Kayarath’s Adventures In Centimeters

Kayarath’s Adventures In Cent

What is love? A crazy little thing? A second hand emotion? What you ask before you say baby don't hurt me no more?
The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle

The Wandering Witch – Setting

Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will be about KanColle, which is set in an alternate timeline in which young women are presented as the [spiritual] personifications of World War ...
The Chicago Winter Con Reports Part 1: Kicking off 2015 with a Bang at Kollision Con

The Chicago Winter Con Reports Part

Chicago is finally getting warmer and the crazy mountains of snow we received are now turning into rivers of water; it’s the perfect time to reflect on a very fun ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with 4TE

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Kana got a chance to talk to a newly formed idol group, called 4TE, about their latest release! Listen in as they discuss the troubles of living across country and ...
Kayarath Adventures in Simulblasting!

Kayarath Adventures in Simulblastin

If you've been paying attention to the site, you'll notice the lack of simulblast. I can explain that.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Jan Scott-Frazier

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got the chance to sit down with Jan Scott-Frazier who is known for her work in Japanese animation and business! Find out what we learned about the culture and ...
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

The Wandering Witch – Seeking

Welcome, all, again. In this installment, we will discuss Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, a cautionary tale of professional and romantic ambition. Or something like that. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with David Jaffe

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After exploring the halls of the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, we had the honor of meeting David Jaffe! Not only did we get a chance to talk about his ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Raymond Lenzner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We had our yearly chat with the con-chair of Kami-Con! Raymond Lenzner sat in the Korner to talk about all the events happening and all the great guests you can ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Comfort and Adam

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got a chance to talk to Comfort Love and Adam Withers about the state of working in the comic industry. We also touch upon their series The Uniques ...
Musikal Makinations – 4TE’s MORE Single Review

Musikal Makinations – 4TER

Greetings denizens of The Fan! You might be thinking, "Wait, didn't Maki just review an album this month?" And the answer would be YES, I did! But, in my ever ...
Musikal Makinations – Rick Rack’s First Mini Album Review

Musikal Makinations – Rick Ra

Happy New Year greetings, denizens of The Fan! Hope all of you had fun and safe holiday celebrations!
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?
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!

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?