf29, is reading 100 light novels this years and tweeting about them on his Twitter account. After years of neglect, it seems that J-Novel Club, Seven… Read More And Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is…True Tenchi Muyo! Vol 3 (Washu)
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)