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 ...

iStalk 7/21/14 – DBZ: Battle of the Gods, Yoshiki Returns, and Sailor Moon for Sale

Posted on Jul 21 2014
iStalk 7/21/14 – DBZ: Battle of the Gods, Yoshiki Returns, and Sailor Moon for Sale
Today, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods adds more theaters, Yoshiki to return to Otakon, and Sailor Moon is available for digital download.

iStalk 7/18/14 – Otakon Guests, Ghibli Soundtracks, When Marnie Was There

Posted on Jul 18 2014
iStalk 7/18/14 – Otakon Guests, Ghibli Soundtracks, When Marnie Was There
Today, Otakon announces some more guests, iTunes adds Ghibli soundtracks, When Marnie Was There gets extended trailer.

iStalk 7/17/14 – Princess Kaguya Dub, Sailor Moon Dub, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu tops Oricon

Posted on Jul 17 2014
iStalk 7/17/14 – Princess Kaguya Dub, Sailor Moon Dub, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu tops Oricon
Today, English dub of Princess Kaguya streamed, Viz streams new Sailor Moon dub, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu tops Oricon.

iStalk 7/16/14 – Man With a Mission, Fire Emblem Awakening in Smash, and Tekken 7

Posted on Jul 16 2014
iStalk 7/16/14 – Man With a Mission, Fire Emblem Awakening in Smash, and Tekken 7
Today, Man With a Mission to play at KnotFest, Fire Emblem Awakening characters are coming to Smash Brothers, and Tekken 7 confirmed.

iStalk 7/15/14 – Yui Ogura’s new single, Raiden returns, and news about Gargantia’s themes

Posted on Jul 15 2014
iStalk 7/15/14 – Yui Ogura’s new single, Raiden returns, and news about Gargantia’s themes
Today, Yui Ogura plays baseball, Raiden returns, and Gargantia news.

iStalk 7/14/14 – Bladedance of the Elementalers, NIS America news, and Funimation gets anime

Posted on Jul 14 2014
iStalk 7/14/14 – Bladedance of the Elementalers, NIS America news, and Funimation gets anime
Today, Sentai Filmworks licenses some anime, NIS America streams trailers for games, and Funimation acquires some more anime.

iStalk 7/11/14 – Otakon musical guest, Maximum the Hormone, and Crunchyroll gets sequel series

Posted on Jul 11 2014
iStalk 7/11/14 – Otakon musical guest, Maximum the Hormone, and Crunchyroll gets sequel series
Today, Otakon announces musical guests, Maximum the Hormone to hold live show, and Crunchyroll gets some anime.

iStalk 7/10/14 – Bandai Namco EVO news, Naruto film debuts, and JJBA returns to North America

Posted on Jul 10 2014
iStalk 7/10/14 – Bandai Namco EVO news, Naruto film debuts, and JJBA returns to North America
Today, Namco Bandai announce EVO plans, Naruto film debuts in theaters, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to return to North America.

iStalk 7/9/14 – Rurouni Kenshin sidestory manga, Trinity Seven anime, and Kuroko no Basket returns

Posted on Jul 09 2014
iStalk 7/9/14 – Rurouni Kenshin sidestory manga, Trinity Seven anime, and Kuroko no Basket returns
Today, English Shonen Jump gets Ruruouni Kenshin sidestory manga, A Certain Magical Index director to direct a new anime, and Kuroko no Basket comes back for a third season.

iStalk 7/8/14 – More Sentai announcements, RightStuf acquisitions, and Evangelion manga

Posted on Jul 08 2014
iStalk 7/8/14 – More Sentai announcements, RightStuf acquisitions, and Evangelion manga
Today, Sentai Filmworks announces more anime, nice dancing, and Dark Horse adds Evangelion manga.