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 ...
The Wandering Witch Lives Vicariously!

The Wandering Witch Lives Vicarious

Welcome, all, again. Today we will discuss Seiren, a slice-of-life series which follows protagonist Shoichi Kamita and his interactions with three very different girls. Now, the purpose and ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...

The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!

Posted on May 20 2015
The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!
Welcome, all, again. It's proving to be a fun viewing season, with great offerings in many different genres. But I am especially grateful for Sound! Euphonium, a really strong slice-of-life entry.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Dungeon Fighting

Posted on Apr 23 2015
Kayarath’s Adventures In Dungeon Fighting
Dungeon Fighter Online is back, people! Get the hype train rollin' and prepare for the beatdown! You're just a download away from the best beat'em up since Final Fight!

The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories

Posted on Apr 15 2015
The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories
Welcome, all, again. Today I break one of my own long-standing rules as I prepare to discuss the anime Plastic Memories with just two episodes broadcast so far. And please notice that I am not calling this a review--such is quite implausible with my having watched so few episodes.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Centimeters

Posted on Mar 26 2015
Kayarath’s Adventures In Centimeters
What is love? A crazy little thing? A second hand emotion? What you ask before you say baby don't hurt me no more?

The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle

Posted on Mar 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle
Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will be about KanColle, which is set in an alternate timeline in which young women are presented as the [spiritual] personifications of World War II warships.

The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

Posted on Feb 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?
Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. Honestly, who'd want a boring girlfriend?

Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea

Posted on Feb 11 2015
Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea
I hate to say it, but I've been negligent in my duties. Articles left unwritten; Simublasts missing; statues to Kroze not built. While I wish I could point to a legitimate reason, like "my whole family got cancer" or "I fell in love with an awesome girlfriend," I cannot.

Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Posted on Jan 23 2015
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review
Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever present desire to find more and more new music, I'm making an exception!!

The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

Posted on Jan 21 2015
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”
Welcome, all, again.  I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new shows. Meanwhile, three series (in particular) are continuing this season from last, and all seem to be doing so strongly: Your Lie in April, Yona of the Dawn, and Shirobako.

Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Posted on Jan 11 2015
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review
Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!