The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacious Space Pirates

The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacio

Welcome, all, again. As what I consider to be a lackluster viewing season finally winds down, I am eagerly--desperately--hoping for better things to come. Meanwhile, I have used ...
The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Konohana Kitan

The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Ko

Welcome, all, again. These past few years I have proudly stuck to a very simple promise to you, my readers: I only review what I like. Why would ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Dorothy Elias-Fahn returns to the Korner to chew gum and kick butt; and she's all out of gum.
The Wandering Witch Confronts Mongol Invasion in Angolmois

The Wandering Witch Confronts Mongo

Welcome, all, again. As I'm slowly getting a handle on the new season's shows, I can't help but notice how similar many storylines seem: the plots; the settings; even ...
The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for Comic Girls!

The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for

Welcome, all, again. As this viewing season winds down, at least one favorite show of mine is really ramping up: slice-of-life offering Comic Girls, which follows the efforts of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kayli Mills

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After what seems like forever, you can now listen to our interview with voice actress/singer/online personality Kayli Mills!
The Wandering Witch Dives into Amanchu! Advance

The Wandering Witch Dives into Aman

Welcome, all, again. I'm pleased to say that this viewing season has actually turned out to be stronger than I initially expected. A few late entries sneaked into ...
Siege Spots – Dragon’s Crown Pro

Siege Spots – Dragon’s

Did you ever play D&D and think that you'd rather stop talking and just run around and hit things? Dragon's Crown Pro is the game for you.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ewen Cluney

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today we have Ewen Cluney, who brought over the Maid RPG over to western shores.
The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden Kamuy

The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden

Welcome, all, again. This new viewing season seems to have gotten off to a slow start, but I waited, and good things arrived! One of the best so ...
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 ...

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.