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So, A Christian Walks into an 18+ Anime Convention…

What is it that makes an anime convention an 18+ convention? Going into this past weekend, I didn’t really know. Was it a convention featuring more panels with…

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Doki Doki News: Cowboy Bebop and Saint Seiya Adaptations, and a Farewell

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 19th through 25th! Check out latest…

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Fall 2021 Anime Preview

The leaves are falling, the heat is ceasing, and the smell of PSLs are in the air…well, maybe none of those are quite true for you yet, depending…

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Star Wars: Visions (Review)

Though Star Wars: Visions—a series of animated shorts from about the franchise’s universe created by anime studios (including some of Japan’s most high profiles ones) and now available…

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Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 2: To Drop or Not to Drop

Greetings, Tangles readers! Yesterday, Twwk posted an excellent article to kick off our deep dive into the Bunny Girl Senpai series. Twwk’s article focused largely on Sakuta’s character…

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Reader’s Corner: Star Wars Rebels (Vol. 2), Junji Ito’s Smashed, and an Animal Crossing Manga

Spy Classroom, Vol. 1 Spy Classroom is an oddity among light novels: a spy thriller, one clearly taking inspiration from sources like James Bond and Mission: Impossible. And…

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Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 1: Acknowledging Who You Are

It’s been three years now since Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai aired, but the series is experiencing a revival as of late—at least when it…

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Aquatope E11: With You at the End of the Siege

The aquatope on white sand, which has proved to be one of my favorite shows this season, has taken quite a somber turn in recent episodes. We’d received…

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Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping?

Are You Ready to Go Manga Shopping? Laura shops for a mystery and magical girl manga this time around!

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Video Review: Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Art Book)

Anime art books are a dime a dozen (though the prices don’t reflect that!), even in the world of Studio Ghibli, which releases one for most every one…

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First Impression: The Heike Story

The setting is medieval Japan in an era where a loose word against the local lord can cost you your life—or that of your family member, as young…

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Never Meet Your Heroes, Right, Renton?

Your heroes will all eventually let you down. This was a particularly hard lesson for me to learn as I transitioned from childhood into adolescence. We all encounter…

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Reader’s Corner: The Way of the Househusband, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, and a Daughter Returning as an S-Rank Adventurer

Manga and light novel reviews including The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 6, Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, Vol. 3, Star Wars: Rebels, Vol. 1, Maison…

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Cosplay Beats! Taiga Beats!

Paris cosplays as Taiga from Toradora in both her regular school outfit and the black sailor one.

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Fanart Friday: Fall Camping with Rin and Nadeshiko

Is it starting to feel a bit like autumn out there? I hope the weather is cooling a bit and the colors are starting to change, too. And…

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Solo Leveling and the Value of Life

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,…

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Loving Manga Isn’t Purposeless: Our Passion Has Eternal Value

What does it mean to be in the world but not of it as a creator (John 15:18-19) who focuses on spotlighting manga? This is a question I…

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Reader’s Corner: Fly Me to the Moon, Meikyuu, and Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance

Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 7 To no one’s surprise, this lovely manga continues to be sweet and hilarious. Highlights this time include Tsukasa making Nasa…

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Join Our Mission and Help Us Reach Otaku by Donating $1 a Month

Hey, folks, Thank you for being a reader of Beneath the Tangles. By even perusing our articles, you become part of our community, helping our mission (or maybe…

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Fanart Friday: Happy Birthday, Miku!

August 31st was Miku’s 14th birthday. How the years have gone by (though our girl still looks the same)! So this Fanart Friday is dedicated to everyone’s favorite…

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Leah for Rachel: On Tower of God

What do you desire the most? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Money, and all sorts of shining riches? Revenge? Helping, or saving, or mattering to someone other…

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Emma: A Victorian Romance, Season 2 (BD Boxset Review)

Elephants! Germans! Love Triangles! Oh my! That’s right folks, it’s time for Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2! Buckle your elephant-riding seatbelts, prepare your mechanical bathing ma…

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Reader’s Corner: Unwanted Undead Adventurer, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Return of Bleach

Bleach: Special One-Shot Bleach is a polarizing show for many fans, whether bys the way the anime ended in filler episodes or because of the shounen tropes in…

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Sonny Boy: Friends Convenient and True

A Tower of Babel in episode seven of Sonny Boy—that I expected. What I didn’t expect was a tearful goodbye scene. Near the end of this episode, after…

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Fanart Friday: Naruto x Jujutsu Kaisen

Since the moment he hit the manga page, readers have been quick to note that Jujutsu Kaisen’s young sensei, Gojo, looks and acts very similarly to Naruto’s classic…

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Something’s Wrong With This Fairy Tale: A Video Review of Fairy Tale Battle Royale

Long time ago, I only read novels. And in that novel reading, dark fantasy was surprisingly one of my favorite genres of fantasy. I say surprisingly because when…

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Christianity and Anime: A Greater Mission. A Clearer Vision.

What is Beneath the Tangles all about? Those who stumble upon us probably think of this site as just another anime blog. Those who have discovered us by…

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Reader’s Corner: Carole and Tuesday, SW Guardians of the Whills, and Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10

Laid-back Camp, Vol. 10 With the recent season long gone and months since volume nine was released, I’ve been suffering from Yuru Camp withdrawal. There’s nothing out there…

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The Roman Martyrs and 86ers

For a while, I pondered the unlikelihood of the premise of 86: that a nation could have a slave army which reaped none of the benefits of citizenship…

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Full Trailers for Komi and Star Wars: Visions!

What a week! Actually, what a day. Trailers for two highly-anticipated anime series dropped this past Wednesday. And while they’re aimed at very different types of audiences, they…

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Shoujo with a Shockingly “Violent” Twist: A Video Review of Prince Freya

The shoujo genre has quickly become one of my favorite manga genres.  While sports manga and sports-themed manga is still my favorite, when I browse my shelves, I…

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Entrevista Con Blogger De Anime, Shino-Writer

Anime is not limited to Japan or the United States—it’s a phenomenon that has spread throughout the world. Latin America has waved the otaku flag for many years,…

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Reader’s Corner: Skip and Loafer, Zom 100, and Megumi Hayashibara’s Characters

A Sign of Affection, Vol. 3 A Sign of Affection continues to sweep me off my feet! Volume three begins with all the giddy expectation that volume two left…

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Sonny Boy, Episode 5: Making of a Judas, Rising of the Beast

Though the series Sonny Boy, which tracks a group of Japanese students who are given superpowers and find themselves transported to alternate universes, has been playing with the…

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Join Our Live Stream with Voice Actress, Michelle Lee!

We’re super excited to bring you another Instagram live stream, this time with voice actress Michelle Lee (Twitter / Instagram)! Her notable roles include Sumire (Assassination Classroom), Tobiichi…

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Doki Doki News: New Oregairu, More Berserk, and CR + Funi Finalized

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 8th through 14th! Check out latest…

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The Ancient Magus Bride demonstrates Happiness and Love are Not Equal

This article was originally printed on March 19, 2018 in Area of Effect magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. If you enjoy this article, we recommend you…

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Check Out Our Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Watch Party on FB and Amazon Prime, and Live Tweet on Twitter!

IT’S HERREEEE! Well, almost. On Friday, Evangelion 3.0+1.0, the final films of Hideaki Anno’s Rebuild of Evangelion franchise, premieres stateside on Amazon Prime. Although we don&#8217…

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Review: SHIROBAKO The Movie

SHIROBAKO, the series about five young woman and a production company clearing challenge after challenge to make anime, is my comfort series, occupying a special place in my…

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Reader’s Corner: Unnamed Memory, Assassin’s Creed Dynasty, and The Faraway Paladin

Unnamed Memory, Vol. 3 SPOILER WARNING: Spoiler-free tl;dr: I greatly enjoyed this volume and recommend this series. I also recommend that you start with the first volume and…

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Tohru Honda Shows Us the Savior We All Need

We’re happy to present a guest post today by Christian fantasy author MH Elrich, whom you can connect with on Instagram. “I won’t. Is that what I have…

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The Small Things that Save the Worlds—or Christian Imagery in The Wonderland’s Isekai

We don’t always need an epic character arc. Not in anime, and not in real life. Sometimes, it’s the smallest of steps that transforms a life. At its…

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Doki Doki News: hololiveERROR, Digimon Movie, and R2D2 Tamagotchi

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of August 1st through 7th! Check out latest…

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Fanart Friday: Edward and Alphonse

★ 【時島シクカ】「 鋼の錬金術師 」 ☆ reprinted w/permission

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Five Best Anime Openings (OP) for Summer 2021

The summer 2021 anime season has had some terrific openings. Here are our five favorites! “Merry-Go-Round” by MAN WITH A MISSION (My Hero Academia)“Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru”…

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Kekkai Sensen: Chivalry in NYC

Cthullu has come and gone, and now it’s summer in the city. Young Leonardo Watch wanders through the crowded streets of Hellsalem’s Lot (formerly New York), which some…

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Reader’s Corner: Transformers, Big Hero 6: The Series, and The Executioner and Her Way of Life

Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1 Attention BH6 fans: This new manga series is not a reissue or repackaging of the original Marvel. It’s brand new material…

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Light Novel Club Chapter 32: The Faraway Paladin, Vol. 1

Welcome to our Light Novel Club discussion of The Faraway Paladin, Vol. 1! We’ve got a fairly unique light novel to discuss this time around, and this is…

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Fanart Friday: MHA Class 1-A Heights!

Have you ever wondered just how short Mineta is? If you’d tower over Deku? Who the tallest boy in Class I-A is? Even if you haven’t, I think…

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Doki Doki News: Live-Action Pokemon, ACNH Updates, and Guest Host Christina Kelly!

Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News concludes today with our good friend, Christina Kelly, who joins us as our final guest newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice…

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