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 ...

The Uzi Import Report: The Irregular at Magic High School

Posted on Jun 23 2014
The Uzi Import Report: The Irregular at Magic High School
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 magical little series, The Irregular at Magic High School!

The Uzi Import Report: Hunter x Hunter

Posted on Jun 09 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Hunter x Hunter
Welcome to the return of the Uzi Import Report! I've been on break for quite a bit, so I thought I'd come back with a series that also returned from a long break of it's own. This week we'll be looking into one of Shonen's most legendary series, Hunter x Hunter (the 2011 anime to be more specific).

The Uzi Import Report: Nisekoi

Posted on May 12 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Nisekoi
Here we are with another week into the Uzi Import Report! This week we'll be delving into the realm of lighthearted romance and gut-splitting comedy. Our focus for this week will be the hit romantic-comedy anime from this season, Nisekoi!

The Uzi Import Report: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Posted on Apr 14 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
In this week's Import Report, we'll be taking a look at a series that is literally a legend among the anime community. I'll give you a few hints. It has vampires, ghosts with super powers, and super fabulous men. If the last one didn't tip you off, then I'm pretty disappointed. Anyways, this week's series is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!

The Uzi Import Report: Kuroko’s Basketball

Posted on Mar 17 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Kuroko’s Basketball
Here we are with another week of the Import Report. This week we'll be looking into the miracle sports series of this generation, Kuroko's Basketball!

The Uzi Import Report: J-Stars Victory VS

Posted on Mar 03 2014
The Uzi Import Report: J-Stars Victory VS
Welcome to another week with the Import Report. This week we'll be looking into a video game that is the amalgamation of the biggest heroes in anime lore. J-Stars Victory VS!

The Uzi Import Report: Beelzebub

Posted on Feb 03 2014
The Uzi Import Report: Beelzebub
Welcome to another edition of the Import Report! This week we'll be going over one of Weekly Shonen Jump's top series: Beelzebub.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Going Vertigo

Posted on Jun 13 2013
Kayarath’s Adventures In Going Vertigo
What part of your job was to literally read manga? Wouldn't that be a dream job?

Kayarath’s Adventures in Japanamation!

Posted on Mar 22 2012
Kayarath’s Adventures in Japanamation!
Admittedly, I'm the type of person who seeks out new and unusual things to explore. It's amazing what you can find simply by going to different places and paying attention to what's around you. You can just luck into stuff you had no idea existed. One such find that I unlurked was a grab bag of some older manga titles.

Meringued Mangas – Bakuman

Posted on Jun 13 2010
Meringued Mangas – Bakuman
Hey guys, it's me again, with another review. This week I decided to change it up with a manga... about creating mangas! Have you guessed what we're about to take a dive into? I won't be giving any hints, so grab a friend as we jump into Mr. Ohba and Obata's creative world of Bakuman!