Kayarath’s Adventures in Nijicon 2

Kayarath’s Adventures in Niji

When we last left Nijicon, it grew from a hopeful dream to full blown reality. The East Coast finally had a yaoi con to call its own! Two ...
The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant Yokai Apartments

The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant

Welcome, all, again. I am very happy to report that we have entered into a new viewing season, one that seems to offer a wider variety and much greater ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Tom Bauer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We have Tom Bauer here folks. Hear him talk about voicing Hush Middy in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Feitan in Hunter x Hunter, and even Shu in Dragon ...
The Wandering Witch – Revisiting the Fairy Musketeers!

The Wandering Witch – Revisit

Welcome, all, again. Facing a somewhat slow viewing season, I'd like revisit a past favorite of mine that I've always felt was underappreciated: Fairy Musketeers. This 39-episode series ...
Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolution

Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolu

Valkyria Revolution, with its new action-based battle system, is definitely a bold new direction for the Valkyria series. But does this new battle system work in this spin-off's favor, or ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Mick Wingert

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Mick Wingert has so many legends of awesomeness to share!
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Roy Samuelson

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Greetings listeners! Join us as Roy Samuelson takes us on a journey to understand what it means to be a voice actor. It is sure to be enlightening.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Robbie Daymond

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

If you have a Nintendo Switch or a vendetta against writing essays, then you have at least two things in common with Robbie Daymond. If you like Final Fantasy ...
The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: What are you doing?

The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: Wh

Welcome, all, again. I want to discuss in this column a gem that I only recently found, WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Landon McDonald

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Dragon Ball Super, Hunter X Hunter, or One Punch Man? Then you don't want to miss this!
Alice & Zouroku (& the Wandering Witch)

Alice & Zouroku (& the Wand

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun and, to be honest, I'm not quite sold on it. Not yet, anyway. There are a number of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Eliza Jane Schneider

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today's guest is Eliza Jane Schneider! Hear many stories including how she put the South into Mafia 3, how she intertied a ton of roles from South Park, the ...
Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4)

Siege Spots – Persona 5 Revie

After 20 years of Persona, and 8 years after Persona 4, Persona 5 is finally here. This very Japanese RPG series has grown tremendously since its beginnings, and Persona 5 ...
Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review

Nerd’s Weebviews – We A

X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of ...

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.