We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
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 ...
Welcome, all, again. I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new ...
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.
It's another year where we get to see Brie, our lovely mascot, and the radio grow older. We asked some of the staff to share their memories of some of ...
The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter ...
On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...
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 ...
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 ...
Posted on Aug 15 2012
Time for a little convention after action report, from The Owl in the Rafters!
Posted on Aug 01 2012
Welcome back to the Owl in the Rafters' Crash Course in Giant Robots: Round 2. Last time, I tried to go over as briefly as possible, the major stepping stones in the development of the Giant Robot genre of anime from its conception in the 1950s
Posted on Jul 04 2012
They say a good magician never does the same trick twice, so it's a good thing I'm no magician or this would somehow be in even worse taste than it already is.
Posted on Jun 14 2012
This month on The Owl in the Rafters, I'd like to start a two(maybe 3?) part review on a subject I've been keeping on the back burner for quite some time now. Let me start by saying that I am not an old man, I do not consider myself old, nor do I consider myself by any means "old school,"
Posted on May 23 2012
Welcome to a special update of The Owl in the Rafters – Anime In-Jokes, where I steal fellow content provider Tempest Wind's schtick for the week!
Posted on May 16 2012
Ok, so I lied when I said I wasn't going to update again until the 4th Wednesday of the month. I have a mini update to plug in before my next big article.
Posted on May 09 2012
After a bit of an impromptu break, The Owl in the Rafters is back with a convention related update! Anime Central, one of the largest anime conventions in the U.S.'s midwest region was this past end of April weekend so I'd like to go over some brief highlights and address my usual concerns with the state of the convention scene and, to some extent, anime fandom in general.
Posted on Apr 04 2012
So, last time we took a little crash course in Yoshihiko Umakoshi's roles as animation director and character designer in order to prep for the recent Saint Seiya Omega. This week I've got another hot reboot to cover and another talented animator to touch on: Lupin III - Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
Posted on Mar 21 2012
Welcome back to the Owl in the Rafters, where I, Tyto, your host, not only can't think of a title for the week, but also desperately need to find a better way to open this article than saying "Welcome back" every week.
Posted on Mar 08 2012
Welcome back to the Owl in the Rafters! Today I'd like to talk about a lesser known side of one of the biggest names in anime: Studio Ghibli. American fans are probably already aware, but the US theater release of The Secret World of Arrietty was this past February 17th, and despite lagging behind the original Japanese release by two years (and the UK release by about seven months) the wait proved well worth it.