Later this month, volume two of Tearmoon Empire will be the subject of our 25th BtT Light Novel Club Meeting. Can you believe we’ve conducted that many sessions? We’ve come a long way and featured a number of different members in our club, and have now even come to the point where our discussions are… Read More 25 Light Novel Club Sessions!
Professional otaku ProZD tweeted out his top 30 anime, anime movies, and manga this week, and I enjoyed his recommendations greatly—they cover series old and new, and lift up a number of those that I would say are underrated, forgotten, or just relatively unknown to the new generation of anime fans. The tweet also made… Read More Twwk’s Top 30 Anime Series
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to name a series that you love, but isn’t an especially good series, nor especially terrible. It’s just there, one in an endless landscape of anime. And because it’s caught in that vast middle, your choice may be lost to time, a series that is rarely discussed… Read More 13 Anime That Are Completely Average, But Which You’ll Love Anyway
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)