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 ...
I’m an Original T-Shirt!

I’m an Original T-Shirt!

Have you encountered an army of your clones? Want to set yourself a part from a bunch of pretenders trying to be you? Have we got the shirt ...
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 ...
Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorzea

Kayarath’s Adventures In Eorz

I hate to say it, but I've been negligent in my duties. Articles left unwritten; Simublasts missing; statues to Kroze not built. While I wish I could point ...
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 ...
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!
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 ...

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!