Kana’s Korner – Interview With John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen Mclain

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

John Patrick Lowrie is Team Fortress 2's Sniper. Ellen Mclain is GLADos. Together they are the (Fairy) God (Mother and Father) of Wish Inc. Two titanic ...
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A

What the heck is American J-Rock? Better question: Do you know what J-Rock, or J-Pop for that matter, really means? While you probably think you have an answer, pinning down ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Cards Against Humanity’s Community Manager

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Lots of people enjoy Cards Against Humanity. But who are the people who make this unique game? Well wonder no more because we got Jenn Bane, Cards Against ...
The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!

The Wandering Witch – Anniver

Welcome, all, again. This is a very special column for me, marking my first anniversary as a content contributor to the Fan! I've ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Tanoshiicon

Kayarath’s Adventures in Tano

”Sorry, we're sold out.” the registration guy told me. “What do you mean you sold out? How many people showed up for this thing?” I asked in shocked response. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Crystal Lonnquist

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Crystal Lonnquist is here in the korner. She voices every female character in Rack N Ruin, plus Latha/Mandala from Technobabylon. Will she survive the korner intact? ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Baschfire

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

DJ Baschfire is ready to jam! He's not the newest staff member, he's a mixer and raver. You've seen him at Youmacon, you've subscribed to him on Bandcamp, ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Falconshield

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because Falconshield is here! They make video game lore inspired music and now they're here to rock out with ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Rich Alvarez

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Let's Plays? Smashing stuff? Live action parodies of Italian plumbers? Then let me introduce you to Rick Alvarez, a video game themed Youtuber with ...
The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…

The Wandering Witch – Deja Vi

Welcome all, again. As I watch another viewing season wind down, I am very grateful for the quality and diversity of the programming that ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Ross Brierley

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Ross Brierley is the Community Manager of Ghostlight Ltd, a U.K. based gaming company that brings over Japanese games to the West. He is the man responsible for bringing ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Xanthe Huynh

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got to interview Xanthe Huynh. She played Ui Hirasawa in K-On!, Sachi in Sword Art Online, and even worked as a production assistant in The Melancholy of Haruhi ...
The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!

The Wandering Witch – Soundin

Welcome, all, again. It's proving to be a fun viewing season, with great offerings in many different genres. But I am especially grateful ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Wally Wingert

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got Wally Wingert back into the Korner, and you will enjoy his stories greatly. While he can credited to many things, this time he's telling us about when ...

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.