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 ...

Tempest’s Downpour – Persona 3 & 4 Spinoffs

Posted on Sep 02 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Persona 3 & 4 Spinoffs
Atlus’ hugely popular Persona games have erupted in related spinoffs: sequels, remakes, an anime and now a fighting game. Let’s take a look at the series that has changed the world of RPGs forever.

Tempest’s Downpour – Doctor Who and Anime

Posted on Aug 19 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Doctor Who and Anime
Within fandoms, there’s typically a sense of overlap. Just as Kana loves Korean music and Zero idolizes Batman, Ceru and I are guilty of enjoying quality British television. The eponymous British series is, of course, the longest running show: Doctor Who.

Tempest’s Downpour – Preemptive Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Review

Posted on Aug 05 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Preemptive Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Review
There’s been a lot of hype over the new Silent Hill film. That’s all for good reason: it’s been almost ten years since Silent Hill 3 graced our Playstation 2 systems and now it’s getting a movie adaptation.

Tempest’s Downpour – Culture Differences Affect Anime Enjoyment

Posted on Jul 01 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Culture Differences Affect Anime Enjoyment
Black Butler and Maria Watches Over Us are two series that have been vehemently recommended to me. They’re everything I should enjoy in programming: the first is about a butler who is secretly a demon, while the second is about schoolgirl lesbians. I mean, what more could I possibly ask for?

Tempest’s Downpour – AnimeNEXT 2012 Review

Posted on Jun 16 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – AnimeNEXT 2012 Review
This year's was the most exciting AnimeNEXT experience I've ever had. The panels had quite a variety and were very good, but it was the unexpected that really helped to make this con.

Tempest’s Con Survival Guide – Hygiene

Posted on Jun 03 2012
Tempest’s Con Survival Guide – Hygiene
Ten years of anime con-going experience has taught me that very few people are prepared for the hygienic challenges of a convention. From running out of soap to forgetting your towel, it seems there are more problems than solutions to keeping clean at a con.

Tempest’s Downpour – Sky Girls Review

Posted on May 20 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Sky Girls Review
In my quest to view what Japan has to offer, I have unwittingly stumbled upon a few monstrosities. One goes by the name Sky Girls.

Tempest’s Downpour – Bejitarizumu

Posted on May 06 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Bejitarizumu
‘Bejitarizumu,’ a play on the words vegetarian (be-ji-te-ri-an-iz-u-mu) and rhythm (ri-zu-mu), has quickly become one of Japan’s most recent viral videos. This strangely addictive and undeniably cute video features four children in a supermarket, dancing around in leotards and tutus with vegetables on their heads.

Tempest’s Downpour – Homestuck

Posted on Apr 15 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Homestuck
Once again, I’m celebrating April as Stuff That Isn’t Anime Month. The topic of interest is Homestuck. What is Homestuck? Let me tell you about Homestuck.

Tempest’s Downpour – Kingdom Hearts: A Better Princess Than Alice

Posted on Apr 01 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Kingdom Hearts: A Better Princess Than Alice
In celebration of Kingdom Hearts’ recent 10-year anniversary (Oh god no, I’m not that old!), I’d like to dissect the decision that left most people scratching their heads: making Alice a Disney Princess.