The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacious Space Pirates

The Wandering Witch Salutes Bodacio

Welcome, all, again. As what I consider to be a lackluster viewing season finally winds down, I am eagerly--desperately--hoping for better things to come. Meanwhile, I have used ...
The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Konohana Kitan

The Wandering Witch Relaxes with Ko

Welcome, all, again. These past few years I have proudly stuck to a very simple promise to you, my readers: I only review what I like. Why would ...
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 Confronts Mongol Invasion in Angolmois

The Wandering Witch Confronts Mongo

Welcome, all, again. As I'm slowly getting a handle on the new season's shows, I can't help but notice how similar many storylines seem: the plots; the settings; even ...
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!
The Wandering Witch Dives into Amanchu! Advance

The Wandering Witch Dives into Aman

Welcome, all, again. I'm pleased to say that this viewing season has actually turned out to be stronger than I initially expected. A few late entries sneaked into ...
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.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Alejandro Saab

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Witness the ultimate fast food battle with Alejandro Saab!
The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maerchen Maedchen!

The Wandering Witch is Mad for Maer

Welcome, all, again. Today's subject of discussion is Maerchen Maedchen, a choice which might confuse regular readers. Don't feel bad, though, because it confuses me, too. The ...
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review

2018 has been a pretty rough year on my wallet so far with at least one game coming out almost every week since the start of the year that I’ve ...

The Wandering Witch – Revisiting the Fairy Musketeers!

Posted on Jun 28 2017
The Wandering Witch – Revisiting the Fairy Musketeers!
Welcome, all, again. Facing a somewhat slow viewing season, I'd like revisit a past favorite of mine that I've always felt was underappreciated: Fairy Musketeers. This 39-episode series ran from 2006-7 and was preceded in 2005 by a 3-episode OVA, both by studio Madhouse. The story is populated by characters from Western fairytales, both as heroes and (newly minted) villains, and it becomes fascinating to watch their interactions when placed together.

Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolution

Posted on Jun 27 2017
Siege Spots – Valkyria Revolution
Valkyria Revolution, with its new action-based battle system, is definitely a bold new direction for the Valkyria series. But does this new battle system work in this spin-off's favor, or does this revolution fall flat?

The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: What are you doing?

Posted on May 31 2017
The Wandering Witch at WorldEnd: What are you doing?
Welcome, all, again. I want to discuss in this column a gem that I only recently found, WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (Mind you, from here on out I'll simply call it WorldEnd:. The full title is waaaaaaay too much typing!)

Alice & Zouroku (& the Wandering Witch)

Posted on Apr 20 2017
Alice & Zouroku (& the Wandering Witch)
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 series that show potential, and a larger number of maybes, or even maybe-nots. Very few shows this season have commanded my immediate attention; one that did, however, is Alice and Zouroku.

Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4)

Posted on Apr 03 2017
Siege Spots – Persona 5 Review (PS4)
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 is definitely their biggest release yet. So... how is it?

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.

The Wandering Witch Lives Vicariously!

Posted on Mar 22 2017
The Wandering Witch Lives Vicariously!
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 triumph of slice-of-life as a genre is its insertion of its audience into the very lives of its characters.

The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky Number 13

Posted on Feb 15 2017
The Wandering Witch Ponders Lucky Number 13
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 grateful to be back, and am excited to review ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., a smart and stylish intellectual drama.

Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-Con

Posted on Feb 09 2017
Kayarath’s Adventures in J1-Con
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. Today, I'll report on J1-Con.

The Wandering Witch — Offers a Short Review

Posted on Dec 24 2016
The Wandering Witch — Offers a Short Review
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 discuss those new shorts that have contributed so much entertainment despite their brevity. And there have been some great ones this season! With so many to choose from, I'll have to limit myself to just four: Ninja Girl & Samurai Master; Kiitaro's Yokai Picture Diary; KAIJU GIRLS; and ...