The Wandering Witch on Darling in the Franxx

The Wandering Witch on Darling in t

Welcome, all, again. It isn't often that I become interested in--let alone excited by--offerings from the mecha genre. In fact, my last review herein of such a show ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Gaijin Goombah

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Gaijin Goombah (is) here on 91.8 The Fan.
The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-Back Camp

The Wandering Witch Visits a Laid-B

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun, one that looks to be rather strong in its offerings! Personally, I am especially pleased with the number and ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Level 99 Games

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Time to get your game on with Brad Talton, founder of Level 99 Games!
The Wandering Witch Watches an Eastern Western — Garo: Vanishing Line

The Wandering Witch Watches an East

Welcome, all, again, and a blessed Yule season! As we close both the year and viewing season, I'd like to look at what I interpret to be a Japanese ...
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 Hotstuff 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 ...

The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!

Posted on Jul 14 2015
The Wandering Witch – Anniversary Edition!
Welcome, all, again. This is a very special column for me, marking my first anniversary as a content contributor to the Fan! I've had great fun sharing my opinions and recommendations with you, and deeply appreciate the support I've received from both readers and staff.

The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…

Posted on Jun 16 2015
The Wandering Witch – Deja View, All Over Again…
Welcome all, again. As I watch another viewing season wind down, I am very grateful for the quality and diversity of the programming that was offered this time around.

The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!

Posted on May 20 2015
The Wandering Witch – Sounding Euphonium!
Welcome, all, again. It's proving to be a fun viewing season, with great offerings in many different genres. But I am especially grateful for Sound! Euphonium, a really strong slice-of-life entry.

The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories

Posted on Apr 15 2015
The Wandering Witch – Making Plastic Memories
Welcome, all, again. Today I break one of my own long-standing rules as I prepare to discuss the anime Plastic Memories with just two episodes broadcast so far. And please notice that I am not calling this a review--such is quite implausible with my having watched so few episodes.

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.