Kana’s Korner – Interview with Cissy Jones

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Cissy Jones here for you today. You may know her from such roles like Delilah from Firewatch or Sloane from Destiney 2.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Alejandro Saab

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Witness the ultimate fast food battle with Alejandro Saab!
The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maerchen Maedchen!

The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maer

Welcome, all, again. Today's subject of discussion is Maerchen Maedchen, a choice which might confuse regular readers. Don't feel bad, though, because it confuses me, too. The ...
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

2018 has been a pretty rough year on my wallet so far with at least one game coming out almost every week since the start of the year that I’ve ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kevin T. Collins

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got the man behind Berserk's Griffith; Kevin T. Collins! If that wasn't enough for you, he also narrates audio books, makes music, and directs! There's no limit ...
The Wandering Witch on Darling in the Franxx

The Wandering Witch on Darling in t

Welcome, all, again. It isn't often that I become interested in--let alone excited by--offerings from the mecha genre. In fact, my last review herein of such a show ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Gaijin Goombah

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Gaijin Goombah (is) here on 91.8 The Fan.
The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-Back Camp

The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-B

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun, one that looks to be rather strong in its offerings! Personally, I am especially pleased with the number and ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Level 99 Games

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Time to get your game on with Brad Talton, founder of Level 99 Games!
The Wandering Witch Watches an Eastern Western — Garo: Vanishing Line

The Wandering Witch Watches an East

Welcome, all, again, and a blessed Yule season! As we close both the year and viewing season, I'd like to look at what I interpret to be a Japanese ...
The Wandering Witch Explores Anime — Gataris

The Wandering Witch Explores Anime

Welcome, all, again. I hope you enjoyed Halloween (Samhain, for me) as much as I did! Meanwhile, our subject of discussion today, Anime-Gataris, has already proven a great ...
Siege Spots – Battle Chef Brigade Review

Siege Spots – Battle Chef Bri

Rev up those fryers! Sharpen your daggers! Battle Chef Brigade is here! With a combination of side-scrolling action, match-three puzzles, and Iron Chef cooking, Battle Chef Brigade is a new ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Asymmetric Publications

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Howdy folks. We got Zack Johnson and Kevin Simmons of Asymmetric Publications to come visit our homestead. You might better know these partners as Jick and Hotstuff from ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ian James Corlett

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Ian James Corlett, a.k.a. Chef Remy Bones of Vampirina. Aren't you amazed we got such a big star?

Tempest’s Downpour – Similiar, Same and Clone

Posted on Jun 05 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Similiar, Same and Clone
After complaining so much about recycled plots, I think we should take a deeper look into this phenomenon. After all, anyone who has taken a high school English class should know that every type of story, and thereby every type of character, has already been used. The trick is in making it appeal to the audience.

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

Posted on May 15 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 – Shojo Gorefest

Posted on May 01 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Shojo Gorefest
Warning: SPOILERS for Pet Shop of Horrors and X/1999 -- even the pictures are spoilers. Also should not be read aloud in polite company. “Shojo” is typically synonymous with fluffy mascot characters, pink dresses and enough floating hearts and bubbles to fill an elevator shaft.

Tempest’s Downpour – It’s Not Easy Being a Toon

Posted on Apr 17 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – It’s Not Easy Being a Toon
Warning: if you haven't seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit, not only am I about to spoil it for you -- I will hunt you down and force you to watch it ala that scene in Clockwork Orange. Continuing April Fool's: Stuff That Isn't Exactly Anime Month, I'm focusing in on my favorite animated character of all time: Jessica Rabbit.

Tempest’s Downpour – Big O VS Batman

Posted on Apr 03 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Big O VS Batman
Warning: the following contains spoilers for Big O and Batman: The Animated Series/Batman Beyond. But seriously, if you don't already know everything there is to know about these shows, you deserve to be spoiled. I'm celebrating April my way with Stuff That Isn't Entirely Anime Month, kicking off with Big O versus Batman.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 9 – Food in Anime

Posted on Mar 13 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 9 – Food in Anime
Remember back in the day when Pokemon was a hot new thing and your weekday anime options were Dragonball Z in the morning, Sailor Moon in the afternoon and Speed Racer in the evening? No? I’m the only one here? Okay, fine.

Tempest’s Downpour – On Buying Stuff That ISN’T Yaoi

Posted on Mar 06 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – On Buying Stuff That ISN’T Yaoi
So I went to Borders the other day at the behest of my friends. I immediately migrated towards the manga section – y’know, typical otaku reaction. It had been a while since I visited an actual book store, rather than buying my manga off Amazon or from half-priced book stores.

Tempest’s Downpour – Reflections On Translation And Americanization

Posted on Feb 20 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Reflections On Translation And Americanization
I know, I know: I just wrote an article on how the localization of anime is probably a good thing even though it’s easy to fall back on “Americanization iz evul.” And, hard as it is to change my opinion after so many years suffering through bad, bad, bad dubs, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a large number of shows that have benefitted from a more American-friendly script (Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, Axis Power Hetalia and ...

Tempest’s Downpour – The Americanization of Anime

Posted on Feb 06 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – The Americanization of Anime
Anime has changed considerably over the past few decades. But is this a trend more towards Americanization, or just the natural flow of the living, breathing entertainment industry?

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 8: Onmyouji, Oni and Yokai – Oh, my!

Posted on Jan 02 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 8: Onmyouji, Oni and Yokai – Oh, my!
The following article may contain spoilers for Tokyo Babylon. So you’re watching your favorite anime and your beloved heroes stumble upon a new puzzle: in order to defeat the latest yokai threat, that is actually an oni if you want to get technical, our heroes have to consult an Onmyouji and convince this person to join the party.