Alice & Zouroku (& the Wandering Witch)

Alice & Zouroku (& the Wand

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun and, to be honest, I'm not quite sold on it. Not yet, anyway. There are a number of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Eliza Jane Schneider

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today's guest is Eliza Jane Schneider! Hear many stories including how she put the South into Mafia 3, how she intertied a ton of roles from South Park, the ...
Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4)

Siege Spots – Persona 5 Revie

After 20 years of Persona, and 8 years after Persona 4, Persona 5 is finally here. This very Japanese RPG series has grown tremendously since its beginnings, and Persona 5 ...
Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review

Nerd’s Weebviews – We A

X Japan, the biggest band you have never heard of, or at least that is the tagline from the documentary film, We Are X. The film follows the life of ...
The Wandering Witch Lives Vicariously!

The Wandering Witch Lives Vicarious

Welcome, all, again. Today we will discuss Seiren, a slice-of-life series which follows protagonist Shoichi Kamita and his interactions with three very different girls. Now, the purpose and ...
The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky Number 13

The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky N

Welcome, all, again. Please let me apologize for there being no January column--a death in the family compelled my travel overseas and otherwise consumed my attention. I am ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-Con

Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-C

I made it my mission to cover every convention in my area. While I have a ways to go, I did mange to knock one more off the list. ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in More Indie Games

Kayarath’s Adventures in More

Too Many Games, too little time. Between the cosplay, the guests, the marketplace, and everything else, it's quite easy to miss the games of Too Many Games.
Kayarath’s Adventures in Heralding Manga

Kayarath’s Adventures in Hera

I originally planned to call this “Kayarath's Adventures in Ambush Interviewing” but I'm trying to cut back on click bait sounding titles. While it was arranged at the last ...
The Wandering Witch–Offers a Short Review

The Wandering Witch–Offers a

Welcome, all, again--I wish you the happiest of whatever holidays you might be celebrating this time of year. With this viewing season winding down, I will in this column ...
The Wandering Witch – Learns the Drop Rule

The Wandering Witch – Learns

Welcome, all, again. I'm very excited about this month's review(!), having chosen to finally discuss March Comes in Like a Lion. In truth, I've been saving this one, ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Street Festivals

Kayarath’s Adventures in Stre

Every April the sakuras fall and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia hosts the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival. I've been covering that for years but this year I'm ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Youmacon’s Tabletop Division

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Are you going to Youmacon this year? Don't forget to check out table top gaming section! We got the people who run it to stop on by and ...
The Wandering Witch — Gets Left for Last

The Wandering Witch — Gets Le

Welcome, all, again. We've begun a viewing season chock-full of magical girls and witches, and so--especially with October bringing Halloween--I just had to pick one such series for review. ...

iStalk 12/3/14 – Yoko Takahashi, Princess Kaguya, Naruto

Posted on Dec 03 2014
iStalk 12/3/14 – Yoko Takahashi, Princess Kaguya, Naruto
Today, Yoko Takahashi sings for Cross Ange, potential Ghibli awards, and foreign sung Naruto ending.

Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014!

Posted on Dec 02 2014
Musikal Makinations – Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014!
Happy holiday greetings denizens of The Fan! Musikal Makinations presents it's 2nd annual Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza, also known as Holiday Funtime Musikal Bonanza 2014! Too wordy? I don't care! 'Tis the season of giving and that doesn't exclude words!

iStalk 12/2/14 – Rolling Girls, Urashiman, Idolmaster Cinderella

Posted on Dec 02 2014
iStalk 12/2/14 – Rolling Girls, Urashiman, Idolmaster Cinderella
Today, Rolling Girls anime preview, Anime Network to stream Urashiman, and Idolmaster Cinderella information galore.

Simulblast! Week 008 of Fall 2014

Posted on Dec 02 2014
Simulblast! Week 008 of Fall 2014
The powers continue to fly! Are you voting to give your favorite the upper-hand?

iStalk 12/1/14 – Parasyte, 3DS XL, Sekai no Owari

Posted on Dec 01 2014
iStalk 12/1/14 – Parasyte, 3DS XL, Sekai no Owari
Today, Parasyte and Bump of Chicken, Nintendo to end 3DS XL in Japan, and Sekai no Owari to have their own manga.

iStalk 11/28/14 – Fist of the North Star, Godzilla, and Pokemon

Posted on Nov 28 2014
iStalk 11/28/14 – Fist of the North Star, Godzilla, and Pokemon
Today, Fist of the North Star invades Puzzle Dragons, Godzilla game demo, and Pokemon sales.

iStalk 11/27/14 – Naruto, Lodoss, Super Smash Brothers

Posted on Nov 27 2014
iStalk 11/27/14 – Naruto, Lodoss, Super Smash Brothers
Today, Naruto movie trailer, Lodoss story continues, and Super Smash Brothers sales.

iStalk 11/26/14 – Cho Dengeki Stryker, Viz Media, Maaya Sakamoto

Posted on Nov 26 2014
iStalk 11/26/14 – Cho Dengeki Stryker, Viz Media, Maaya Sakamoto
Today, Cho Dengeki Stryker ships out, Viz Media announces Coppelion cast, and Maaya Sakamoto performs Fate/Grand Order theme.

Simulblast! Week 007 of Fall 2014

Posted on Nov 25 2014
Simulblast! Week 007 of Fall 2014
Who will be voted off the island, and who will be Top Chef, and who is leaving the Big Brother house!? I don't know!

iStalk 11/25/14 – Granrodeo, Ayana Taketatsu, Blame

Posted on Nov 25 2014
iStalk 11/25/14 – Granrodeo, Ayana Taketatsu, Blame
Today, Granrodeo's GRAP and RodeO stream, Ayana Taketatsu's new album, and Blame anime teaser.