The Wandering Witch Examines the Monster Girl Doctor

The Wandering Witch Examines the Mo

Welcome, all, again. This last was a slow viewing season for me, with my favorite genre (slice-of-life) severely underrepresented. Only three new shows managed to catch my interest, ...
The Wandering Witch and The Misfit of Demon King Academy

The Wandering Witch and The Misfit

Welcome, all, again. Since last my last column appeared here, Corona-chan swung by briefly (I tested negative, thanks!); my profession has been even further vilified; and Memphis regressed from ...
The Wandering Witch Devours Princess Connect! Re: Dive

The Wandering Witch Devours Princes

Welcome, all, again. Today let's talk about Princess Connect! Re: Dive, a show that can be kind of hard to pin down: it's comedy; it's adventure; it's bodaciously harem! ...
The Wandering Witch Warns Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

The Wandering Witch Warns Keep Your

Welcome, all, again. We are transitioning from a particularly bountiful viewing season, and one of my favorites was yet another anime about anime, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! ...
The Wandering Witch as Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

The Wandering Witch as Ground Contr

Welcome, all, again. I recently raided my backlog of series-to-be-watched and pulled out 2011's Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl--literally pulled it out of my DVD collection, where it's lingered ...
The Wandering Witch Reminisces with Gunslinger Girl

The Wandering Witch Reminisces with

Welcome, all, again. As regular readers will know, I tend to gravitate towards slice-of-life series. However, I might seem to some to be a bit generous with that ...
Siege Spots – Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! (PS4)

Siege Spots – Cook, Serve, De

Have you ever dreamed of running your own restaurant? Have you ever dreamed of being the only employee at your own restaurant, forced to juggle tasks and keep up with ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Dorothy Elias-Fahn returns to the Korner to chew gum and kick butt; and she's all out of gum.
The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for Comic Girls!

The Wandering Witch Falls Hard for

Welcome, all, again. As this viewing season winds down, at least one favorite show of mine is really ramping up: slice-of-life offering Comic Girls, which follows the efforts of ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kayli Mills

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

After what seems like forever, you can now listen to our interview with voice actress/singer/online personality Kayli Mills!
Siege Spots – Dragon’s Crown Pro

Siege Spots – Dragon’s

Did you ever play D&D and think that you'd rather stop talking and just run around and hit things? Dragon's Crown Pro is the game for you.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Ewen Cluney

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Today we have Ewen Cluney, who brought over the Maid RPG over to western shores.
The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden Kamuy

The Wandering Witch Chases a Golden

Welcome, all, again. This new viewing season seems to have gotten off to a slow start, but I waited, and good things arrived! One of the best so ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Cissy Jones

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

We got Cissy Jones here for you today. You may know her from such roles like Delilah from Firewatch or Sloane from Destiney 2.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 11

Posted on Oct 29 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 11
Today I'm going over a touchy title, often cited as a masterpiece of Japanese Horror, and at the same time notorious for disappointing viewers who go in with the wrong expectations: Audition. Although I actually question my ability to reach that proper balance of favorable impression without stepping into over-hype territory, I will try my damnedest to get it somewhere around that ballpark.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Jupiter Jazz

Posted on Oct 28 2011
Kayarath’s Adventures In Jupiter Jazz
It must be ironic that despite the fact that 91.8 The Fan is an online radio station, we rarely write about music itself. Today I would like to amend that by highlighting a musical artist named Hiromi.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 10

Posted on Oct 28 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 10
It's already day 10 and we're nearing the end, but today we have reached one of my personal favorites in the list, Manhole!

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 9

Posted on Oct 27 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 9
We've come quite a ways since this 13 Days of Halloween countdown started, and I'll admit Day 9 has been giving me a whole lot of trouble. I considered using Satoshi Kon's psychological thriller Perfect Blue, but I've sort of covered that before and I wanted something new. I considered another personal favorite, the little known Mononoke, but MollyBibbles covered that once already too.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 8

Posted on Oct 26 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 8
Halloween countdown, Day 8: Today I'd like to step away from the monsters and the sci-fi and touch on a more modern take on horror. In the wake of the massively successful SAW film franchise the trend toward psychological thrillers, gruesome ultimatums, ultra-gore, and mind games became a major focus in some rings of the horror fan community.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 7

Posted on Oct 25 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 7
Welcome back to the 13 Day Halloween countdown! It's day seven, our approximate half way mark. Today I'm covering Uzumaki (lit. "[the] Spiral" though sometimes referred to as "The Vortex"), by Junji Ito.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 6

Posted on Oct 24 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 6
Day 6 and we're finally into the heat of it! In the past decade the zombie trend has really spread like a plague itself, but what many film goers and videogame fans don't realize is that the zombies themselves aren't the element of the trend that makes it so sensational.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 5

Posted on Oct 23 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 5
Today we're going over a shorter film, a 25 minute piece released in 2005 by CoMixWave inc., the small studio that was relatively unknown before they picked up young underdog director, Makoto Shinkai, whom I have covered once already, and recently a second time for the English premiere of his latest film at Otakon 2011.

13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 4

Posted on Oct 22 2011
13 Days of Halloween with The Owl in the Rafters: Day 4
At last, we really get into the swing of things with this Halloween theme! Number four in this line up is a modern cult favorite around anime fans on the internet, Franken Fran.

13 Days of Halloween with the Owl in the Rafters: Day 3

Posted on Oct 21 2011
13 Days of Halloween with the Owl in the Rafters: Day 3
Welcome to Day 3! Today's title? Jigoku Shoujo (Lit. "Hell Girl") I'll admit right off the bat that I feel like I'm taking a step backwards here in some ways. When it comes right down to it, going from the Vampire Hunter D movies to the Hell Girl anime is a definite drop in quality on most mechanical levels.