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Reader’s Corner: Bofuri, The Catlords’ Manservant, and Chasing After Aoi Koshiba

Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 8 Love Me, Love Me Not is a simple story. The characters are basic, and though they have their struggles—as do all…

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20 Romance Anime Series Featuring Complicated Love Triangles

Love triangles are a staple in anime. You will find them in many shows even if the romance is but a drop in the bucket of the overall…

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Reader’s Corner: Mint Chocolate, One Piece, and The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya

In Another World With My Smartphone, Vol. 1 (Manga) If you’re not familiar with this series either in its light novel or anime form, it pretty much is…

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Anime Series Like 3D Girlfriend: Real Girl

Tsusui Hikari is an otaku that mostly avoids social life. He only really has one friend at school and is otherwise mocked by his classmates. One day, he…

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Reader’s Corner: SAO Project Alicization, Evangelion ANIMA, and Cooking with Fluffy Friends

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 2, Vol. 3 Recently, I introduced my sister to the Ascendance series, and she’s hooked. As she gobbles her way through the novels…

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Reader’s Corner: Those Snow White Notes, Your Lie in April Revisited, and A Couple of Cuckoos

She’s My Knight, Vol. 1 The premise of this lovely little comic is simple: Ichinose has always been the popular kid, attracting attention from all the girls until…

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A School Frozen in Time Vol 1 Review

A School Frozen in Time is a mystery/psychological thriller manga with a bit of a supernatural twist. Written by Mizuki Tsukimura and with art by Naoshi Arakawa, of…

Al's Manga Blog

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Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Date A Live, Vol. 1 Having enjoyed the Date A Live anime, I was curious to check out the source material, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. It’s…

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First Impression: Farewell, My Dear Cramer

An interviewer congratulates an athlete on leading her team to victory. Out of breath and visibly shaken, Nomi-san expresses her great relief at the win, knowing it means…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Championship

One month, 48 matches, and nearly 15,000 votes later, we’re down to the final two. Advancing from their semifinal matches last week, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, in its return…

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20 Romance Anime Series Told From the Male Perspective

In romance anime, it certainly takes two to tango. However, in most narratives, the story is told from one perspective, though shared perspective romances are a thing as…

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On Kodansha US’s New Tagline

One of the North American manga publishers recently got a new revamp as Kodansha Comics became consolidated into a more centralized Kodansha with a new logo and also a…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match Two)

And then…there were three. Attack on Titan in easily its best showing in the tournament is the first team into the championship round, winning fairly easily against last…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Final Four (Match One)

Forty-six matches later, we’re finally down to the final four! Welcome to week four of AniMarch Madness! The quarterfinals held few surprises, with all three number one seeds…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Quarterfinals (Day 2)

The elite eight concludes with two more matches. You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day Two)

Round two continues with two match-ups today, one from each of two our four “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Two)

Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our…

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)

The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select…

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The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award! (1-31-21)

It’s Blog Award time! This time I’ve been nominated for The Kore Wa Watashi Blog Award! Thank you!

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15 Romance Anime Where Opposites Attract

It is the simplest of romance tropes, and one of the most classic. You take two people of opposite demeanor or circumstance and craft a love story from…

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Seeing the World in Color

Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has…

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TangleCast 83: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

The 2018 film, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, combines the techniques and style of recent Shikai films with all the sadness of romantic fare like Your Lie…

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Fanart Friday: Your Lie in April

★ 【ポプル】 「 ✨ 」 ☆ The beautiful artwork above got you feeling nostalgic for Your Lie in April? Don’t stop with this piece! Come read (and even…

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20 Music Anime That Document The Creative Struggle

Music anime series are more than just a good soundtrack. Any anime can have a good soundtrack, so of course an anime series about making music has an…

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The Miracle Who Changed Aqours | Who is Riko?

Blog version: https://wtwhivemind.com/the-miracle-whos-more-than-a-ship-who-is-riko/ On the birthday of the third member of Aqours, the one who changed the destiny of Uchiura, I wanted to talk about Sakurauchi Riko, a girl who…

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Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden Pt. 1 (with Caitlin, Sara, and Zahra)

Covers volumes 1–6 of Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden by Yuu WataseGenbu Kaiden is Shojo & Tell host Ashley's second-favorite manga (behind only the illustrious Maid-Sama!), and so, this…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

Weekly Round-Up, 2-8 September 2020: “Cosplay While Black” Panel, Service Dogs, and Trauma as Clickbait

AniFem Round-Up “What If Our Greatest Pain Speaks to Us?” Using the supernatural to explore mental health in Bunny Girl Senpai Yasmine Maher highlights how this sci-fi series…

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Your Lie in April: An Oedipus Complex and a Manic Pixie Dream Girl have a meetcute

Your Lie in April has high ratings on almost all of the major anime databases. Unfortunately, I, the Feminist Killjoy, am here to say that Arima has an…

Anime Feminist

Doki Doki News: A Haruhi Light Novel, Assassin’s Creed Manga, and Re:Zero Game

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 30th through September 5th! Check out…

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Plots de Deux: Your Lie in April

Yeah, okay, maybe I got a little heavily into the wordplay there in that title, but you know, what can a poor boy do? And it does sort…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

15 Anime Series With The Best Soundtracks Outside of the OP / ED

For some, animation is the most important thing to their enjoyment of an anime. For others, the plot is crucial for them. Yet, while likely not the most…

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Your Leader in April

I hope to revisit Your Lie in April one day. The initial episodes almost overwhelmed me with their beautiful depictions of how grace can sweep you away and…

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The Critical Anime that Will Resonate Forever

A Video about the main message or Shigatsu no kimi no uso, or "Your Lie in April", Kousei Arima's growth as a person and the reason it connected…

Hiding in Public

The Anime Music a Marathon Runner Listens to

Hey, hey, hey everyone. A common question we get for the DilKokoro Podcast and folks as me in general is about the anime music I listen to. Now,…

AniTAY

10 Year Retrospective, Month #6: Throwback to June 2015

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…

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Otaku Reader’s Corner: Love Me Love Me, Kuma Kuma, and Way of the Househusband

Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear (Vol. 1) (light novel) When a shut-in girl gets isekai’d to the world of her favorite MMORPG, she’s given a set of bear pajamas…

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Kakushigoto Episode 9

In Kakushigoto episode 9 Hime questions whether or not a disco ball counts as a chandelier. And in this review I question where Nadila went.

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Easter: Ten Anime for the Ten Commandments (III)

Easter is already halfway to Pentecost, and the myriad colors of a Your lie in April-style spring shine in the Northwest Spain countryside where I live. We have…

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Year 1 Issue 20

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 20 May 13 - 19, 2020 Hello and welcome back to Arcadia Dragnet. So I…

Arcadia Dragnet

Interview in Place: Meet David, Host of the TangleCast!

During this time when we’re at home more than ever, we’re looking to bring you more content in ways we haven’t before. As part of that, our Director…

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A Together Post – A – Rama

Insert *crying natsuya kirishima because it looks sexy and my blogger mean a lot because lita is a sap* It’s been a long time since you saw this…

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Newman’s Nook: Pandemic Loneliness

Novel coronavirus is changing the way most of us are living out lives. Through the pandemic, we find ourselves separated from each other. Schools, businesses, universities, and churches…

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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…

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TangleCast 76: The Role of Music and Love in Your Lie in April

In this episode of the TangleCast, David, Peter, and Holly analyze an anime that’s as appropriate as any to look at this month—Your Lie in April. In particular,…

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Otaku Reader’s Corner: Smile Down the Runway, Bibliophile Princess, and Oregairu

Tearmoon Empire (Vol. 1) As Tearmoon Empire vol. 1 opens, protagonist Princess Mia (clearly inspired by Marie Antoinette) dies on the guillotine…only to wake up as a twelve-year-old!…

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Anime March Madness 2020: Round Two Results and Day One of the Quarterfinals

After an eventful first week in which we had a record number of votes, the second round of Anime March Madness was no less contentious. Sixteen teams went…

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Anime March Madness 2020: Sweet Sixteen (Matches 5-8)

We kicked off the first set of matches for the Sweet Sixteen on Monday! While those are closed, we have four more for you to vote on today,…

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Kaori Miyazono Asks, “Do You Love Me?”

Today’s guest post is from a longtime friend of the blog, Micah. A former anime blogger for Otaku Collision, Micah is an aspiring writer from Tennessee who has…

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Anime March Madness 2020: Round One (Day Three)

We kicked off the first set of matches on Monday and have four more for you today! Voting closes at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember that you can…

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