The Wandering Witch Declares If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

The Wandering Witch Declares If It&

Welcome, all, again. Today I'm excited to discuss the new fantasy/slice-of-life anime If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord. To be honest, I had ...
The Wandering Witch Discusses Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu

The Wandering Witch Discusses Hitor

Welcome, all, again. My last post herein covered The Magnificent Kotobuki, a group of pilots first fighting air pirates, then transitioning to fight an actual war.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Kells, Creator of Calico

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Did you ever want to run a cat café? Or be a magical girl? Then I got the game for you!
The Wandering Witch Flies High with The Magnificent Kotobuki

The Wandering Witch Flies High with

Welcome, all, again. As we settle into a new viewing season, today's subject will be the just-concluded The Magnificent Kotobuki, which might surprise regular readers who know how much ...
The Wandering Witch Draws Down on Cowboy Bebop

The Wandering Witch Draws Down on C

Welcome, all, again. Today we look back on anime's own gateway drug, Cowboy Bebop. As you have no doubt already heard, Netflix is again taunting the gods of ...
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.
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Alejandro Saab

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Witness the ultimate fast food battle with Alejandro Saab!

The Wandering Witch Faces Knight’s & Magic

Posted on Sep 28 2017
The Wandering Witch Faces Knight’s & Magic
Welcome, all, again. This month's subject anime is Knight's [sic] & Magic, a fast-and-loose genre-hopping fantasy that pits a young prodigy against his world. Because Ernesti "Ernie" Echevalier is not only a prodigy, but also the reincarnated soul of Tsubasa Kurata, a Japanese computer programmer and otaku who at least partially remembers his former life. Wait, you say, this all sounds so familiar!

The Wandering Witch Studies Classroom of the Elite

Posted on Aug 13 2017
The Wandering Witch Studies Classroom of the Elite
Welcome, all, again. This viewing season just seems to keep getting better, with many shows that are becoming more and more interesting as things progress; Classroom of the Elite is a good example of this tendency.

The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant Yokai Apartments

Posted on Jul 19 2017
The Wandering Witch Visits Elegant Yokai Apartments
Welcome, all, again. I am very happy to report that we have entered into a new viewing season, one that seems to offer a wider variety and much greater number of entertaining shows. And one such newcomer is Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, a show which follows a young man's sudden insertion into the supernatural via his new domestic arrangements.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

The Wandering Witch – Learns the Drop Rule

Posted on Nov 16 2016
The Wandering Witch – Learns the Drop Rule
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, letting the series ripen and develop before presenting its review. I am a passionate fan of slice-of-life, and I could not ask for a better balance of allure and unease, stoicism and wistfulness.