The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories

The Wandering Witch – Making

Welcome, all, again. Today I break one of my own long-standing rules as I prepare to discuss the anime Plastic Memories with just two episodes broadcast so far. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures In Card Games 7: Oh The Humanity!

Kayarath’s Adventures In Card

Cards Against Humanity is the best/worst card game ever invented by man. How can you improve it/destroy more lives with it? Get convention guests to play it!
Kana’s Korner – Interview With D.C. Douglas

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

D.C. Douglas came back to the Korner for an encore! We get a chance to talk about any new Wesker news as well as all the projects we missed since ...
Kayarath’s Adventures In Centimeters

Kayarath’s Adventures In Cent

What is love? A crazy little thing? A second hand emotion? What you ask before you say baby don't hurt me no more?
The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle

The Wandering Witch – Setting

Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will be about KanColle, which is set in an alternate timeline in which young women are presented as the [spiritual] personifications of World War ...
The Chicago Winter Con Reports Part 1: Kicking off 2015 with a Bang at Kollision Con

The Chicago Winter Con Reports Part

Chicago is finally getting warmer and the crazy mountains of snow we received are now turning into rivers of water; it’s the perfect time to reflect on a very fun ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with 4TE

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got a chance to talk to a newly formed idol group, called 4TE, about their latest release! Listen in as they discuss the troubles of living across country and ...
Kayarath Adventures in Simulblasting!

Kayarath Adventures in Simulblastin

If you've been paying attention to the site, you'll notice the lack of simulblast. I can explain that.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Jan Scott-Frazier

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got the chance to sit down with Jan Scott-Frazier who is known for her work in Japanese animation and business! Find out what we learned about the culture and ...
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

The Wandering Witch – Seeking

Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with David Jaffe

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After exploring the halls of the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, we had the honor of meeting David Jaffe! Not only did we get a chance to talk about his ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Raymond Lenzner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had our yearly chat with the con-chair of Kami-Con! Raymond Lenzner sat in the Korner to talk about all the events happening and all the great guests you can ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Comfort and Adam

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Musikal Makinations – 4TER

Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever ...

The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories

Posted on Apr 15 2015
The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories
Welcome, all, again. Today I break one of my own long-standing rules as I prepare to discuss the anime Plastic Memories with just two episodes broadcast so far. And please notice that I am not calling this a review--such is quite implausible with my having watched so few episodes.

The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle

Posted on Mar 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle
Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will be about KanColle, which is set in an alternate timeline in which young women are presented as the [spiritual] personifications of World War II warships.

Kayarath Adventures in Simulblasting!

Posted on Mar 12 2015
Kayarath Adventures in Simulblasting!
If you've been paying attention to the site, you'll notice the lack of simulblast. I can explain that.

The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

Posted on Feb 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?
Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. Honestly, who'd want a boring girlfriend?

The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

Posted on Jan 21 2015
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”
Welcome, all, again.  I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new shows. Meanwhile, three series (in particular) are continuing this season from last, and all seem to be doing so strongly: Your Lie in April, Yona of the Dawn, and Shirobako.

Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

Posted on Dec 29 2014
Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014
The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!

Simulblast! Week 011 of Fall 2014

Posted on Dec 23 2014
Simulblast! Week 011 of Fall 2014
With only two weeks left what's left in store for our players?!

The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm

Posted on Dec 17 2014
The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm
Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter and blatant self-serving promotion, this show deftly repudiates those concerns. It is both funny and engrossing, but makes me wonder how we get to see any anime at all!

Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014

Posted on Dec 16 2014
Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014
We can contain the feels no longer! It's time for an emotionally-oriented Simulblast!

Simulblast! Week 009 of Fall 2014

Posted on Dec 08 2014
Simulblast! Week 009 of Fall 2014
Lunch is a delicious, and someone probably agrees that it's the most important meal of the day! It certainly is to our contestants!