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?!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Erik Kimerer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked with up and coming voice actor Erik Kimerer! Erik has been nailing big roles in hot new shows like Accel World, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and the ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ralph Lister

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We sat down for a nice cup of tea and a chat with Ralph Lister, the voice of Walter in Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate! Listen in to hear all about ...

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Accel World

Posted on Jun 27 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Accel World
You know Tony Stark's floating, touch-controlled hologram screens in Iron Man? What if everyone had one of those, and only they could see their own? That's exactly what happens in this show's version of Japan, year 2046. Let's take a trip to the future this week with the futuristic fantasy, Accel World!

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Dragon Ball Z

Posted on May 23 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Dragon Ball Z
This weekend is a historic one: this Saturday marks the return of Toonami! You may have plans to just chill at home and watch, or be like me and have a mass viewing party. However you plan to celebrate (and watch,) let's take today to look back onto everyone's favorite Toonami classic: Dragon Ball Z.

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Mine Fujiko

Posted on May 09 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Mine Fujiko
If you have been any form of anime fan in the past fifty years, odds are you've at least heard of Lupin the Third. If you haven't, just say you have to prevent immediate execution. Starting as a manga in 1967, this series has managed to find its way into almost every medium possible. Today we look at the most recent installation, the ongoing show "The Woman Called Fujiko Mine."

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Hetalia: Axis Powers

Posted on Apr 25 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Hetalia: Axis Powers
The thought of a comedy anime about history seems just ridiculous; I mean, who would watch that? Yet somehow getting people to watch the show wasn't an issue at all for this convention favorite. Whether you like them or not, you'll see hoards and hoards of cosplayers from this show coating the con. So for better or for worse, today we look at Hetalia: Axis Powers

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Cardfight!! Vanguard

Posted on Apr 11 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Cardfight!! Vanguard
A little over a year ago a show called Cardfight!! Vanguard came out in Japan. After seeing it I thought that it would be the next big tcg craze. Shopping at the store I came across a booster pack for none other than this same show. In honor of this funny coincidence, today we take a look at Japan's newest card game NOT on a motorcycle.

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Black Rock Shooter

Posted on Feb 08 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Black Rock Shooter
Today's show is one that I, and probably many other Fans, have been looking forward to for months now. Based on the OVA based on the music video based on the Supercell song "Black Rock Shooter," today we look at the long awaited Black Rock Shooter!

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne

Posted on Jan 25 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne
Honestly speaking, I've only seen maybe four or five mech series. I'm obviously no expert (or novice for that matter) in this genre. That said, today we look at a mech series that I thought was one of the few diamonds in the rough of the off season. So let's dig into the new show, Rinne no Lagrange!

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Another

Posted on Jan 11 2012
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Another
It's the beginning of a new year, which in TV Land means it's off-season! The first show to catch my eye this off-season was the mystery/horror anime based on Ayatsuji Yukito's novel. Let's dig in to the darker side of the new year with Another!

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Aim for the Top! Gunbuster

Posted on Dec 28 2011
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Aim for the Top! Gunbuster
2011 is coming to a close this week, so this is the last Sampler of the year. No I'm not going to talk about a New Year's anime (and not just because I couldn't find one.) I'd like to round off the year with a show that, sadly, not too many people have heard of. This is probably my personal favorite older anime. Today we take a trip back to 1988 with Gunbuster.

Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Itsudatte My Santa!

Posted on Dec 14 2011
Manorexic’s Anime Sampler – Itsudatte My Santa!
It's Christmas time here at the Fan. As if you couldn't tell by all the ear-murdering Christmas music covers blasting in every single store. In light of the season, I picked an anime that when I started I could've sworn couldn't exist. That's right, an anime [loosely] about Santa.