The Tangles Anime Podcast: Episode 4

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For our fourth episode, we are excited to have Marina, from Anime B&B, as our guest with Charles, our editor-in-chief here at Beneath the Tangles, as co-host. This month, we talk about the profound impact that anime has had upon our lives, as expressed in one of Marina’s articles.

Feel free to stream the episode below, subscribe on iTunes, or check out our RSS feed!

Also, be sure to email us with any questions you would like included in our “Listener Mail” portion, including the name you would like stated in the podcast and your website or blog for us to share!

Time Stamps:
Intro – 0:00
Announcements – 8:32
Otaku Diet – 13:19
What We’ve Been Thankful For – 25:09
Current Article/Discussion – 33:14
Listener Mail – 1:02:24
Closer – 1:11:50

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Note: Below are the articles mentioned in the podcast:

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Anime Today: When Even One Supernatural Student is Missing (Even if She is Commonplace…)

A shorter article than usual, mainly due to the heavy use of pictures and quoted biblical text. I hope you enjoy it, nonetheless!

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As carefree of a series as When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is, it has rather regularly hit on a rather serious topic, if only briefly. Charles focused on one of these two weeks ago, writing on perhaps one of the most impressive several minutes of anime monologuing in the past year or so. As you can see from the above screenshots (courtesy of Crunchyroll), the literature club’s protagonists are lamenting the disappearance of Hatoko, and the very integrity of the group after her absence.

Although only a brief moment in the episode, and completely dependent upon the events in the previous episode, this immediately struck home for me. To illustrate this point, I will provide two examples. The first of these comes from a piece of my childhood very near and dear to my heart.

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Anime Fans Give Back! Help the Less Fortunate and Win Anime DVDs

Anime Fans Give Back! Help the Less Fortunate and Win Anime DVDs

A fantastic charity with raffles for some fantastic prizes (hundreds of dollars of anime are being given out!), so I hope you’ll join me in making this holiday season a little better for those who aren’t as well off as we are. :D

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Isn’t it strange how the holiday season becomes all about us?  Christmas has turned into an occasion to spent lots of money (and oftentimes on ourselves).  Our writers want to flip the focus this year and turn toward those who are in need.  We are eager to help heal and care for individuals who are less fortunate than we are.

We ask that you help us meet our goals by contributing funds for this holiday raffle.  Donations will be divided equally between three campaigns for Samaritan’s Purse, a highly rated Christian charitable organization:

  • Hope for children with disabilities: Your donations will help supply specialized equipment, corrective surgery, or schooling to help a child overcome disabilities.
  • Care for orphans: Your gifts can demonstrate love by providing food, housing, healthcare, and other essentials.
  • Protection for vulnerable women: Your charity can help protect victims of gender-based violence, provide basic…

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Anime Today: The Holy Grail and Other Treasures

Anime Today: The Holy Grail and Other Treasures

Due to my personal life being a bit of a nightmare right now (the good kind, though! The personal life that has you running around with no free time because of too many good things happening at once… and papers… always papers…), Charles took it upon himself to cover my column this week!

I’ve been forgetting to repost my articles to my blog here, so if you’re interested in anything I’ve worked on lately, check these out:

I wrote about Fate/Heaven’s Feel in Charles’ column, Fact Check:

I missed reposting a few of my entries in Anime Today here:

There’s always the podcast I produce and host:

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Hi, everyone!  It’s Charles, here, taking over JP’s Anime Today column.  Just for one week, though, I promise!

When I think of villains, anime and otherwise, what usually comes to mind isn’t just the antagonist, but his or her goal.  These aims are usually something that occupies, consumes, and transforms them.  Aizen from Bleach is a good example – he transforms physically as he comes nearer his goal.  A more recent example is of Sasuke Uchiha, whose entire demeanor and personality is created because of his goal, vengeance (which I would further argue remains his goal in some odd, tangential way, even when he’s somewhat reformed in the final few chapters of Naruto).

This season, I’m looking to Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works for more of the same.  Having forgotten (purposefully?) the first Fate/stay night television series, I’m being surprised by the reveals of the masters and heroes as…

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