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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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MOST TOXIC ANIME FAN-BASES I’VE EVER SEEN

DRAGON BALL They’re always bitchin about “Can they beat Goku though” and stuff like that. Most of them have never watched any of the Shounen/Isekai anime. Bruh stfu…

FreakSenpai

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In which I explain how Serial Experiments Lain Explains Itself

“If you can hear it, it’s speaking to you.” Well, ok, that quote is from Layer 05, but it still applies here. And to all of Serial Experiments…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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The Greatness Of Serial Experiments Lain, That “You Don’t Seem To Understand”

Serial Experiments Lain is quite possibly the most analyzed anime series ever made. It exists at the intersection of comprehensibility and insanity, just making itself knowable enough to…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Serial Experiments Lain

Ascendence. Transcendence. Unknown. Supernatural. Technology. Fear. These things need not have anything in common, but more often than not, for better or worse, the human race considers them…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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My Top 5 Anime Gods

There are tons of anime gods out there and it was really though to narrow the list down to 5. I managed it somehow this time.

I drink and watch anime

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Anime Series Like Wonder Egg Priority

After the death of her best and only friend, Ai Ohto became a shut in. One night while on a walk, she is convinced by a mysterious entity…

Recommend Me Anime

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13 Cyberpunk Anime Series That Revel in Futuristic Technology

While Cyberpunk 2077 may have floundered a bit, it has reminded people what they appreciate about the genre – or forced them to remember it. The cyberpunk genre…

Recommend Me Anime

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM - Is It Worth Your Time?

Dave and Rob finally get round to talking about the OG Gundam series. Only took them three years.SOCIAL MEDIA ゞ 曖Twitter: https://twitter.com/kamileagrilname...

We Heart Giant Robots

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

Beneath the Tangles

Throwback Thursday: The Interviews

One of the best parts of this ten year journey has been the connections I’ve made with some extraordinary people. Not everyone I’ve met has been nice, that’s…

Beneath the Tangles

Anime Series Like Ergo Proxy

The domed city of Romdo is the last bastion of civilization. Inside, humans are assisted by AutoReiv androids in their daily life. However, when the AutoReivs start going…

Recommend Me Anime

TangleCast Feature: Macy Gives the Team a Voice Acting Lesson

As our TangleCast podcast continues to roll on, we’re looking for new ways to engage our listeners with fun and interesting content. One new aspect we’ve added is…

Beneath the Tangles

TangleCast 80: Serial Experiments Macy

We have double the treat for you on this episode of the TangleCast, and one of our favorite voice actresses, Macy Anne Johnson (Smile Down the Runway, Dr.…

Beneath the Tangles

Ten Commandments. Ten Anime.

Near Eastertime, our newest write, Gaheret, began developing a series meditating on the holiday and relating specifically to the Ten Commandments. With this morning’s post, the series has…

Beneath the Tangles

Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (and IV)

One of the things I love the most about anime is how is it able to focus on small but significant details. At its best, 2D animation allows…

Beneath the Tangles

VTubias: MomoConline 2020

I want to give a quick shout-out to MomoCon for asking me to present panel content for their virtual convention this weekend. I know life is weird for…

Third Impact Anime

The Big O is a Big Hit

After writing for the cult classic, Serial Experiments Lain, Chiaki J. Konaka took to scripting The Big O, a 26-episode mecha series for the premier studio of mecha…

Sakura Sunrise

Log Time Podcast | Dennou Coil Discussion — If Google Glass Was Good, But Also Sometimes Cursed

Collectively as a group, we’ve watched a fair number of anime about digital and physical spaces, like .hack//Sign, Log Horizon, Serial Experiments Lain, and something about swords making…

The Backloggers

Serial Experiments Lain's Cultural War Againts American Culture

In this video, I did my best to explain the conflict between the U.S Culture and Japanese Culture featured in Serial Experiments Lain to help understand its producer's…

NEETzsche's Bunker

My Top 5 Great Anime with Questionable Premises

Anime can be kind of weird in general, however for this list I’m not just picking anime that is weird to watch. These are series where the actual…

I drink and watch anime

Throwback Thursday: BtT’s Top 10 Anime

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…

Beneath the Tangles

Untangled: Beloved Anime with Problematic Scenes

In our Untangled column, we answer questions (edited for clarity) from the readers. Feel free to email us a question or ask us one through any our social…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Decade in Review: The Japanese Industry

I said I wouldn’t be updating this blog for a while, but I remembered that I was working on a two-post "decade in review" which I had star...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

[Cyberpunk://0420] – Cyberpunk Society and Its Future

Cyberpunk —Echo of the past —A bottle to the sea —Drifting along our era's shores —Finding its way before our eyes —Voiceless against a world deafened by its…

Full Frontal

Reflections: Yes. I still want to buy stuff. So can I please have these?

I recently went on a tear of buying anime. I collected Pat Labor, Dennou Coil, bought Serial Experiments Lain and a Sengoku Basara and a few others. I’ve…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

GUNDAM WING - Child Soldiers Are Fine If It's In Space

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, or 'Why Its Okay To Use Teenage Pilots If You're Fighting Glorious Space War'. Yes, we know the footage is all flipped and weird. Take…

We Heart Giant Robots

Serial Experiments Lain and the Understanding of the World and Ourselves

Serial Experiments Lain has gotten a very good reputation of being one of the classics of anime. But is it worth it?

Rogue Shogunate

GUNDAM: CHAR'S COUNTERATTACK - Asteroids Solve All Problems

Gundam Char's Counterattack or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Asteroid Strike. Yes, we know the footage is all flipped and weird. Take it up with…

We Heart Giant Robots

ديجيمون تيمرز \ أبطال الديجيتال الثالث

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمراودني شعور رغبةٍ بالكتابة بعد إنهائي للموسم الثالث من أبطال الديجيتال أو تيمرز كما هو في اليابانية. تابعت الموسم الثالث باليابانية رغبةً مني في التعرف…

Alex

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Day 11: Lets All Love Lain

For day 11 in the 12 Days of Anime I have some quick thoughts on Serial Experiments Lain. An anime I had on my plan to watch for…

Personafication

Serial Experiments Lain: 20 Years of “Present Day, Present Time”

“I wanted people to understand Lain, the girl. Ultimately, I want them to love her.” -Yasuyuki Ueda Serial Experiments Lain came out in 1998, twenty years ago. It…

SatchiiKoma

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Disaster Report: Hellsing

There are few things more thrilling for a manga fan than to see one of their favorite series make the jump to television.  It’s not just th...

Renaissance Josei

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Bonus Post #80- My Top 11 Most Important Anime

Hello Everyone! It’s certainly good to be back, and I’m sorry about the silence. I honestly missed this quite a bit, but life always manages to get busy.…

RishRaff Anime Reviews

Anime Secret Santa 2017: Girls und Panzer, Love Live, and Serial Experiments Lain

It’s winter again, I almost fell outside this morning because of the ice, and the snow is beginning to fall and stick to the ground here in Iowa.…

Taiiku Podcast

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How Do You Stream Your Anime?

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Studying Haibane Renmei

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OtakuGeneration (Show #467) Maison Ikkoku

  Shownotes :: (show 467) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Maison Ikkoku, recorded live May 18th, 2014. This week we watched the live action movie…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #466) Golden Time

  Shownotes :: (show 466) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Golden Time, recorded live May 11th, 2014. This week we watched…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #465) Broken Blade

  Shownotes :: (show 465) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Broken Blade, recorded live May 4th, 2014. This week we sat…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Single of the Week: "Tabi no Tochuu" by Kiyoura Natsumi (Spice and Wolf OP)

Like Serial Experiments Lain and Last Exile , this is an opening I came across coincidentally. I have yet to see the anime Spice and W...

Cely_belly nonsense | Anime blog

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Single of the Week: "Cloud Age Symphony" by Shuntaro Okino (Last Exile OP1)

"Cloud Age Symphony"  is a hypnotic, techno song featured as the opening to the anime Last Exile , a pretty well rated anime that I have ...

Cely_belly nonsense | Anime blog

2000, Part 2: Retrospect Before Passage

Happy 2000 (all over again!) At the rollover of the 1990s into the 00s, fandom was digesting the collectability of Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, a...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

1998: The Birth of the Cool

Evan Minto, also known as Vampt Vo, went from wide-eyed newbie anime fan to hardened cynic in just over ten years in the game. Nowadays he...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #390) Tokyo Godfathers

  Shownotes :: (show 390 :: () :: () :: () :: () With Tokyo Godfathers, recorded live November 25th, 2012. This week watched the Satoshi Kon film Tokyo Godfathers.…

otakugeneration's Podcast