The Wandering Witch Explores Anime — Gataris

The Wandering Witch Explores Anime

Welcome, all, again. I hope you enjoyed Halloween (Samhain, for me) as much as I did! Meanwhile, our subject of discussion today, Anime-Gataris, has already proven a great ...
Siege Spots – Battle Chef Brigade Review

Siege Spots – Battle Chef Bri

Rev up those fryers! Sharpen your daggers! Battle Chef Brigade is here! With a combination of side-scrolling action, match-three puzzles, and Iron Chef cooking, Battle Chef Brigade is a new ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Asymmetric Publications

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Howdy folks. We got Zack Johnson and Kevin Simmons of Asymmetric Publications to come visit our homestead. You might better know these partners as Jick and Riff from ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ian James Corlett

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Ian James Corlett, a.k.a. Chef Remy Bones of Vampirina. Aren't you amazed we got such a big star?
The Wandering Witch Pays Court to the Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Wandering Witch Pays Court to t

Welcome, all, again. Today's discussion will focus upon The Ancient Magus' Bride, one of those rare offerings which immediately scream "instant classic!"
Kana’s Korner – Interview With Fal-Con

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Katy Johnson is here to represent Fal-Con, the most affordable convention in all of Alabama. Get the lowdown on what's happening at Fal-Con. You'll also learn about the ...
The Wandering Witch Faces Knight’s & Magic

The Wandering Witch Faces Knight

Welcome, all, again. This month's subject anime is Knight's [sic] & Magic, a fast-and-loose genre-hopping fantasy that pits a young prodigy against his world. Because Ernesti "Ernie" Echevalier ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Indigo Ignited

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

What happens when two gaijins recruit some Japanese animators and make some moving pictures? You get a new show called Indigo Ignited.
Siege Spots – A Robot Named Fight

Siege Spots – A Robot Named F

A Robot Named Fight is a game that seeks to capture the Metroid formula, bringing it into the world of Rogue-lites. It certainly delivers on its promise, providing exactly what ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Matt Bitner

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

A Robot Named Fight is a rougelike metroidvania coming out to PC and Mac on September 7. We're here with its creator, Matt Bitner, to talk about it. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Card Games 8 –  Friendship Is Magic!

Kayarath’s Adventures in Card

It has been said you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Or a gift pony in this case.
Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

Siege Spots – Yakuza Kiwami

As the game tells you early on, "Kiwami means EXTREME!" Does Yakuza Kiwami live up to its name?
The Wandering Witch Studies Classroom of the Elite

The Wandering Witch Studies Classro

Welcome, all, again. This viewing season just seems to keep getting better, with many shows that are becoming more and more interesting as things progress; Classroom of the Elite ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Nijicon 2

Kayarath’s Adventures in Niji

When we last left Nijicon, it grew from a hopeful dream to full blown reality. The East Coast finally had a yaoi con to call its own! Two ...

The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle

Posted on Mar 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Setting Sail with KanColle
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 II warships.

The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?

Posted on Feb 18 2015
The Wandering Witch – Seeking a Boring Girlfriend?
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. Honestly, who'd want a boring girlfriend?

The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”

Posted on Jan 21 2015
The Wandering Witch – “Just One More Thing…”
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 shows. Meanwhile, three series (in particular) are continuing this season from last, and all seem to be doing so strongly: Your Lie in April, Yona of the Dawn, and Shirobako.

The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm

Posted on Dec 17 2014
The Wandering Witch – Shirobako’s Beautiful Storm
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 and blatant self-serving promotion, this show deftly repudiates those concerns. It is both funny and engrossing, but makes me wonder how we get to see any anime at all!

The Wandering Witch – Visiting Yona at Dawn

Posted on Nov 19 2014
The Wandering Witch – Visiting Yona at Dawn
Welcome, all, again. We are weeks into the latest season of anime, a season which has provided so many great series that it was rather difficult to pick one to review. So let's discuss Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona)

The Wandering Witch – A Quieter Life

Posted on Oct 15 2014
The Wandering Witch – A Quieter Life
Welcome, all, again. I find myself at something of an awkward time for writing this column: the shows which I've been watching have mostly ended, while the new season's shows have aired only one or two episodes--too few for a legitimate review. And so I've decided to review a fairly recent title which has a second season in production, Non Non Biyori.

The Wandering Witch – Welcoming the Invaders?

Posted on Sep 17 2014
The Wandering Witch – Welcoming the Invaders?
Welcome, all, again. This summer has provided many fun and interesting anime series, while also hitting me with some bitter disappointments. Not to name names or anything, but somebody really does need to be punished in the name of the Moon, and punished severely... But I would much rather talk about something that I have enjoyed.

The Wandering Witch – Purest Blue

Posted on Aug 20 2014
The Wandering Witch – Purest Blue
Welcome, all, again. Having last month reviewed a premiering anime series, I shall this month return us to a series from the recent past and follow its latest metamorphoses.

The Wandering Witch – The Climb Resumes

Posted on Jul 16 2014
The Wandering Witch – The Climb Resumes
Hi, all, I'm Moonhawk81 (The Wandering Witch). I've been around The Fan for a long while now and am finally attempting to contribute directly to the site in my own little way.