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 Riff 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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Matt Bitner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

A Robot Named Fight is a rougelike metroidvania coming out to PC and Mac on September 7. We're here with its creator, Matt Bitner, to talk about it. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Card Games 8 –  Friendship Is Magic!

Kayarath’s Adventures in Card

It has been said you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Or a gift pony in this case.
Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

As the game tells you early on, "Kiwami means EXTREME!" Does Yakuza Kiwami live up to its name?
The Wandering Witch Studies Classroom of the Elite

The Wandering Witch Studies Classro

Welcome, all, again. This viewing season just seems to keep getting better, with many shows that are becoming more and more interesting as things progress; Classroom of the Elite ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Nijicon 2

Kayarath’s Adventures in Niji

When we last left Nijicon, it grew from a hopeful dream to full blown reality. The East Coast finally had a yaoi con to call its own! Two ...
The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant Yokai Apartments

The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant

Welcome, all, again. I am very happy to report that we have entered into a new viewing season, one that seems to offer a wider variety and much greater ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Tom Bauer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We have Tom Bauer here folks. Hear him talk about voicing Hush Middy in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Feitan in Hunter x Hunter, and even Shu in Dragon ...

Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Gold: Then And Now

Posted on Sep 04 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Gold: Then And Now
The last Pokémon game I played was Pokémon Crystal on the Gameboy Color. It's not for a lack of interest -- I've always loved the games. Everyone else in America does too, though, which makes them pretty expensive for a half-broke gamer like myself.

Kayarath’s Adventurs In LOVE AND PEACE!

Posted on Aug 25 2011
Kayarath’s Adventurs In LOVE AND PEACE!
Remember Trigun back in the day? Vash the Stampede was the man! He'd be all like "I'm goofy" and "Yum, donuts!" and "LOVE AND PEACE!" Wouldn't it be great if there was a Trigun movie? Wait, there is a Trigun movie coming out! Awesome!

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 10: Anime Emotions

Posted on Aug 21 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 10: Anime Emotions
On top of being bright, colorful and completely insane, anime tends to have a wide variety of super-expressive emotions. It can be a struggle for first-time anime viewers to keep up with all the symbols racing around the screen or page. Even seasoned veterans of anime don't understand every circumstance for every facial symbol.

Otakon 2011 – Chasing Lost Voices With The Owl In The Rafters

Posted on Aug 17 2011
Otakon 2011 – Chasing Lost Voices With The Owl In The Rafters
This past May, Makoto Shinkai's newest feature-length animated film, Hoshi o Ou Kodomo - Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below debuted in 20 select theaters(including IMAX) across Japan, grossing an approximate US$240,978 on opening weekend, and saw its American debut, complete with English subtitles Saturday, July 30th at Otakon 2011.

Kayarath’s Adventures in Makin’ You Jealous

Posted on Aug 11 2011
Kayarath’s Adventures in Makin’ You Jealous
This article can be summed up in five words: New Full Metal Alchemist Movie. I assume that got your attention? May I also assume you would like to learn more? Very well. I saw the premiere of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos and I will tell you about it.

Tempest’s Downpour – People Who Try To Be Like Us

Posted on Aug 07 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – People Who Try To Be Like Us
With the recent rise of nerd-power, interesting trends have begun taking place revolving around us. Yes, us: the not-so-little community that eats, drinks and breathes anime. Though we're still far from the mainstream's consciousness, other underground groups have begun openly embracing the programs we have sold our collective right arm for.

Leviathan Mist’s Memories Of 91.8 The Fan – Contest

Posted on Aug 06 2011
Leviathan Mist’s Memories Of 91.8 The Fan – Contest
One year ago today, I joined 91.8 The Fan. As I have spent the majority of my time either on the site or in the IRC, I have loads of memories to share, but I will generally stick to memories from 2010. In the process, I will be profiling some of the staff members as I have perceived them.

An Otakon Debriefing With The Owl In The Rafters

Posted on Aug 03 2011
An Otakon Debriefing With The Owl In The Rafters
Three days after Otakon 2011 weekend and I'm still recovering from the headache... I'll save you the nitty-gritty for the time being and just make a few comments on the state of the convention scene itself. I am certainly in no position to be calling myself old, but when I see the kinds of kids running around anime conventions in recent years I can't help but feel like there has grown some distinct gap between myself and this ...

Kayarath’s Adventures In Listening To Voices

Posted on Jul 28 2011
Kayarath’s Adventures In Listening To Voices
The Voice Actor is a very usual occupation and the people who become Voice Actors are an interesting lot. They are known to occasionally gather at anime conventions (like AnimeNEXT). If one was to observe them for a prolonged period of time, you could learn many things.

Kung Fu Fighting with the Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Jul 20 2011
Kung Fu Fighting with the Owl in the Rafters
Welcome back! I hope you're ready to digest another list of recommended titles, as I've been encouraged to break away from the basic themes of my job description and look away from anime and manga whenever I feel appropriate. So, I've chosen to take this week to elaborate on a personal favorite genre of film, one that has always dwelt in relative obscurity