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 ...
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! ...
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. ...
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 ...
Hey there! BossaNova back again with another album review! This time around we've got Budo Grape's latest record, Amsterdam!
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, ...
We talked to Natalie Hoover about her cool projects like Kick-Heart and Danganronpa 2! Listen in to hear all about these and more!
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 ...
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?
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!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Posted on Jun 27 2012
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!
Posted on May 23 2012
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.
Posted on May 09 2012
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."
Posted on Apr 25 2012
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
Posted on Apr 11 2012
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.
Posted on Feb 08 2012
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!
Posted on Jan 25 2012
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!
Posted on Jan 11 2012
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!
Posted on Dec 28 2011
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.
Posted on Dec 14 2011
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.