The Wandering Witch on Darling in the Franxx

The Wandering Witch on Darling in t

Welcome, all, again. It isn't often that I become interested in--let alone excited by--offerings from the mecha genre. In fact, my last review herein of such a show ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Gaijin Goombah

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Gaijin Goombah (is) here on 91.8 The Fan.
The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-Back Camp

The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-B

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun, one that looks to be rather strong in its offerings! Personally, I am especially pleased with the number and ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Level 99 Games

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Time to get your game on with Brad Talton, founder of Level 99 Games!
The Wandering Witch Watches an Eastern Western — Garo: Vanishing Line

The Wandering Witch Watches an East

Welcome, all, again, and a blessed Yule season! As we close both the year and viewing season, I'd like to look at what I interpret to be a Japanese ...
The Wandering Witch Explores Anime — Gataris

The Wandering Witch Explores Anime

Welcome, all, again. I hope you enjoyed Halloween (Samhain, for me) as much as I did! Meanwhile, our subject of discussion today, Anime-Gataris, has already proven a great ...
Siege Spots – Battle Chef Brigade Review

Siege Spots – Battle Chef Bri

Rev up those fryers! Sharpen your daggers! Battle Chef Brigade is here! With a combination of side-scrolling action, match-three puzzles, and Iron Chef cooking, Battle Chef Brigade is a new ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Asymmetric Publications

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Howdy folks. We got Zack Johnson and Kevin Simmons of Asymmetric Publications to come visit our homestead. You might better know these partners as Jick and Hotstuff from ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ian James Corlett

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Ian James Corlett, a.k.a. Chef Remy Bones of Vampirina. Aren't you amazed we got such a big star?
The Wandering Witch Pays Court to the Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Wandering Witch Pays Court to t

Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will focus upon The Ancient Magus' Bride, one of those rare offerings which immediately scream "instant classic!"
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Fal-Con

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Katy Johnson is here to represent Fal-Con, the most affordable convention in all of Alabama. Get the lowdown on what's happening at Fal-Con. You'll also learn about the ...
The Wandering Witch Faces Knight’s & Magic

The Wandering Witch Faces Knight

Welcome, all, again. This month's subject anime is Knight's [sic] & Magic, a fast-and-loose genre-hopping fantasy that pits a young prodigy against his world. Because Ernesti "Ernie" Echevalier ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Indigo Ignited

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

What happens when two gaijins recruit some Japanese animators and make some moving pictures? You get a new show called Indigo Ignited.
Siege Spots – A Robot Named Fight

Siege Spots – A Robot Named F

A Robot Named Fight is a game that seeks to capture the Metroid formula, bringing it into the world of Rogue-lites. It certainly delivers on its promise, providing exactly what ...

Durarara!! – Ep 18 – Out of Your Control

Posted on May 29 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 18 – Out of Your Control
I think the mark of a well-developed character is that you sympathize with and root for him/her, even if you don't always agree with him/her or even totally like him/her.

Durarara!! – Ep 17 – Everything Changes

Posted on May 22 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 17 – Everything Changes
Sometimes I let my sarcastic nature and general cynicism about anime completely take over the HoungBlog - it's been pointed out to me, more than once, don't worry. But I'm about to say something that I need you to read as completely free of sarcasm and 100% serious: freakin' awesome episode! Oh, Durarara!!, you cheeky scamp...you do know how to keep a blogger on her tippy toes.

Durarara!! – Ep 16 – Mutual Love

Posted on May 15 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 16 – Mutual Love
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is: No festive gift baskets are being sent by me to the writers of the show. Better luck next time, guys! But the good news is: even though this episode had some big ups and downs, its downs were not the worst of the season and its ups illicited some genuine emotional reactions (different from the usual reactions of annoyance and eye-rolling). So...nice work on that!

Durarara!! – Ep 15 – Even a Fool May Give Good Counsel

Posted on May 08 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 15 – Even a Fool May Give Good Counsel
Remember last week when the episode left off on semi-major cliffhanger? Remember grabbing your monitor with both hands as the ending credits played and yelling, "WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!" (You can admit it, I don't judge.) Well, apparently Durarara!! is all about the slow reveal and it takes nearly a full episode to get to the resolution of that cliffhanger, which made me a little bit crazy.

Durarara!! – Ep 14 – Unrest Prevailing

Posted on May 01 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 14 – Unrest Prevailing
Well, it looks like Durarara!! is back to its normal self (that is, a show that has an interesting premise but makes decisions that I think are dumb) so I guess I should return to normal, too (that is, a blogger who's critical and not totally convinced that this show is any good). You knew all the positivity wasn't going to last, right?

Molly Rants-a-lot – Ouran High School Host Club

Posted on Apr 25 2010
Molly Rants-a-lot – Ouran High School Host Club
Congratulations! You’ve wandered into yet another installment of “Molly Rants-a-lot”. This month we’ll be looking at one of the biggest smash hits of the past few years that isn’t Naruto. Plus, I’ll be introducing a new segment called “The Bibble Pick”.

Durarara!! – Episode 13 – Suddenly and Precipitately

Posted on Apr 24 2010
Durarara!! – Episode 13 – Suddenly and Precipitately
This episode brings in a new OP and ED and you know what that means, right? The second arc of Durarara!! has officially begun! And...hey, are you sitting down for this? I actually like it.

Durarara!! – Ep 12 – Being and Non-Being Mutually Exist

Posted on Apr 17 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 12 – Being and Non-Being Mutually Exist
Today I'd like to talk about love. It's no great revelation that we're bombarded with (often strange) messages about love and relationships every day. From movies to TV to songs to anime, there's countless examples of how love "should" be. But love is a very personal thing and it may take different forms for different people in different situations - and that's 100% okay.

Durarara!! – Ep 11 – Storm and Stress

Posted on Apr 10 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 11 – Storm and Stress
Oh, Durarara!!. There's so much WTFery in this episode that I don't even know how to go about unpacking it all. I mean...I just...I don't even know. I'm going to cut this sucker into bite-size pieces and deal with it that way.

Durarara!! – Ep 10 – The First and Probably the Last

Posted on Apr 03 2010
Durarara!! – Ep 10 – The First and Probably the Last
We made it to double digits! Everybody give yourself a pat on the back for coming this far. You've earned it.