The Wandering Witch – Has New Shorts!

The Wandering Witch – Has New

Welcome, all, again. This time, I'll be shining a spotlight upon three entertaining new short programs: Danchigai; Wakaba*Girl; and Wakakozake. Admittedly, this is not the column I intended ...
Kana’s Korner- Interview with Elias Toufexis (2015)

Kana’s Korner- Interview with

Jack in with Elias Toufexis, the man behind Adam Jensen of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Federico Auditore da Firenze of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. He'll even talk about roles ...
Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival Overview

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Frien

There are many characters we recognize from our childhood, but in a day and age where they’re constantly being “reinvented” it’s nice to see a certain little girl with overalls ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen Mclain

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

John Patrick Lowrie is Team Fortress 2's Sniper. Ellen Mclain is GLADos. Together they are the (Fairy) God (Mother and Father) of Wish Inc. Two titanic ...
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A

What the heck is American J-Rock? Better question: Do you know what J-Rock, or J-Pop for that matter, really means? While you probably think you have an answer, pinning down ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Cards Against Humanity’s Community Manager

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Lots of people enjoy Cards Against Humanity. But who are the people who make this unique game? Well wonder no more because we got Jenn Bane, Cards Against ...
The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!

The Wandering Witch – Anniver

Welcome, all, again. This is a very special column for me, marking my first anniversary as a content contributor to the Fan! I've ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Tanoshiicon

Kayarath’s Adventures in Tano

”Sorry, we're sold out.” the registration guy told me. “What do you mean you sold out? How many people showed up for this thing?” I asked in shocked response. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Crystal Lonnquist

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Crystal Lonnquist is here in the Korner. She voices every female character in Rack N Ruin, plus Latha/Mandala from Technobabylon. Will she survive the Korner intact? ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Baschfire

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

DJ Baschfire is ready to jam! He's not the newest staff member, he's a mixer and raver. You've seen him at Youmacon, you've subscribed to him on Bandcamp ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Falconshield

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because Falconshield is here! They make video game lore inspired music and now they're here to rock out with ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Rich Alvarez

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Let's Plays? Smashing stuff? Live action parodies of Italian plumbers? Then let me introduce you to Rick Alvarez, a video game themed Youtuber with ...
The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…

The Wandering Witch – Deja Vi

Welcome all, again. As I watch another viewing season wind down, I am very grateful for the quality and diversity of the programming that ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ross Brierley

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Ross Brierley is the Community Manager of Ghostlight Ltd, a U.K. based gaming company that brings over Japanese games to the West. He is the man responsible for bringing ...

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!