The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky Number 13

The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky N

Welcome, all, again. Please let me apologize for there being no January column--a death in the family compelled my travel overseas and otherwise consumed my attention. I am ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-Con

Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-C

I made it my mission to cover every convention in my area. While I have a ways to go, I did mange to knock one more off the list. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in More Indie Games

Kayarath’s Adventures in More

Too Many Games, too little time. Between the cosplay, the guests, the marketplace, and everything else, it's quite easy to miss the games of Too Many Games.
Kayarath’s Adventures in Heralding Manga

Kayarath’s Adventures in Hera

I originally planned to call this “Kayarath's Adventures in Ambush Interviewing” but I'm trying to cut back on click bait sounding titles. While it was arranged at the last ...
The Wandering Witch–Offers a Short Review

The Wandering Witch–Offers a

Welcome, all, again--I wish you the happiest of whatever holidays you might be celebrating this time of year. With this viewing season winding down, I will in this column ...
The Wandering Witch – Learns the Drop Rule

The Wandering Witch – Learns

Welcome, all, again. I'm very excited about this month's review(!), having chosen to finally discuss March Comes in Like a Lion. In truth, I've been saving this one, ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Street Festivals

Kayarath’s Adventures in Stre

Every April the sakuras fall and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. I've been covering that for years but this year I'm ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Youmacon’s Tabletop Division

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you going to Youmacon this year? Don't forget to check out table top gaming section! We got the people who run it to stop on by and ...
The Wandering Witch — Gets Left for Last

The Wandering Witch — Gets Le

Welcome, all, again. We've begun a viewing season chock-full of magical girls and witches, and so--especially with October bringing Halloween--I just had to pick one such series for review. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Fal-Con

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today Kana talks with the people behind Fal-Con, an anime convention taking place October in Alabama.
The Wandering Witch – Joins the Family

The Wandering Witch – Joins t

Welcome, all, again. I've decided to make good on my threat, so I'll be reviewing 91 Days, one of those often-referenced-but-seldom-seen "instant classics." That's right, they really do ...
Siege Spots – Angel Express Review (PC)

Siege Spots – Angel Express R

I really didn't want to like this game.
The Wandering Witch – Gets Scientific?

The Wandering Witch – Gets Sc

Welcome, all, again. We will in this column discuss one of those series acknowledged here last time for their beautiful artwork and strong stories--Alderamin on the Sky. Admittedly, ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Aaron Roberts

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Get your ghoul mask ready because the powerful and mysterious Uta from Tokyo Ghoul has joined us today for a interview. Tune in as Aaron Roberts shares with us how ...

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.