You may not have realized that Veterans Day this year was an especially significant one, marking the 100th anniversary of the WWI armistice. I usually don’t think much of the day, honestly—I thank my father for his service, post a grateful message on Facebook, and then the day pass, but perhaps because of commemoration last… Read More For God or Country? Violet Evergarden and Divided Allegiance
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
Last week, I asked for reader response regarding the “moe-ifying” of tragic events, with particular emphasis on WWI. JeskaiAngel, one of our regular guest contributors, couldn’t keep his thoughts to a single comment—he sent us this entire article! Charles asked, “What do you think about making cuteness out of WWI? Of moe-fying some tragic event in… Read More Guest Post: Kawaii Trench Warfare
“That sounds like a great story! Can I watch it with you?” “Well, I want to watch it with some regularity…so no.” After completing Avatar: The Last Airbender and Violet Evergarden with me, my roommate has learned well how hard it is to align both our schedules, even though we live in the same house.… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #5): Will You Watch This Anime With Me?
Okabe has been in a relationship with a beautiful genius. He has a remarkable group of friends. And he’s traveled through and across time. And yet, I don’t envy him—I don’t think of any of us do. As he remarks in episode five of Steins;gate 0, the year is almost over, but it wasn’t a… Read More Okabe’s Debilitating PTSD; Suzuha’s Authentic Community
With the close of the Winter 2018 season, the staff at Beneath the Tangles have decided to look back at the previous season and ask the following questions: What was the biggest surprise of the Winter 2018 season? What was your favorite series? With all that in mind, we have an amazing and varied staff… Read More Winter 2018 Anime Thoughts
As Violet Evergarden progresses, and especially into episode nine, which seems to be the climax of the series, we discover more and more about Violet’s background, especially as it pertains to her time in the military under Gilbert’s direction. And while her earlier years are left blank (How did she come into Dietfried’s possession? Is… Read More Violet Evergarden: Animal -> Weapon -> Doll -> Woman