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 3/23/16 – Aniplex of America, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Viz Media

Posted on Mar 23 2016
iStalk 3/23/16 – Aniplex of America, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Viz Media
Today, Aniplex of America acquires some titles, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed released on Steam, and Viz Media gets some art books.

iStalk 7/18/14 – Otakon Guests, Ghibli Soundtracks, When Marnie Was There

Posted on Jul 18 2014
iStalk 7/18/14 – Otakon Guests, Ghibli Soundtracks, When Marnie Was There
Today, Otakon announces some more guests, iTunes adds Ghibli soundtracks, When Marnie Was There gets extended trailer.

The Ghibli Quest Continues with The Owl in the Rafters

Posted on Mar 08 2012
The Ghibli Quest Continues with The Owl in the Rafters
Welcome back to the Owl in the Rafters! Today I'd like to talk about a lesser known side of one of the biggest names in anime: Studio Ghibli. American fans are probably already aware, but the US theater release of The Secret World of Arrietty was this past February 17th, and despite lagging behind the original Japanese release by two years (and the UK release by about seven months) the wait proved well worth it.