“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
Violet Evergarden is set in an alternate universe, but one closely aligned to our own, take place in the months following a war similar to WWI. The action centers on the title character, who works as a transcriber and translator of sorts, helping to develop and type letters for customers. That idea seems a bit… Read More Violet Evergarden and the Lost Art of the Letter
When you’ve hurt someone deeply, irrevocably, how do you move forward knowing that you’ve produced so much pain? How can you live a joyous life when you’ve destroyed others? Violet Evergarden’s confrontation of her sins begins with her profession. She always gives her name to clients after first introducing her role as a doll for… Read More Violet’s Cross to Carry
Violet Evergarden, at least for the first half of the series, has settled into the structure of following one character other than Violet per episode. As we see get to know that character, we see Violet through her eyes, and as Violet has experiences with them, she comes closer and closer to understanding the meaning… Read More Violet Evergarden Episode 4: Ghostwriting Our Hearts