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.

iStalk – 867

Posted on Jul 24 2012
iStalk – 867
Today, western release of "Tales of Xillia" will be identical to the Japanese release, Digital Manga reaches it's funding goal, and SPYAIR announces a new single.

iStalk – 866

Posted on Jul 23 2012
iStalk – 866
Today, Swinging Popsicle to release new music, Right Stuf releases some more goodies, and Sengoku Basara HD to include drama CD.

Live Blog – AM² Hiroshi Nagahama Panel

Posted on Jun 16 2012
Live Blog – AM² Hiroshi Nagahama Panel
It's time for our last event as we report live from AM². Hiroshi Nagahama will be talking about his time directing Mushi-Shi or his work on Fruits Basket, Kimi Ni Todoke, and more. Don't miss this event happening live at 4:00 PM PST.

iStalk – 821

Posted on May 21 2012
iStalk – 821
Today, AM2 announces more guests, Shinichi Ishizuka's Gaku manga comes to an end, and Steins;Gate will not be getting a movie this fall.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 11: Death

Posted on Oct 02 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 11: Death
Some anime are quite merciless in killing off favorite characters. But it’s rare to deeply explore themes of death in anime: funerals, grave-sites and even the relevance of death deities. What we do see is absolutely bogging to Western audiences.

Kayarath’s Adventures In Card Gaming

Posted on May 12 2011
Kayarath’s Adventures In Card Gaming
Welcome to my review of Fruits Basket! No, I haven’t seen the Fruits Basket anime. No, this isn’t a review of the manga either. I haven’t finished it yet and Llian already did a manga review. This is a review of the Fruits Basket card game!

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 9 – Food in Anime

Posted on Mar 13 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 9 – Food in Anime
Remember back in the day when Pokemon was a hot new thing and your weekday anime options were Dragonball Z in the morning, Sailor Moon in the afternoon and Speed Racer in the evening? No? I’m the only one here? Okay, fine.

Kana’s Korner – Interview with Justin Cook

Posted on Feb 22 2011
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Justin Cook
We got the chance to sit down with Justin Cook. Justin has been around since Funimation's early days, and can be heard in Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragonball Z. As seems to be tradition with Funimation, he also does some directing nowadays, so tune in to hear what he's been working on!

Cuddle Up With Makoto Shinkai and The Owl In The Rafters

Posted on Feb 16 2011
Cuddle Up With Makoto Shinkai and The Owl In The Rafters
Welcome to a very special Valentine's Day edition of The Owl in the Rafters! This week I'm going over the career of an anime director and one-man animation team who took the industry by surprise nearly a decade ago now. This man is none other than Makoto Shinkai, the anime prodigy lauded with the title "The New Miyzaki" by several reviewers. This name may not ring too many bells with Western Audiences, but his debut short film, ...

Tempest’s Downpour – The Americanization of Anime

Posted on Feb 06 2011
Tempest’s Downpour – The Americanization of Anime
Anime has changed considerably over the past few decades. But is this a trend more towards Americanization, or just the natural flow of the living, breathing entertainment industry?