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AniMarch Madness 2023: Sweet Sixteen, Day 1

Welcome to the Sweet Sixteen! The first two rounds are complete and 15 matches remain in total until a champion is crowned in this year’s AniMarch Madness! Here’s…

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Round 2, Day 1

What an amazing week one of AniMarch Madness 2023 we had! More than 8,000 votes poured in for 32 matches across six different platforms. You guys really showed…

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Celebrating the Women of the Anime, Manga & Light Novel Industries

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…

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Anime Memories 2018

As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It…

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Toradora! – Episode 10

Toradora’s ninth episode was, if anything, a bit of a backslide or regression for our luckless heroes. After the eighth episode saw Taiga passionately acknowledging her connection to…

Wrong Every Time

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AniMarch Madness 2023: Round 1, Day 1

Welcome to AniMarch Madness! Our tournament of 64 begins today! Last week, you helped narrow the field through a series of play-in matches. Now we’re on to the…

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Character Analysis: Ryuji Takusa

It seems bizarre that one of the anime I write about a lot is Toradora. I mean, compared to Neon Genesis Evangelion or Cowboy Bebop or The Melancholy…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Yes, Toradora is Still my Favorite Anime

I talk about Toradora yet again to explain a big reason I love it

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Toradora Wasn’t My Favourite Romcom

This is what people will want to do to me when I’ve spoken my words. haha So Yo, Toradora is not a favourite romantic comedy of mine. 

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When Romance Anime Fails

I have a bone to pick with romance anime (I like eating bones). PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi MUSIC: Gamers Opening School Rumble Opening School Rumble Season 2 Opening Toradora Opening Clannad Opening Midori No Hibi Opening this is…

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TORADORA SEASON 2? Winter 2026 Anime Season: What Will I Be Watching?

Christmas looms but all I feel is gloom... is this the end? PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/keksiweksi TWITTER: https://twitter.com/keksiweksi MUSIC: Pokemon Anime OST - To Be Continued Higurashi OST - Gallery of Madness Silent Hill 2 OST…

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Tangle x Cast 5 x 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Dragon Maid, Toradora, and Heavy Dumbbells

It’s the crossover of all crossovers! Yep, that’s right, the Tangle x Cast and the 12 Days of Christmas Anime join together today as our trio of Santas…

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East Meets West #24: The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya .vs. It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s not uncommon to have an episode of an anime set around the Christmas period, such as in Toradora, Digimon Adventure, and basically every single slice-of-life show (K-On,…

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Does Toradora Hold Up Today?

AJ revisits this romantic comedy classic to see if it still wrings the tears from his eyes years later.

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12 Days of Christmas Anime (2022)

Christmas is just a few weeks out, and as we anticipate its coming, our staff at Beneath the Tangles wants to encourage you to consider how meaningful the…

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Medium Matters: Toradora!

Back when I last wrote about Taiga Aisaka – she’s a quivering bundle of tropes instead of a real character – I got into a really good discussion…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Anime Series Like More Than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers

Jirou Yakuin, third-year high school student and otaku, has had a crush on his childhood friend, Shiori. He hopes to be paired with her for their school's

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Top # Anime Drunks

One f my very first top lists and still one close to my heart. I hope you guys like it! Honestly – why didn’t I think of this…

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15 Romance Anime Series Where They Go From Friends to Lovers

While there is certainly something charming about two people falling in love at first sight, typically the best romances start with the characters

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25 Iconic Anime Duos With an Unbreakable Bond

Every anime series has a main character, but no anime series has a main character alone all of the time. Even a well made character needs someone beside

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Toradora: The Taiga and the Dragon

In Japanese mythology, the tiger and the dragon are rivals, but equal in strength. The tiger represents the earth, passion, and the physical world. The dragon represents the…

Starting Life From Zero

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Appreciating Toradora: History, Problems, and an Old Fan's Enjoyment

~Introduction~ Toradora is a 2008 drama/romance anime set in a highschool. It's sweet and funny, with surprisingly well-written characters and excellent visuals. There are countless anime series that…

Mono's Anime Rants

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Toradora! – Episode 9

Toradora!’s eighth episode found our leads fumbling around an emotional breaking point, unable to admit their feelings to either themselves or each other, and more fundamentally uncertain of…

Wrong Every Time

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17 Anime Series With Exceptionally Satisfying Endings

There are a lot of ways to end an anime. You could cleanly cut off at the end of an arc or leave things particularly vague in hopes…

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Toradora in 1 Minute

Anime shorts in 1 minute #shorts Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has…

Huno

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Cosplay Beats! Votes for Paris’s Next Cosplay!

You guys offered suggestions, and now its time to vote! Select the characters you’d most like to see Paris cosplay for us! We’ll add the totals from here,…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 2, Day 3

Round two of AniMarch Madness 2022 continues with our next four matches! For those coming here for the first time, AniMarch Madness is our annual one-on-one anime tournament…

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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…

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 1

Welcome to AniMarch Madness 2022! Today through Thursday, you’ll be voting on 32 head-to-head match-ups featuring 64 anime! Here are the first eight, two from each of our…

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Bad End Theater is Good in my Book

Today we're taking a look at another Renpy visual novel, but this one is a tad bit more unique than most. Also deadlier.

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AniMarch Madness 2022: See the Field of 64! (Bracket)

The field is set. Sixty-four anime—a full tourney and the most we’ve ever had—are ready to go head to head. AniMarch Madness 2022 almost ready to begin! On…

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Fanart Friday: Year of the Taiga

Do any of you keep track of the Zodiac? I only do so, really, on a couple of occasions—while enjoying Fruits Basket (the last season of which we…

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Why Bloom Into You is (Currently) the Best Romance Manga [In the Form of a Preview and Recommendation]

Ever since I published my review on ToraDora sev- — seven years ago; jesus — I would often get comments from people recommending other romantic comedies or romances…

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Episode 186 - Toradora Revisited!

This week, the patrons have made their voice heard, but Remington may have a gear to throw in the works! Will we watch the remaining 15 episodes of…

Anime Out of Context

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Toradora! – It’s a Christmas Special (Manga Edition!)

Toradora has had a few adaptations, and as a giant fan, I wanted to take a look at each of them. This year, the manga. While it provides…

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Takt Op Destiny is a Flawed Masterpiece

Takt Op, while not perfect, is a beautifully unique series that I genuinely believe is a masterpiece, even if it's a flawed one.

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I have Kaginado Idea What’s Happening

I'm a moron with little knowledge of Key Studio series, so I decided to jump into Kaginado because why not?

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My 10 Favorite Anime Series

I finally decided to do something scary. This is a long one, but let's talk about my favorite anime series.

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Top 5 OCD Anime Characters

My favorite anime characters who are clearly suffering from obssessive compulsive disorder.

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18 Best Anime Series For Absolute Beginners

It has occurred to me that I’ve never written this article. The recommendations on this site are indeed for any level of anime fandom, but for many of…

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Why Ufotable’s Unlimited Blade Works is so Good.

We've talked about Deen's attempt at Blade Works. They tried, that's for sure. Now let's talk about Ufotable's, you know, the good one.

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The Top 7 Romance Anime of the 90s

Romance anime has a way of tugging on your heart strings and leaving you wanting more. Read on for our top picks of the 90s!

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30 Best Romantic Comedy Anime Series Full of Love and Laughs

Romance and comedy – It is a simple recipe, but an effective one. The intoxicating mix of genres that is “rom-com” just go together like a warm mug…

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The Great Shirou Day of 2021

There was a day just a few days ago where a bunch of people pretended to be a visual novel protagonist and joked about swords. Yes, it was…

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Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 2 – Komi Can’t Order Coffee

Komi has one friend under her belt, but there's still 99 more to go. Tadano is going to have his work cut out for him.

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The Very Professional Summer 2021 Anime Awards

It's time to look back on the Summer 2021 anime season and see which series were the best, worst, and everything in between.

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One of the Strangest Things I’ve Ever Seen – Sonny Boy

About time I finally review this crazy series known as Sonny Boy. I wasn't sure what I was going to say, but here we go.

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86 Season 2 Episode 2 – Cage of Pity

Shin and the gang are still enjoying their new life, but can they really have peace when there's still more to do on the battlefield?

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A Time Travelling Youth – Remake Our Life

Are you not happy with your life? Do you know where it went wrong? Just go back in time! Well, you can't, so just watch someone do it.

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