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 ...
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

The Wandering Witch – “

Welcome, all, again.  I find myself writing this column just a couple of weeks into a new season of anime, so I must decline attempting a premature evaluation of new ...
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!
Kayarath’s Adventures In Nijicon

Kayarath’s Adventures In Niji

I believe the “Yaoi Manga” card from the Whack A Catgirl card game best describes Yaoi by noting that it is an excellent boy repellant.
Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

Happy Birthday 91.8 The Fan!

It's another year where we get to see Brie, our lovely mascot, and the radio grow older. We asked some of the staff to share their memories of some of ...
Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

Simulblast! Week 012 Fall 2014

The final week is upon us... Who is the champion, who will reign supreme?!
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?
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!
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 ...

Shiki – Ep 22 – The Final Hunt

Posted on Jan 08 2011
Shiki – Ep 22 – The Final Hunt
Hey, everyone: we made it. The final episode! In light of this momentous occasion, Shiki has even broken with the episode naming conventions. Whoa, Shiki! Slow down before you hurt yourself!

Shiki – Ep 21 – Twenty-First Slaughter

Posted on Jan 01 2011
Shiki – Ep 21 – Twenty-First Slaughter
Welcome to the second-to-last episode of Shiki and the latest installment of the human-on-vampire bloodbath. They're dropping like flies!

Shiki – Ep 20 – Twentieth Mourning

Posted on Dec 26 2010
Shiki – Ep 20 – Twentieth Mourning
This week we get a lot of blood and guts and sadness, so I'm forcing a little levity into the recap. Who can focus on presents with all this gore? Leave it to Shiki to try to ruin Christmas!

Shiki – Ep 19 – Nineteenth Coffin

Posted on Dec 26 2010
Shiki – Ep 19 – Nineteenth Coffin
We're getting down to the wire and Shiki is done messing around. THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

Shiki – Ep 18 – Eighteenth Night

Posted on Dec 11 2010
Shiki – Ep 18 – Eighteenth Night
Last week I was all, "Where's everybody at?" And this week Shiki was like, "Chill, girl. In time all will be revealed. Actually, not all, but some. I mean, a little. More than nothing. You're welcome!"

Shiki – Ep 17 – Seventeenth Killing Spirit

Posted on Dec 04 2010
Shiki – Ep 17 – Seventeenth Killing Spirit
Other possible episode titles: Seventeen Bad Decisions. Seventeen People Who I Thought Would Live Through This Series But Won't. Seventeen WTF Moments. Seventeen Hundred Lingering Questions. Sotoba: Population Seventeen (Or Less).

Shiki – Ep 16 – Sixteenth Skull

Posted on Nov 20 2010
Shiki – Ep 16 – Sixteenth Skull
In this episode we learn that vampires are lonely and sometimes killing people they love makes them sad. (But not sad enough not to do it, apparently.) I say: Boo hoo, vampires. BOO HOO.

Shiki – Ep 15 – Fifteenth Deceit

Posted on Nov 13 2010
Shiki – Ep 15 – Fifteenth Deceit
With Episode 15, Shiki shows us that it's not afraid to be boring. How edgy! How mysterious! How dark! Also, how sick am I of these episode titles? Really, really sick.

Shiki – Ep 14 – Fourteenth Death

Posted on Nov 06 2010
Shiki – Ep 14 – Fourteenth Death
Despite all the dead bodies piling up and also, uh, un-piling-up (more than fourteen, I'm pretty sure!), life continues as usual for some of the citizens of Sotoba...

Shiki – Ep 13 – Thirteenth Tragedy

Posted on Oct 30 2010
Shiki – Ep 13 – Thirteenth Tragedy
Hey, everybody, remember those sad, empty weeks when no episodes of Shiki aired? Turns out it was all a tricksy plan to have episode 13 release near Halloween - and even better: everyone is in costume!