The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm

The Wandering Witch – Shiroba

Welcome, all, again. Our subject this time is Shirobako, an anime about making anime. And while that might sound like an invitation to kid-glove treatment of subject matter ...
Anime Midwest Gallery

Anime Midwest Gallery

On the third day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... three gender-bent Chun-Li's! What happened at Anime Midwest this year, why not click and see?
Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 010 of Fall 2014

We can contain the feels no longer! It's time for an emotionally-oriented Simulblast!
AnimeNext Gallery

AnimeNext Gallery

On the second day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... two Miku's dancing! Some memories from AnimeNext!
Youmacon Gallery

Youmacon Gallery

On the first day of Christmas, The Fan gave to me... one Youmacon party! Here's our pictures from Youmacon, make sure to let us know which are your favorite!
Take You And Your Friend To London Anime Con!

Take You And Your Friend To London

London Anime Con wants you to attend their convention. Find out how!
Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014!

Musikal Makinations – Holiday Fun

Happy holiday greetings denizens of The Fan! Musikal Makinations presents it's 2nd annual Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza, also known as Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014! Too wordy? I don't care! 'Tis ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Beautiful Days

Kayarath’s Adventures in Beau

When I first tried to write a review of this movie, I simply couldn't. The words just wouldn't come out. Something inside me was just off.
The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Being Hunted in the Evolve Big Alpha

The Alpha Gamer #5: Hunting and Bei

Just last weekend, Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios opened up the Big Alpha for their next big project: Evolve. I was lucky enough to get a key into ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Main Events & Concert

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival: Mai

After a day of prep at Square Enix's first Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, Kanashimi was ready to tackle Saturday & Sunday head-on. If you're curious about the autograph signing ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Review: Reception

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Revi

Square Enix announced four months ago that they would be holding a Fan Festival in several locations for their two million users. Among the locations was Las Vegas, NV with ...
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gallery

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival Gall

Warriors of Light unite! Kanashimi completed the quest of attending Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014! Not only was the experience amazing, but the cosplay was killer.
Siege Spots – Anime Weekend Atlanta (Or “Content Is Important”)

Siege Spots – Anime Weekend A

There was something about walking into the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, AWA's host hotel, and seeing the hotel staff wearing anime wigs and huge smiles. They've been hosting this event ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Todd Haberkorn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We recently got a chance to catch up with Todd Haberkorn! Is he singing high-notes in Ever After High or being dastardly in the new dub of Sailor Moon? ...

Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amazing: Anime Central 2014

Posted on Sep 04 2014
Why The Chicago Con Circuit is Amazing: Anime Central 2014
In this special series of articles, I aim to highlight some of the best that Chicago has to offer to fans of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. As a native of the Chicago suburbs, I’ve attended numerous conventions, large and small, and have always come away with great times and greater memories. No convention has given me as many memories, opportunities, friends, and great times as Anime Central, and this year was no exception at all.

The Current Reviews the Suguri Collection!

Posted on Aug 27 2014
The Current Reviews the Suguri Collection!
The Current is back after its brief hiatus to bring you some high flying, anime girl fighting, bullet hell action! Just recently released back in July, the Suguri Collection consists of two shoot-em-up games: SUGURI and Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD. However, these two games introduce some interesting mechanics to switch things up within the genre.

The Current Reviews Titanfall!

Posted on Apr 09 2014
The Current Reviews Titanfall!
It’s rare for a player like me to experience the pure excitement and energy that comes from receiving an adrenaline rush during a heated battle, but that is exactly what happens every time I jump into a match in Titanfall.

The Current – Game On, Tune In, Glitch Out: The State of Glitches in Gaming

Posted on Feb 12 2014
The Current – Game On, Tune In, Glitch Out: The State of Glitches in Gaming
It happens to every gamer: The game is turned on, or a cutscene just ended, and the player is back in control... except they aren’t really in control. The game flings them across the map or under the world, and the player can’t help but sit in disbelief.

The Current – Getting Schooled: Thoughts on Gaming, Game Design Education & Life

Posted on Jan 29 2014
The Current – Getting Schooled: Thoughts on Gaming, Game Design Education & Life
It is common knowledge that our society values a good education and hard work, but, at the same time, it is understood that there should be time to relax and unwind. What happens when your education becomes about that which relaxes you most?

The Current – Pop Quiz! Testing the Power of Love in NAMCO HIGH!

Posted on Dec 18 2013
The Current – Pop Quiz! Testing the Power of Love in NAMCO HIGH!
Many people look back at their high school years and remember days full of awkward moments, hilarious adventures, tough teachers, new friends, and hoping to find that special someone.

The Current – Agents Are Gone? Hoping For A New Elite Beat Agents

Posted on Nov 20 2013
The Current – Agents Are Gone? Hoping For A New Elite Beat Agents
In 2006, the Nintendo DS was making its way through the first years of what would become a monumentally successful reign over handheld video gaming, full of great games, interesting redesigns, and new innovations in game design and development. One of the most interesting games to ever hit the handheld was iNiS’ Elite Beat Agents.

The Current’s Top 5 Future Releases of 2013/2014

Posted on Oct 23 2013
The Current’s Top 5 Future Releases of 2013/2014
As a huge gamer, I always keep my eye out for games that look interesting and get me pumped up! With the advent of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many games are popping up to push these new powerhouses and bring video gaming to new heights; both old and new games are showing off their quality graphics, smooth gameplay, and new features left and right.

The Current – Full Steam Ahead: Thoughts on Valve’s Latest Announcements

Posted on Sep 28 2013
The Current – Full Steam Ahead: Thoughts on Valve’s Latest Announcements
Valve has been stirring up quite the buzz lately with many big announcements for Steam, all focusing on bringing Steam to the living room. Though not what everyone was completely expecting, it seems that the new announcements are going to shake things up a bit in the world of video games. I've been watching the announcements closely and have gathered up my thoughts regarding each one, as well as my thoughts on the previously announced Family Sharing Plan.

The Current Reviews Saints Row IV!

Posted on Sep 11 2013
The Current Reviews Saints Row IV!
When an evil alien overlord descends upon Earth and threatens the survival of the entire human race do you?