Simulblast! Week 001 Of Spring 2014

Simulblast! Week 001 Of Spring 2014

It's time for another season of Simulblast! We have some new players, new powers, and new rules. If that doesn't excite you, then we promise this season of anime will!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Jessica Calvello

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

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 ...
The Uzi Import Report: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

The Uzi Import Report: Jojo’s

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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Michael Molinari

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

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 ...
Name Not Final – Episode 002 (March 29th & April 5th)

Name Not Final – Episode 002

A stunning "two parter" of Name Not Final! Can you handle all the Kroze? We can't...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Katie Griffin

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

It's time for another magical transformation with Katie Griffin! Katie is the voice of Sailor Mars, so make sure you don't skip over this one!
Win Passes To Midwest Media Expo!

Win Passes To Midwest Media Expo!

Midwest Media Expo is happening soon and they've given us free passes to give to you!
Kayarath’s Adventures In Horror!

Kayarath’s Adventures In Horr

Hey everyone, it's sakura season! Time to enjoy some Japanese themed events hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia!
The Current Reviews Titanfall!

The Current Reviews Titanfall!

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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Valkyrie Kiss

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

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!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Rachel Robinson

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

To celebrate the release of Lightning Returns, we brought back our old friend Rachel Robinson! Tune in to hear all the cool things she's been working on lately!
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Faulerro

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We talked to one of our abridging buddies from across the pond, Faulerro! Faulerro is the mastermind behind Danganronpa Abridged Thing and NullMetal Alchemist! Check it out!
The Alpha Gamer #2: Entering the Danger Zone with Starwhal: Just the Tip

The Alpha Gamer #2: Entering the Da

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 ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ms. Cholong

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had a nice little talk with Ms. Cholong to promote the upcoming Korean Ball-Jointed Doll Show! Have a listen to learn all about it!

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.