Kana’s Korner – Interview with Comfort and Adam

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Musikal Makinations – 4TER

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 ...
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

The Wandering Witch – “

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 ...
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Musikal Makinations – Rick Ra

Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
Kayarath’s Adventures In Nijicon

Kayarath’s Adventures In Niji

I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.
Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

It's another year where we get to see Brie, our lovely mascot, and the radio grow older. We asked some of the staff to share their memories of some of ...
Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm

The Wandering Witch – Shiroba

Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter ...
Anime Midwest Gallery

Anime Midwest Gallery

On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
AnimeNext Gallery

AnimeNext Gallery

On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
Youmacon Gallery

Youmacon Gallery

On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha

The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Bei

Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Mai

After a day of prep at Square Enix's first Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, Kanashimi was ready to tackle Saturday & Sunday head-on. If you're curious about the autograph signing ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Revi

Square Enix announced four months ago that they would be holding a Fan Festival in several locations for their two million users. Among the locations was Las Vegas, NV with ...

Street Smarts — How To Bargain Game

Posted on Jan 13 2014
Street Smarts — How To Bargain Game
Want new games? Can't afford them? There is no such thing as a free lunch in life, but the very least you can do is try to make that lunch as affordable as possible.

Street Smarts — Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Review

Posted on Dec 30 2013
Street Smarts — Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Review
There's an anime that's been gaining steady popularity this past year, and it's about - well, what else could it be - swimming.

Street Smarts — Cost-Efficient Handhelds

Posted on Dec 02 2013
Street Smarts — Cost-Efficient Handhelds
Video games are expensive. Can we all agree on that? Video games are expensive despite the increasing availability and decreased cost of parts. Speed, processing power, graphics, and capabilities have been expanded on and explored, resulting in handhelds that can pack a huge punch despite their small size.

Street Smarts — Pokémon X and Y Review

Posted on Nov 18 2013
Street Smarts — Pokémon X and Y Review
It's been a year since the last Pokémon game, and this time, Game Freak comes out swinging. Pokémon X and Y are very possibly two of the best Pokémon games to come out since Emerald in 2005.

Street Smarts — Consoles vs Handhelds

Posted on Oct 07 2013
Street Smarts — Consoles vs Handhelds
I’ve played on nearly every Nintendo handheld that's been released in America, from the Game Boy Color to the 3DS. I’ve played on the Sony PSP and dabbled with the Vita. I’ve played on the N64, the original Playstation, the PS3, the Xbox 360, the Wii, and the Wii U, and yet I have and probably always will have a strong preference for handhelds.

Street Smarts — Why The 2DS Won’t Sell

Posted on Sep 23 2013
Street Smarts — Why The 2DS Won’t Sell
With weeks left before the release of the 2DS and the highly anticipated Pokemon X and Y, predictions for how the handheld will do are rolling out left and right.

Street Smarts — Otakon Premieres Wolf Children

Posted on Aug 26 2013
Street Smarts — Otakon Premieres Wolf Children
I had never heard of Wolf Children. I had never seen it, never watched it, barely heard a single mutter of it until I showed up at Otakon. Then everyone was talking about Wolf Children and the dub premiere; when Saturday night came - most incredibly, for me - there was a full house at the event.

Street Smarts — Reasons Why I Love Conventions

Posted on Jul 29 2013
Street Smarts — Reasons Why I Love Conventions
Let's talk about conventions. Namely, let's talk about how I'm weirdly excited for conventions and why I absolutely adore them.

Street Smarts — Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review

Posted on Jul 16 2013
Street Smarts — Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
Let's give a warm welcome to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, in which Tom Nook is back and ready to take as many of your bells as he possibly can.

Street Smarts — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review

Posted on Jun 17 2013
Street Smarts — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review
Despite having a number of various releases, Megami Tensei has become best known for their Persona series. A few of their other games occasionally surface but for the most part they are most strongly connected to their popular spin-off. However, Persona didn't always exist.