Do you like Dragon Ball Super, Hunter X Hunter, or One Punch Man? Then you don't want to miss this!
Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun and, to be honest, I'm not quite sold on it. Not yet, anyway. There are a number of ...
Today's guest is Eliza Jane Schneider! Hear many stories including how she put the South into Mafia 3, how she intertied a ton of roles from South Park, the ...
After 20 years of Persona, and 8 years after Persona 4, Persona 5 is finally here. This very Japanese RPG series has grown tremendously since its beginnings, and Persona 5 ...
X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of ...
Welcome, all, again. Today we will discuss Seiren, a slice-of-life series which follows protagonist Shoichi Kamita and his interactions with three very different girls. Now, the purpose and ...
Welcome, all, again. Please let me apologize for there being no January column--a death in the family compelled my travel overseas and otherwise consumed my attention. I am ...
I made it my mission to cover every convention in my area. While I have a ways to go, I did mange to knock one more off the list. ...
Too Many Games, too little time. Between the cosplay, the guests, the marketplace, and everything else, it's quite easy to miss the games of Too Many Games.
Welcome, all, again. I'm very excited about this month's review(!), having chosen to finally discuss March Comes in Like a Lion. In truth, I've been saving this one, ...
Every April the sakuras fall and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. I've been covering that for years but this year I'm ...
Welcome, all, again. We've begun a viewing season chock-full of magical girls and witches, and so--especially with October bringing Halloween--I just had to pick one such series for review. ...
Today Kana talks with the people behind Fal-Con, an anime convention taking place October in Alabama.
Welcome, all, again. I've decided to make good on my threat, so I'll be reviewing 91 Days, one of those often-referenced-but-seldom-seen "instant classics." That's right, they really do ...
Posted on Mar 29 2017
X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of the band's mastermind, Yoshiki discussing the trials and tribulations that befall the drummer/pianist/composer and his thirty year career.
Posted on Jun 23 2016
Some people may say that Draft King is on the decline. That Draft King's days are numbered. Well I strongly disagree! This all girl J-Rock band has nowhere to go but up! What, did you think I was talking about something else?
Posted on Oct 01 2015
Greetings denizens of The Fan! Musikal Makinations makes a quick return from hiatus and a trip to Las Vegas to bring you a review of a new EP from a band whose previous release, Heart Attack, was also reviewed by yours truly!
Posted on Jul 20 2015
What the heck is American J-Rock? Better question: Do you know what J-Rock, or J-Pop for that matter, really means? While you probably think you have an answer, pinning down a definition can get a little messy. However, it’s key to understanding the popularity of J-Rock and J-Pop outside of Japan, and the growing movement in the West for a home-brewed version of this music.
Posted on Jul 02 2015
Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because Falconshield is here! They make video game lore inspired music and now they're here to rock out with us! If you ever wondered what League of Legends heavy metal sounds like, then you're at the right place!
Posted on Jan 23 2015
Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever present desire to find more and more new music, I'm making an exception!!
Posted on Jan 11 2015
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
Posted on Dec 02 2014
Happy holiday greetings denizens of The Fan!
Musikal Makinations presents it's 2nd annual Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza, also known as Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014! Too
wordy? I don't care! 'Tis the season of giving and that doesn't exclude words!
Posted on Nov 06 2014
Model, actress, singer, mother; All words that capture the multifaceted career and life of Anna Tsuchiya.
Non-conformist, devoted, daring, sexy; A few more words that come to mind when looking at the body of work that Anna Tsuchiya has achieved
throughout her career.
Posted on Oct 02 2014
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 that!