Kana’s Korner – Interview with Landon McDonald

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Do you like Dragon Ball Super, Hunter X Hunter, or One Punch Man? Then you don't want to miss this!
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.
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 ...
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. ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Fal-Con

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today Kana talks with the people behind Fal-Con, an anime convention taking place October in Alabama.
The Wandering Witch – Joins the Family

The Wandering Witch – Joins t

Welcome, all, again. I've decided to make good on my threat, so I'll be reviewing 91 Days, one of those often-referenced-but-seldom-seen "instant classics." That's right, they really do ...

Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review

Posted on Mar 29 2017
Nerd’s Weebviews – We Are X Review
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 band's mastermind, Yoshiki discussing the trials and tribulations that befall the drummer/pianist/composer and his thirty year career.

iStalk 3/17/16 – X Japan, Durarara!!x2, Digimon Adventure Tri

Posted on Mar 17 2016
iStalk 3/17/16 – X Japan, Durarara!!x2, Digimon Adventure Tri
Today, X Japan film's additional screenings, Durarara!!x2 dub to stream on Crunchyroll, and second Digimion Adventure Tri film earns 46 million yen in first weekend.

The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese

Posted on Jul 20 2015
The Oxymoron of American J-Rock: A Closer Look at What Makes J-Pop and J-Rock Japanese
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 a definition can get a little messy. However, it’s key to understanding the popularity of J-Rock and J-Pop outside of Japan, and the growing movement in the West for a home-brewed version of this music.

iStalk 8/5/14 – Yoshiki Twitter Q&A, Captain Harlock CG Film, and Robotech Academy Kickstarter Canceled

Posted on Aug 05 2014
iStalk 8/5/14 – Yoshiki Twitter Q&A, Captain Harlock CG Film, and Robotech Academy Kickstarter Canceled
Today, Yoshiki to hold Twitter Q&A, Netflix gets anime, and Robotech Academy Kickstarter canceled.

iStalk 7/31/14 – Live-Action Attack on Titan, Death Note Artist, and X Japan

Posted on Jul 31 2014
iStalk 7/31/14 – Live-Action Attack on Titan, Death Note Artist, and X Japan
Today, live-action Attack on Titan cast announced, Death Note artist comes to New York Comic Con, and X Japan details Madison Garden concert.

iStalk 7/21/14 – DBZ: Battle of the Gods, Yoshiki Returns, and Sailor Moon for Sale

Posted on Jul 21 2014
iStalk 7/21/14 – DBZ: Battle of the Gods, Yoshiki Returns, and Sailor Moon for Sale
Today, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods adds more theaters, Yoshiki to return to Otakon, and Sailor Moon is available for digital download.

Yoshiki Classical World Tour

Posted on May 16 2014
Yoshiki Classical World Tour
The Yoshiki Classical World Tour concert at the San Francisco Symphony brought one of Japan’s premier musicians, Yoshiki Hayashi, to the Bay Area. With SFS and guest support, he brought the Davies Symphony Hall to life with classical adaptations of X-Japan hits and original compositions.

iStalk – 902

Posted on Sep 17 2012
iStalk – 902
Today, first two Madoka Magica movies are set for a theatrical release in the US, Rose of Versailles toilet paper, and auction to eat with Yoshiki.

iStalk – 900

Posted on Sep 13 2012
iStalk – 900
Today, Sentai Filmworks licenses quite a few series, Aniplex reveals Bakemonogatari Blu-Ray information, and Yoshiki attends 2012 Points of Light Tribute Awards.

Press Release — Yoshiki Attends 2012 Points Of Light Tribute Awards, Offering A Private Dinner For The Cause

Posted on Sep 11 2012
Press Release — Yoshiki Attends 2012 Points Of Light Tribute Awards, Offering A Private Dinner For The Cause
Washington, D.C. -- September 7, 2012 -- Yoshiki, international musician/producer, and leader of X Japan, attended The 2012 Points of Light Tribute Awards "Changing Lives Through Service", held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan on Friday, September 7, 2012. Points of Light is a charity nonprofit inspired by former President George H.W. Bush, and is the world's leading volunteer service organization.