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 – 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.