The Wandering Witch – Has New Shorts!

The Wandering Witch – Has New

Welcome, all, again. This time, I'll be shining a spotlight upon three entertaining new short programs: Danchigai; Wakaba*Girl; and Wakakozake. Admittedly, this is not the column I intended ...
Kana’s Korner- Interview with Elias Toufexis (2015)

Kana’s Korner- Interview with

Jack in with Elias Toufexis, the man behind Adam Jensen of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Federico Auditore da Firenze of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. He'll even talk about roles ...
Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival Overview

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Frien

There are many characters we recognize from our childhood, but in a day and age where they’re constantly being “reinvented” it’s nice to see a certain little girl with overalls ...
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 ...

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.