The Wandering Witch – Welcoming the Invaders?

The Wandering Witch – Welcomi

Welcome, all, again. This summer has provided many fun and interesting anime series, while also hitting me with some bitter disappointments. Not to ...
Simulblast! Week 010 of Summer 2014

Simulblast! Week 010 of Summer 2014

What a KROZEtastic week of Simulblast! This post is not for the faint of KROZE! In fact, contestants this week used the word "KROZE" in their summaries a whopping 171 ...
The Uzi Import Report: Hamatora

The Uzi Import Report: Hamatora

It's that time again for another addition to the Uzi Import Report! Always had an interests in mutants? Does Spiderman pique your interest, or does X-Men fit more of your ...
Name Not Final – September 13th (Smashing Apples)

Name Not Final – September 13

Are the trio at another convention? No? Maybe? Where in the world are the guy's from Name Not Final?!
Kayarath’s Adventures in F.L.U.R!

Kayarath’s Adventures in F.L.

Sometimes you find destiny and sometimes destiny finds you.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Erik Kimerer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked with up and coming voice actor Erik Kimerer! Erik has been nailing big roles in hot new shows like Accel World, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and the ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ralph Lister

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We sat down for a nice cup of tea and a chat with Ralph Lister, the voice of Walter in Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate! Listen in to hear all about ...
Siege Spots – Dragon Con (Or “How I Learned To Love Cons Again”)

Siege Spots – Dragon Con (Or

"Are you here for ComicCon?" the hotel clerk asked. I answered yes for the sake of smalltalk, but Dragon Con is so much more than that. Dragon Con is a ...
Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amazing: Anime Central 2014

Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amaz

In this special series of articles, I aim to highlight some of the best that Chicago has to offer to fans of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. As a native ...
The Current Reviews the Suguri Collection!

The Current Reviews the Suguri Coll

The Current is back after its brief hiatus to bring you some high flying, anime girl fighting, bullet hell action! Just recently released back in July, the Suguri Collection consists ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kira Buckland

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked with the amazing Kira Buckland again! Since we last talked to Kira, she's been busy working on cool shows like Accel World and Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic! ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with The Megas

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

From the year 200X and live via Kinect, we talked to The Megas about their latest release, History Repeating: Red! Listen to hear all about the writing process for the ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Raj Ramayya

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to the amazing composer Raj Ramayya! Listen in to hear all about his work on shows like Cowboy Bebop and Wolfs Rain with amazing people like Yoko Kanno!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Chantal Strand

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to the fabulous Chantal Strand! Chantal is known for her work in Gundam Seed as Lacus Clyne and Gundam 00 as Feldt Grace! Check it out to hear ...

Anime World Chicago 2012 with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Aug 15 2012
Anime World Chicago 2012 with The Owl in the Rafters
Time for a little convention after action report, from The Owl in the Rafters!

A Crash Course in Giant Robots with the Owl in the Rafters – mk.2

Posted on Aug 01 2012
A Crash Course in Giant Robots with the Owl in the Rafters – mk.2
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

The Owl in the Rafters is Getting 4 Shades of Desperate

Posted on Jul 04 2012
The Owl in the Rafters is Getting 4 Shades of Desperate
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.

A Crash Course in Robots with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Jun 14 2012
A Crash Course in Robots with The Owl in the Rafters
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,"

Stealing the Tempest’s Thunder with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on May 23 2012
Stealing the Tempest’s Thunder with The Owl in the Rafters
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!

A Quick Pit Stop with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on May 16 2012
A Quick Pit Stop with The Owl in the Rafters
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.

A Brief Rant from The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on May 09 2012
A Brief Rant from The Owl in the Rafters
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.

Celebrating Lupin III’s 40th with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Apr 04 2012
Celebrating Lupin III’s 40th with The Owl in the Rafters
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

I Can’t Think of a Good Title for Yoshihiko Umakoshi and The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Mar 21 2012
I Can’t Think of a Good Title for Yoshihiko Umakoshi and The Owl in the Rafters
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.

The Ghibli Quest Continues with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Mar 08 2012
The Ghibli Quest Continues with The Owl in the Rafters
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.