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 ...
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.

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?