Simulblast! Week 002 of Summer 2014

Simulblast! Week 002 of Summer 2014

There were bikinis! There were buns! There were weenies! It's summertime on this week's Simulblast, and our contestants are getting us in the summer mood with fake (and real!) beach ...
The Uzi Convention Report: Anime Expo 2014

The Uzi Convention Report: Anime Ex

Anime Expo is the largest and the fastest growing con in North America. Last year, Anime Expo had about 60,000 attendees, but this year was reported to have over 80,000! ...
Game Sho — Quest for Infamy

Game Sho — Quest for Infamy

I had never really played an adventure game before. I'm fairly young, so that genre had fallen out of the mainstream before I ever got the chance to play them. ...
The Wandering Witch – The Climb Resumes

The Wandering Witch – The Cli

Hi, all, I'm Moonhawk81 (The Wandering Witch). I've been around The Fan for a long while now and am finally attempting to contribute directly to the site in my own ...
Beats by BossaNova – Budo Grape: Amsterdam

Beats by BossaNova – Budo Gra

Hey there! BossaNova back again with another album review! This time around we've got Budo Grape's latest record, Amsterdam!
Bobby Henshin’s Time At Anime North 2014

Bobby Henshin’s Time At Anime

Anime North is said to be one of the biggest cons in the great white north. I'm quoting actual Canadians on this one. Chock full of guests from both America, ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Natalie Hoover

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to Natalie Hoover about her cool projects like Kick-Heart and Danganronpa 2! Listen in to hear all about these and more!
The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Distance with Melody’s Escape

The Alpha Gamer #4: Running the Dis

Imagine, if you will, a game that was conceived when Miku Hatsune, Audiosurf, and Dance Dance Revolution got together and made a baby. That’s probably the most accurate way to ...
Zenkaikon 2014 Gallery

Zenkaikon 2014 Gallery

Missed Zenkaikon? What a shame! We didn't and as such here's a batch of pictures from the event. Which cosplay was your favorite?
Kana’s Korner – Interview with David Eddings

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to David Eddings, the voice of the lovable Claptrap from Borderlands and the VP of Business Development over at Gearbox Studios! Check it out!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Mona Marshall

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had a nice little chat with Mona Marshall to hear about the things she's been lending her voice to lately like South Park: The Stick of Truth! Have a ...
The Uzi Import Report: The Irregular at Magic High School

The Uzi Import Report: The Irregula

Welcome to the return of the Uzi Import Report! Some of you may be on summer break for school, but prepare yourselves to get right back into it with this ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Matthew Mercer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We brought Matt Mercer back to talk all about his tons of awesome new roles in stuff like Attack on Titan and Magi, as well as help him plug his ...
Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014

Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT

This was my first convention where I ever had down-time. Typically, the minute I receive the schedule, I cover it in highlighter marks for all the panels I intend to ...

Kayarath’s Adventures In More Railguns

Posted on Jun 12 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In More Railguns
Hmm, what to cover for AnimeNEXT? Voice acting? Fashion show? Industry activity? Hey, the dub of A Certain Scientific Railgun S is being premiered at AnimeNEXT! I'll totally cover that!

Kayarath’s Adventures In Kimono

Posted on May 22 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Kimono
The kimono is one of the most distinctive items of Japanese culture. It's something we all know about yet don't really know at the same time. The opportunity to study this subject is rare at best.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Mario

Posted on Apr 24 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Mario
Reviewing a book about Mario is a lot like reviewing a game about Mario. On many levels the product explains itself.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Horror!

Posted on Apr 10 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Horror!
Hey everyone, it's sakura season! Time to enjoy some Japanese themed events hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia!

Kayarath’s Adventures In Ethnography

Posted on Mar 13 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Ethnography
How much do we know about anime? I'm not talking about being able to rattle off a dozen different titles or explaining what minovsky particles are. I'm talking about comprehending the underlining trends and processes in which it's created.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Dolls

Posted on Feb 27 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Dolls
Did you ever have something that was both right up your alley yet complete foreign to you? That's what I got when I had the opportunity to interview the presenters of the Korean Ball Jointed Doll Show.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Card Gaming 6: Declaration of War!

Posted on Feb 13 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Card Gaming 6: Declaration of War!
Now here's a versus debate to ponder: Greek gods versus Norse gods; who would win?

Kayarath’s Adventures In Kotoricon

Posted on Jan 23 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Kotoricon
Truth be told, I've known about Kotoricon for years but never wanted to go.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Pony Movies

Posted on Jan 09 2014
Kayarath’s Adventures In Pony Movies
When I first looked upon this DVD, I got an awful feeling. I knew I dreaded the thought of watching it, yet that very same dread meant that I had to. I haven't gotten that feeling since I reviewed Dragonball Evolution.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Horizons

Posted on Dec 26 2013
Kayarath’s Adventures In Horizons
“Curses! I have six video game writers and none of them have time to write about Alteil Horizons!” Kana exclaimed frustratingly. “I'll write about it” Kayarath responded, volunteering himself for the cause.