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 ...
Gone Fishing! The Wandering Witch Between the Sky and Sea

Gone Fishing! The Wandering Witch B

Welcome, all, again. My past two reviews have focused upon shows that allude to serious matters, from the challenges of shaping an adult mindset from the normal morass of ...
The Wandering Witch Dreams of Bunny Girl Senpai

The Wandering Witch Dreams of Bunny

Welcome, all, again. After last season's disheartening dearth of entertaining shows, I just can't keep up this season's bountiful offerings! One which I have been particularly enjoying is ...
The Wandering Witch Exults in Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary

The Wandering Witch Exults in Xuan

Welcome, all, again. A new viewing season has begun, and this one seems to offer many more selections to my taste. In fact, I'm very excited about two ...
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 – 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.

The Wandering Witch — Gets Left for Last

Posted on Oct 19 2016
The Wandering Witch — Gets Left for Last
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. So I went right to what promises to be one of the best of the lot, Izetta: The Last Witch.

The Wandering Witch – Joins the Family

Posted on Sep 21 2016
The Wandering Witch – Joins the Family
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 exist!

The Wandering Witch – Gets Scientific?

Posted on Aug 31 2016
The Wandering Witch – Gets Scientific?
Welcome, all, again. We will in this column discuss one of those series acknowledged here last time for their beautiful artwork and strong stories--Alderamin on the Sky. Admittedly, this season has been characterized by unusually detailed artwork and attentive--dare I say, sometimes overly attentive--character development in a surprising number of shows. Even so, Alderamin on the Sky is special.