Kana’s Korner – Interview With John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen Mclain

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

John Patrick Lowrie is Team Fortress 2's Sniper. Ellen Mclain is GLADos. Together they are the (Fairy) God (Mother and Father) of Wish Inc. Two titanic ...
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A

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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Cards Against Humanity’s Community Manager

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Lots of people enjoy Cards Against Humanity. But who are the people who make this unique game? Well wonder no more because we got Jenn Bane, Cards Against ...
The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!

The Wandering Witch – Anniver

Welcome, all, again. This is a very special column for me, marking my first anniversary as a content contributor to the Fan! I've ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Tanoshiicon

Kayarath’s Adventures in Tano

”Sorry, we're sold out.” the registration guy told me. “What do you mean you sold out? How many people showed up for this thing?” I asked in shocked response. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Crystal Lonnquist

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Crystal Lonnquist is here in the korner. She voices every female character in Rack N Ruin, plus Latha/Mandala from Technobabylon. Will she survive the korner intact? ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Baschfire

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

DJ Baschfire is ready to jam! He's not the newest staff member, he's a mixer and raver. You've seen him at Youmacon, you've subscribed to him on Bandcamp, ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Falconshield

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Rich Alvarez

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Let's Plays? Smashing stuff? Live action parodies of Italian plumbers? Then let me introduce you to Rick Alvarez, a video game themed Youtuber with ...
The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…

The Wandering Witch – Deja Vi

Welcome all, again. As I watch another viewing season wind down, I am very grateful for the quality and diversity of the programming that ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Ross Brierley

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Ross Brierley is the Community Manager of Ghostlight Ltd, a U.K. based gaming company that brings over Japanese games to the West. He is the man responsible for bringing ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Xanthe Huynh

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got to interview Xanthe Huynh. She played Ui Hirasawa in K-On!, Sachi in Sword Art Online, and even worked as a production assistant in The Melancholy of Haruhi ...
The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!

The Wandering Witch – Soundin

Welcome, all, again. It's proving to be a fun viewing season, with great offerings in many different genres. But I am especially grateful ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Wally Wingert

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got Wally Wingert back into the Korner, and you will enjoy his stories greatly. While he can credited to many things, this time he's telling us about when ...

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

Posted on Jul 20 2015
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese
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.

Kana’s Korner – Interview With Falconshield

Posted on Jul 02 2015
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Falconshield
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!

Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Posted on Jan 23 2015
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review
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!!

Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Posted on Jan 11 2015
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!

Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014!

Posted on Dec 02 2014
Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 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!

Musikal Makinations – Anna Tsuchiya’s Lucifer EP Review

Posted on Nov 06 2014
Musikal Makinations – Anna Tsuchiya’s Lucifer EP Review
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.

Musikal Makinations – Marina’s Hug Single Review

Posted on Oct 02 2014
Musikal Makinations – Marina’s Hug Single Review
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!

The Wandering Witch – Purest Blue

Posted on Aug 20 2014
The Wandering Witch – Purest Blue
Welcome, all, again. Having last month reviewed a premiering anime series, I shall this month return us to a series from the recent past and follow its latest metamorphoses.

Beats by BossaNova – From Adam On Down: Forbidden Fruit

Posted on Jul 27 2014
Beats by BossaNova – From Adam On Down: Forbidden Fruit
Hello, hello! BossaNova here again with another music review. This time around, we've got From Adam On Down's latest record Forbidden Fruit!

Beats by BossaNova – Budo Grape: Amsterdam

Posted on Jul 14 2014
Beats by BossaNova – Budo Grape: Amsterdam
Hey there! BossaNova back again with another album review! This time around we've got Budo Grape's latest record, Amsterdam!