Kayarath’s Adventures in Nijicon 2

Kayarath’s Adventures in Niji

When we last left Nijicon, it grew from a hopeful dream to full blown reality. The East Coast finally had a yaoi con to call its own! Two ...
The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant Yokai Apartments

The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant

Welcome, all, again. I am very happy to report that we have entered into a new viewing season, one that seems to offer a wider variety and much greater ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Tom Bauer

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We have Tom Bauer here folks. Hear him talk about voicing Hush Middy in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Feitan in Hunter x Hunter, and even Shu in Dragon ...
The Wandering Witch – Revisiting the Fairy Musketeers!

The Wandering Witch – Revisit

Welcome, all, again. Facing a somewhat slow viewing season, I'd like revisit a past favorite of mine that I've always felt was underappreciated: Fairy Musketeers. This 39-episode series ...
Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolution

Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolu

Valkyria Revolution, with its new action-based battle system, is definitely a bold new direction for the Valkyria series. But does this new battle system work in this spin-off's favor, or ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Mick Wingert

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Mick Wingert has so many legends of awesomeness to share!
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Roy Samuelson

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Greetings listeners! Join us as Roy Samuelson takes us on a journey to understand what it means to be a voice actor. It is sure to be enlightening.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Robbie Daymond

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

If you have a Nintendo Switch or a vendetta against writing essays, then you have at least two things in common with Robbie Daymond. If you like Final Fantasy ...
The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: What are you doing?

The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: Wh

Welcome, all, again. I want to discuss in this column a gem that I only recently found, WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are ...
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 ...

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.