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 Riff 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?
The Wandering Witch Pays Court to the Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Wandering Witch Pays Court to t

Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will focus upon The Ancient Magus' Bride, one of those rare offerings which immediately scream "instant classic!"
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Fal-Con

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Katy Johnson is here to represent Fal-Con, the most affordable convention in all of Alabama. Get the lowdown on what's happening at Fal-Con. You'll also learn about the ...
The Wandering Witch Faces Knight’s & Magic

The Wandering Witch Faces Knight

Welcome, all, again. This month's subject anime is Knight's [sic] & Magic, a fast-and-loose genre-hopping fantasy that pits a young prodigy against his world. Because Ernesti "Ernie" Echevalier ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Indigo Ignited

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

What happens when two gaijins recruit some Japanese animators and make some moving pictures? You get a new show called Indigo Ignited.
Siege Spots – A Robot Named Fight

Siege Spots – A Robot Named F

A Robot Named Fight is a game that seeks to capture the Metroid formula, bringing it into the world of Rogue-lites. It certainly delivers on its promise, providing exactly what ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Matt Bitner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

A Robot Named Fight is a rougelike metroidvania coming out to PC and Mac on September 7. We're here with its creator, Matt Bitner, to talk about it. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Card Games 8 –  Friendship Is Magic!

Kayarath’s Adventures in Card

It has been said you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Or a gift pony in this case.
Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

As the game tells you early on, "Kiwami means EXTREME!" Does Yakuza Kiwami live up to its name?
The Wandering Witch Studies Classroom of the Elite

The Wandering Witch Studies Classro

Welcome, all, again. This viewing season just seems to keep getting better, with many shows that are becoming more and more interesting as things progress; Classroom of the Elite ...
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 ...

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 4: School Life Edition

Posted on Jun 06 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 4: School Life Edition
After a long night piloting mechas and transforming into magical superheroes, what do our favorite anime characters have to look forward to the next day? School, of course! But any first-time anime viewer should immediately notice that school life in Japan is considerably different than in most other countries.

Samurai vs. Cowboys: Place Your Bets

Posted on May 19 2010
Samurai vs. Cowboys: Place Your Bets
Samurai have been called the “Cowboys of the East.” Let’s see how they would really go in a head-to-head competition. It’s like Pirates vs. Ninjas, only even more epic.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 3: Alice in Wonderland

Posted on May 05 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 3: Alice in Wonderland
Wonderland must be some television station in Japan, because Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole and wandered her way into Japanese entertainment.

Tempest’s Downpour – Why Women Want Yaoi

Posted on Apr 23 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Why Women Want Yaoi
Why Women Want Yaoi: Where Tempest answers the age-old question of why women like yaoi, and offends everyone.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 2: Four Beast Deities Edition

Posted on Apr 07 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 2: Four Beast Deities Edition
A typical fan watches a typical anime or plays a typical J-RPG, and suddenly the protagonists encounter a tiger, a tortoise, a phoenix and a dragon. A Japanese audience nods and laughs, while a good half of the American audience stares with wide eyes. In characteristic Japanese fashion, a joke has been made, but hasn’t been explained.

Tempest’s Downpour – Howl’s Moving Castle

Posted on Mar 24 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Howl’s Moving Castle
Film adaptations tend to stray from the original books to an extent. However, Hayao Miyazaki took Diana Wynne Jones’ themes and inserted the characters into a completely different storyline. The book and movie of Howl’s Moving Castle are two separate stories, with countless alterations, and several striking similarities.

Tempest Downpour – Anime In-Jokes

Posted on Mar 10 2010
Tempest Downpour – Anime In-Jokes
In Tempets's newest article she talks about a few common occurrences in animes and how, much like the hero's journey, a lot of stories nowadays still hold true to their mythical roots.

Tempest’s Downpour – Bring On The Lesbians!

Posted on Feb 24 2010
Tempest’s Downpour – Bring On The Lesbians!
One of the most frustrating scenarios has greeted me at every turn with my recent choice of RPGs.