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 – Kyo Kara Maoh! Review

Posted on Nov 06 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Kyo Kara Maoh! Review
Characters Yuri Shibuya – a 15-year-old Japanese student who is typical in every way until he one day gets sucked into a toilet and comes out in another world. He has a strong sense of justice. Conrad Weller – Yuri’s godfather who lives in this other world. He is half-human, half-demon and he acts as mentor to Yuri. He’s the middle son of Cecile, the former Maoh.

Tempest’s Downpour – Rasetsu Review

Posted on Oct 16 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Rasetsu  Review
Characters Rasetsu is the lead female character. She is very gifted at dispelling spirits, but can’t fight a particular evil spirit who torments her every year on her birthday. Kuryu is also a psychic, though he doesn’t appear to be as helpful as Rasetsu. He is the business-suit-type and the oldest character in the series at 26. His psychic power manifests as Kotodama, which is the power to control things by using words.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 11: Death

Posted on Oct 02 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 11: Death
Some anime are quite merciless in killing off favorite characters. But it’s rare to deeply explore themes of death in anime: funerals, grave-sites and even the relevance of death deities. What we do see is absolutely bogging to Western audiences.

Tempest’s Spoils of War… uh… Borders, actually

Posted on Sep 18 2011
Tempest’s Spoils of War… uh… Borders, actually
With the recent demise of Borders stores across the nation (world?), the opportunity arose for cheap manga. And where there is cheap manga, there is Tempest nearby. I can smell a manga sale from 34.8 miles away. Despite the sad circumstances, I celebrated by spending way over my budget. And I will spread the wealth by sharing what I bought with you all. In other words, expect reviews in the future.

Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Gold: Then And Now

Posted on Sep 04 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Gold: Then And Now
The last Pokémon game I played was Pokémon Crystal on the Gameboy Color. It's not for a lack of interest -- I've always loved the games. Everyone else in America does too, though, which makes them pretty expensive for a half-broke gamer like myself.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 10: Anime Emotions

Posted on Aug 21 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 10: Anime Emotions
On top of being bright, colorful and completely insane, anime tends to have a wide variety of super-expressive emotions. It can be a struggle for first-time anime viewers to keep up with all the symbols racing around the screen or page. Even seasoned veterans of anime don't understand every circumstance for every facial symbol.

Tempest’s Downpour – People Who Try To Be Like Us

Posted on Aug 07 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – People Who Try To Be Like Us
With the recent rise of nerd-power, interesting trends have begun taking place revolving around us. Yes, us: the not-so-little community that eats, drinks and breathes anime. Though we're still far from the mainstream's consciousness, other underground groups have begun openly embracing the programs we have sold our collective right arm for.

Tempest’s Downpour – Looking Forward with Manga

Posted on Jul 17 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Looking Forward with Manga
Tokyopop, America’s biggest manga publishing company, is gone. We have no reassurance as to who will take over all of their old titles. But there’s a silver lining amidst these storm-clouds. With a titan like Tokyopop gone, the smaller publishing companies get the chance to shine.

Tempest’s Downpour – Interview – NoN.D.E. Fanfilms

Posted on Jun 19 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Interview – NoN.D.E. Fanfilms
Tempest got to interview Scott Melzer and Mike Wall from NoN.D.E. Fanfilms, the people who brought you "This is Otakudom," "STEAM: The Movie" and "Fanboy Soze vs. The Reanimators of the Otakulypse." Be sure to check out their forum!

Tempest Interviews Takamasa Sakurai And Kanon

Posted on Jun 10 2011
Tempest Interviews Takamasa Sakurai And Kanon
Tempest here and I got to interview the very handsome Takamasa Sakurai and Kanon. Both were wearing the most incredibly frilly clothes -- they looked like they stepped out of a twisted Steampunk convention that could only be held in Japan.