We brought the adorable Christine Marie Cabanos back to talk about all the neat things she's worked on since we first talked to her! Listen in to hear all about ...
Week two is upon us and as such the pressure is on with an even more difficult challenge and fallen comrades! Go forth and read about anime!
Warning: Parental guidance highly suggested. This interview contains so much swearing and adult content that we're not even sure we should be listening to it. You have been warned.
Heya! Howdy! Hello! We brought back Brian Beacock to talk about all his recent projects like the amazing Monokuma! Listen in to hear all the juicy details!
It's time for some craziness and tons of lewd action with Jessica Calvello! Jessica is the voice of the super random Excel Excel from Excel Saga and she's in some ...
In this week's Import Report, we'll be taking a look at a series that is literally a legend among the anime community. I'll give you a few hints. It has ...
We talked the mind behind a cool new Kickstarter game called Choice Chamber! Hear what Michael Molinari has to say about the project, then go help support their project while ...
A stunning "two parter" of Name Not Final! Can you handle all the Kroze? We can't...
Hey everyone, it's sakura season! Time to enjoy some Japanese themed events hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia!
It’s rare for a player like me to experience the pure excitement and energy that comes from receiving an adrenaline rush during a heated battle, but that is exactly what ...
An awesome band appears on stage! Valkyrie Kiss is a hot new band with cool music that you should be listening to! Check out the interview to find out more!
Remember that really awesome song from Weebl’s Stuff that proclaims that narwhals “have a kick-ass facial horn, they’re the Jedi of the sea,” and “they stop Cthulhu eating ye”? This ...
Imagine this: you're in the middle of a high-speed dogfight, your ally ahead of you taking on heavy fire. Thinking quickly, you leap from your own cockpit, sending out your ...
Musikal Makinations' endless search for music to review continues!
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.