A man armed with a sickle battles to overcome a vicious beast in the forest, saving the life of a little girl at the cost of his own. With his dying breath, he tells her the name of his dog, Kanata, who has fought just as fearsomely as his master. This is no simple, if… Read More First Impression: The Fire Hunter
Ah, Labor Day. To some, this could mean the unofficial end of summer. To others, this could mean putting away our white-colored clothes because of some arbitrary fashion rule. Some others, either voluntarily or involuntarily, tend to take Labor Day quite literally. If this applies to you, why on earth are you reading this article;… Read More The Labor Day Anime Cookout!
Once upon a time, a narrator shares an obscure fable about a many-eyed giant, a just society turned murderous, and peacock feathers while a psychedelic world unfolds on the screen, offering a glimpse of the many characters (and possibly time periods or dimensions) that will doubtless feature in the upcoming 12 episodes, before focusing in… Read More First Impression: YUREI DECO
How far would you go to save a friend? We never expect it will be that far; that it will be too far, and will push beyond the bounds of what we’re willing or have the capacity to offer. Instead, somehow, it will always be doable in the moment and we won’t really have to… Read More Of Artists, Minstrels & Drowning Friends
Have you ever been afraid of the future? Have you ever looked at the horizon and worried about what lay ahead, hidden just beyond sight? The hardships to come, the opposition you’ll face, or perhaps even worse, the things that will never be, as the things that are missing from your life continue to elude… Read More Fear of the Future in The Heike Story
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and light novels. We’re also joined by our friend Atelier Gokujou, who shares a few faves with us from the perspective of a professional anime artist. From the… Read More An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels
Rice paddies and those that call them home: a songbird, a couple of farmers and a girl who runs for the pure joy of it. She pauses to gather herself, thinking of her favorite idol and her goal of making friends at her new school, before throwing herself into a cartwheel that turns into a… Read More First Impression: Akebi’s Sailor Uniform