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 ...
I’m an Original T-Shirt!

I’m an Original T-Shirt!

Have you encountered an army of your clones? Want to set yourself a part from a bunch of pretenders trying to be you? Have we got the shirt ...
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 ...
Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea

Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorz

I hate to say it, but I've been negligent in my duties. Articles left unwritten; Simublasts missing; statues to Kroze not built. While I wish I could point ...
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 – “Just One More Thing…”

The Wandering Witch – “

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 ...
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Musikal Makinations – Rick Ra

Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
Anime Midwest Gallery

Anime Midwest Gallery

On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
AnimeNext Gallery

AnimeNext Gallery

On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
Youmacon Gallery

Youmacon Gallery

On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha

The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Bei

Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...

Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea

Posted on Feb 11 2015
Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea
I hate to say it, but I've been negligent in my duties. Articles left unwritten; Simublasts missing; statues to Kroze not built. While I wish I could point to a legitimate reason, like "my whole family got cancer" or "I fell in love with an awesome girlfriend," I cannot.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Nijicon

Posted on Jan 08 2015
Kayarath’s Adventures In Nijicon
I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.

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!

Kayarath’s Adventures in Beautiful Days

Posted on Nov 13 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures in Beautiful Days
When I first tried to write a review of this movie, I simply couldn't. The words just wouldn't come out. Something inside me was just off.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert

Posted on Oct 24 2014
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert
After a day of prep at Square Enix's first Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, Kanashimi was ready to tackle Saturday & Sunday head-on. If you're curious about the autograph signing and interaction with the developer, please make sure to read our previous article detailing the event. Below you'll find clips from the concert, opinions on the events, and footage from the concert preformed by The Primals.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception

Posted on Oct 22 2014
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception
Square Enix announced four months ago that they would be holding a Fan Festival in several locations for their two million users. Among the locations was Las Vegas, NV with London and Japan following behind, and our very own Kanashimi was able to attend the gathering, which celebrated a game that’s gone through a total rebirth since its original release.

Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)

Posted on Oct 16 2014
Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)
There was something about walking into the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, AWA's host hotel, and seeing the hotel staff wearing anime wigs and huge smiles. They've been hosting this event for years, and it was clear that they were welcoming to the event itself. That's always a good sign when heading in to the con.

Kayarath’s Adventures in Z

Posted on Oct 09 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures in Z
Let me tell you about a man named Zed.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Sailor Moon

Posted on Sep 25 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Sailor Moon
One of the biggest premieres of Otakon was the rebirth of Sailor Moon. The magical girl show that captured the hearts of a generation, Sailor Moon is revered but largely unavailable through legal channels.

The Uzi Import Report: Hamatora

Posted on Sep 15 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Hamatora
It's that time again for another addition to the Uzi Import Report! Always had an interests in mutants? Does Spiderman pique your interest, or does X-Men fit more of your fancy? This week we'll be looking into the Japanese super-powered mutant equivalent of both those series, and it's called Hamatora!