Simulblast! Week 003 of Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 003 of Fall 2014

It's a literary smackdown on this week's Simulblast! Who is well-read enough to come out on top!? And when will people start using items around here?
iStalk Youmacon Hiatus

iStalk Youmacon Hiatus

Hey! This is Elk, I'm the guy who makes the iStalks! As you may be able to see on the left, I'm going to be in Detroit for Youmacon. So ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Mai

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 ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Revi

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 ...
Anime Weekend Atlanta Gallery

Anime Weekend Atlanta Gallery

Siege rolled through Anime Weekend Atlanta like a katamari and collected some pictures on the way! Granted, it's really hard to take pictures while you're controlling a katamari...
Simulblast! Week 002 of Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 002 of Fall 2014

Wrap this whole article in spoiler tags, because we're skipping to the end of our episodes in this week's Simulblast? Who will be spoiled, and who will do the spoiling!?
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gallery

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gall

Warriors of Light unite! Kanashimi completed the quest of attending Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014! Not only was the experience amazing, but the cosplay was killer.
Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)

Siege Spots – Anime Weekend A

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 ...
The Wandering Witch – A Quieter Life

The Wandering Witch – A Quiet

Welcome, all, again. I find myself at something of an awkward time for writing this column: the shows which I've been watching have mostly ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Z

Kayarath’s Adventures in Z

Let me tell you about a man named Zed.
Musikal Makinations – Marina’s Hug Single Review

Musikal Makinations – Marina&

Musikal Makinations returns from a long hiatus, or, as I would like to call it: A long strange road-trip filled with music, knee and ankle sprains, etc! But enough about ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Todd Haberkorn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We recently got a chance to catch up with Todd Haberkorn! Is he singing high-notes in Ever After High or being dastardly in the new dub of Sailor Moon? ...
The Uzi Import Report: Hamatora

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 ...
Name Not Final – September 13th (Smashing Apples)

Name Not Final – September 13

Are the trio at another convention? No? Maybe? Where in the world are the guy's from Name Not Final?!

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!

Kayarath’s Adventures in F.L.U.R!

Posted on Sep 11 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures in F.L.U.R!
Sometimes you find destiny and sometimes destiny finds you.

Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amazing: Anime Central 2014

Posted on Sep 04 2014
Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amazing: Anime Central 2014
In this special series of articles, I aim to highlight some of the best that Chicago has to offer to fans of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. As a native of the Chicago suburbs, I’ve attended numerous conventions, large and small, and have always come away with great times and greater memories. No convention has given me as many memories, opportunities, friends, and great times as Anime Central, and this year was no exception at all.

The Uzi Import Report: Fate/Stay Night (2014)

Posted on Aug 04 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Fate/Stay Night (2014)
After my trip to Anime Expo, let's freshen things up with a new Import Report! I'll start this month off with a series really dear to me, Fate/Stay Night! The new 2014 anime to be more specific.

Kayarath’s Adventures in New NES Games!

Posted on Jul 24 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures in New NES Games!
I am proud to present my interview with the greatest NES game maker