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how to fight god

The problem of evil asks a simple question with huge implications; if God is good, then why does evil exist? As we all struggle through the suffering which…

ProfessorViral

Nana Toshi Monogatari

Here's another project that BlueFixer asked Orphan to redo: the two-part sci-fi OVA Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen ( A Tale of S...

Collectr's Blog

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Master List of Bible Verses in Anime

Anime has a fascination with Christianity. For decades, priests and nuns have filled out anime casts, the church has often been presented as a corrupt source of evil,…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Wish to be Complete | Madoka Magica

We all have regret and nostalgia, we all make wishes and find despair, but can we become our true selves despite this all? Madoka Magica is a 2011 classic…

ProfessorViral

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 2

Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de ( In a Distant Time ) is an otome game franchise developed by Ruby Party. It spans at least a dozen…

Collectr's Blog

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"Improving" All Your Favorite Anime in 10 Seconds | 2

The great 90's classic anime Trigun is back, getting a reboot in 2023 dubbed Stampede. To celebrate this great anime coming back, I think we should remember one…

ProfessorViral

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Villains that know they are evil and don’t care

(WARNING!! Slight spoilers ahead) So recently I just finished watching the dressrosa arc in one piece and I thought about dolfamingo and how he just didn’t care about…

Art Of Anime

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An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

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…

Beneath the Tangles

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Third Impact Anime Episode # 120 – Girls’ Last Tour feat. BokuSatchii

To continue our recent seasonal theme of reviewing anime with snow in them (see: Fate/Zero), we’re back with a review of the post-apocalyptic iyashikei (meaning healing) series, 2017’s…

Third Impact Anime

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#120 - Girls’ Last Tour feat. BokuSatchii

To continue our recent seasonal theme of reviewing anime with snow in them (see: Fate/Zero), we're back with a review of the post-apocalyptic iyashikei (meaning healing) series, 2017's…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Waver Velvet Is Such a Relatable Character!

I say this after writing about Fate/Zero and watching the Lord El-Melloi’s II Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note -Special Episode- which came out last week over the…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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4 Best Anime Openings by Kalafina

4 Best Kalafina Anime Openings: Kalafina has sung some legendary anime openings. Here are the 4 best Kalafina anime openings!

Crow's World of Anime

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Third Impact Anime Episode # 118 – Fate/Zero

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and/or Saturday with your friends and loved ones! To celebrate the holiday season. we’re covering an entry in the long…

Third Impact Anime

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#118 - Fate/Zero

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and/or Saturday with your friends and loved ones! To celebrate the holiday season, we're covering an entry in the long…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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Fate/Zero Series 2: They didn’t completely screw the ending?

The Fate franchise has pretty consistently started out promisingly enough only to fall apart towards the end with rubbish twists and very forced happy endings. Well, this time…

Anime Reviews

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Urobuchi December: Fate/Zero

This was never my introduction into the world of the Fate. For me, that was the Fate/Stay Night series from 2006 which placed me into it. With this…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note

A fun (though verbose) Fate/Zero spinoff that channels the vibes of Sherlock Holmes, Hogwarts, and the Fate Universe, with a myriad of cameos from other Fate entries.

At a Glance Anime

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Review: TODAY'S MENU FOR THE EMIYA FAMILY

With Thanksgiving and its many bountiful meals on the horizon, now's as good as time as any to take a look at some food manga.   After all, ...

The Manga Test Drive

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The Recipe for Modern Anime

Anime has changed a lot in the last 60 years, with each decade being defined by the introduction of new technology. Today, anime isn't just defined by the…

The Canipa Effect

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The Frontline Report [7/18/21]

This week on The Frontline Report: The Detective is Already Dead, The aquatope on white sands, final thoughts on Fate/Zero

The Magic Planet

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It’s Getting Hot in Here… (Tag Post)

Taking on Shoujo’s open invitation, but I’m also going to leave this open for anyone else to take up.

The Animanga Spellbook

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Popularity vs Quality in the Anime Community

One of the most hotly debated topics in anime is the relationship between how good an anime is and how popular it is. Does popularity mean a show…

A Certain Dazed Producer

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Re:CREATORS

An ensemble Reverse Isekai piece with a strong (though slightly less brutal) Fate/Zero feel to it. This takes a hard meta route and is ample with rich philosophical…

At a Glance Anime

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Fate/Zero: Kiritsugu & How to Dream Impossible Dreams

I may have watched Fate/Zero for Yuki Kajiura’s soundtrack, but what stays with me is Emiya Kiritsugu’s journey. Or should I say, his failure to actually take the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Tune of the Week(ish): Fate/Zero’s To the Beginning!

It’s a damn shame that this music group disbanded, cause man did they have some really great music, and were no strangers to Fate. Our tune of the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fate/Zero Episode 17-25: So this guy called Angry Matthew…

Our re-dive into the series Fate/Zero continues! Last week we looked at the first half, and while I had many nice things to say about it, I also…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works- Lost it at the end

I’ve talked about ufotable’s Fate franchise before way back when I reviewed Fate/Zero. This one came out in ’14 and ’15. I’ll be looking at both series together…

Anime Reviews

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Fate/Zero Episodes 1-16: Yap Trap

Anyone who has run with this blog in the almost two and half years (damn) since I’ve been here knows that I’m a card carrying, dyed in the…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Superfluous Tragedy In Fate/Zero

A discussion about Fate/Zero and the overwhelming darkness within.

Anime Rants

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The Fate Franchise: Does Watch Order Matter?

The greatest barrier to entry into the Fate franchise is the fandom. That’s a common enough complaint, as anime fans are no strangers to toxic communities that pride…

The Otaku Exhibition

I Just Read Gen Urobuchi’s Equilibrium Fan Fiction

If the title of this post already makes sense to you, then you are welcome to sit by me in our tiny sliver at the center of an…

Weebservations

Ufotable’s 20th Anniversary: A Tale of Wild But Meticulous Growth

Studio Ufotable recently hit their 20th anniversary, which they celebrated with their most successful title to date. Their history up till this point has been marked by consistent…

Sakuga Blog

A Review of Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia

It’s the end of Pride Month and I’ve somehow managed to waste another one not talking about any gay anime. Mostly because my review of Given went up…

Sakura Sunrise

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Top 50 Anime of the Decade

A new decade starts and immediately everyone is stuck inside. I can’t really do much, so what better time to think about the past? The ’10s are well…

Please, no hate.

Music in Anime: How Yuki Kajiura Defined Modern Anime OSTs

Maybe it’s from playing classical piano as a kid, but I’ve always been fascinated by movie, TV and game soundtracks. A lot of artistry and craft goes into…

Starting Life From Zero

Anime Series Like Tower of God

Bam spent his whole life trapped beneath a a mysterious tower with his closest friend Rachel. One day, Rachel disappears, claiming she is going to climb the tower.…

Recommend Me Anime

A Character Analysis of Two Gilgameshes

This is a post that I’ve been thinking about for a while. Halfway through the first cour of Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, I really wanted…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

10 Year Retrospective, Month #3: Throwback to March 2012

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

Pledging Devotion in Fate/ and Its Spinoffs [Mar. ’20 OWLS Blog Tour]

“The path of devotion is a great labour. Do not ever mar it.” – Gilgamesh to Waver, Fate/Zero Hiya again. If you’re not familiar with this blog, this…

The Animanga Spellbook

Mari (tries to) explain the Fate series

One of the biggest questions that anime fans have regarding the medium, besides “Why is their hair like that?” and “What the hell happened in End of Evangelion?”,…

Starting Life From Zero

Fate/Stay Winter: Fanservice…Fanservice Everywhere…

Synopsis Detective Waver 5 – 8: After setting the stage by wrapping up the fairy case from episode 4 and having a girls’ day out between Gray, Luvia…

The Animanga Spellbook

10 Year Retrospective, Month #2: Throwback to February 2011

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

Fate/Stay Winter: Falling Behind

Lemme explain… I knew Fate/Stay Winter was going to really punish me and I did want to do it for the challenge, but it’s all falling apart at…

The Animanga Spellbook

Fate/Stay Winter: All Fall Down

You might not recognise it, but the title refers to this song (song starts at about 1:06). Synopsis Fate/Zero 21 – 24: One by one, they begin to…

The Animanga Spellbook

Fate/Stay Winter: All the Pretty Screenshots, Pt. 2

Synopsis Fate/Zero eps. 17 – 20: Things go to hell. We see the background of Kiritsugu, see Kirei finally start to live a little…and Rider starts his attack…

The Animanga Spellbook

My Top Five Anime of 2019

Last week I raved about the best film of 2019, Penguin Highway. Initially, I wanted to get a head start on a new multi-part series of reviews but…

Sakura Sunrise

Fate/Stay Winter: All the Pretty Screenshots

Synopsis It’s getting time-consuming to write a synopsis for each episode, considering I fell behind pretty quickly (it is premiere season, after all), so I guess it’s one…

The Animanga Spellbook