As we look back to ten years of Beneath the Tangles, it only makes sense to inspect the anime we’ve been analyzing all these years. I was interested in knowing which anime we covered the most, which were in effect our site favorites. It seems like an easy task—just run through our tags and see… Read More Throwback Thursday: BtT’s Top 10 Anime
Just in time for St. Valentine this year, I’ve been rewatching Toradora with my teen siblings and have found that my appreciation of it has only grown. I like its summer night skies and its dark winter, its bittersweet songs, the red or golden evenings at the school or near the river. The brilliant, casual… Read More The Code of Kushieda
This Christmas, why not give the gift of anime? At least that’s what we thought while putting together our own Secret Santa exchange! Tune in to see what Holly, Peter, David, and our editor, Marcelo, “gifted” each other as our members watched through recommended anime they hadn’t seen before. Twwk hosts this wintry episode of… Read More TangleCast 67: Secret Santa
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?
Over the last year I have been getting quite a bit into light novels. This led to me making a New Year’s resolution at the start of 2019 to read at least 100 novel volumes in the year. For the purpose of this challenge, any kind of novel counts towards the 100, not just light… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 10.5: A 100-Novel Challenge & Q&A!
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region Finals (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 57% def (2) My Hero Academia, 43% Critical Darlings Region Finals (5) Cowboy Bebop,… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round 3 (Elite Eight)
And then there were eight. This week, you have the opportunity to vote on four “finals matches”—one for each of our regions—and they are almost all certainly matches that will go down to the wire. With the exception of Fairy Tail, each of the elite eight competitors made quick work of their opponents in the… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Quarterfinals (Elite Eight)
Each Saturday, we’ll do a quick recap of the week’s results. Come back on Monday for both a detailed rundown of how the round went and the polls for the next round! Shounen / Popular Region (1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 71% def (4) Attack on Titan, 29% (2) My Hero Academia, 65% def (3) Naruto… Read More RESULTS: Anime March Madness 2019 Round Two (Sweet Sixteen)
Round one of our tournament has concluded and boy, did it get exciting! Thanks to everyone who chimed in, especially through Twitter and Facebook, expressing disgust, hopefulness, and just pure adulation for their favorites and at the matches. There was some anxiety, too—Why are these two going against each other?! was uttered more than once!… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Round 2 (Sweet Sixteen)
Welcome to the opening round of Anime March Madness 2019! Each Monday, this month, a new round will commence as anime go head to head and advance based on your votes*. The championship will occur on April 1st. We encourage you to vote here and to head over to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where voting… Read More Anime March Madness 2019: Opening Round