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?
Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014

We can contain the feels no longer! It's time for an emotionally-oriented Simulblast!
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!
Take You And Your Friend To London Anime Con!

Take You And Your Friend To London

London Anime Con wants you to attend their convention. Find out how!
Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014!

Musikal Makinations – Holiday Fun

Happy holiday greetings denizens of The Fan! Musikal Makinations presents it's 2nd annual Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza, also known as Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014! Too wordy? I don't care! 'Tis ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Beautiful Days

Kayarath’s Adventures in Beau

When I first tried to write a review of this movie, I simply couldn't. The words just wouldn't come out. Something inside me was just off.
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 ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gallery

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gall

Warriors of Light unite! Kanashimi completed the quest of attending Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014! Not only was the experience amazing, but the cosplay was killer.
Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)

Siege Spots – Anime Weekend A

There was something about walking into the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, AWA's host hotel, and seeing the hotel staff wearing anime wigs and huge smiles. They've been hosting this event ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Todd Haberkorn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We recently got a chance to catch up with Todd Haberkorn! Is he singing high-notes in Ever After High or being dastardly in the new dub of Sailor Moon? ...

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.