Meet the Staff!

(This isn't what we really look like.)

Starting with the Spring 2014 season, the reviewing duties around here will be split between three authors, who will watch, review, and rate three to four shows each. They’ll continue to deliver the concise, insightful anime reviews RABUJOI is known for. They will not always succeed.

We felt the change from Winter to Spring was the ideal time for the staff to step out from behind the monolithic rabujoistaff moniker, and take their places behind new, distinct identities. Where there once was one voice, soon there will be three. Please be nice to them…or don’t; they can take it!


Handle: Braverade | Real Name: Hannah Brave | Gender: Female | Birthday: 3 July | Blood Type: O- | Favorite Food: Steak Tartare | Favorite Anime: Evangelion, Macross Frontier, Kill la Kill, Eureka Seven, Book of Bantorra

Greetings. Hannah here, and I like watching things explode, or at the very least moving very fast. To that end, I’ll be focusing on action, adventure, space, and sci-fi genres. This spring, I’ll be watching Akuma no RiddleBlack Bullet (here’s hoping they’re any good), and the second cour of Nobunaga the FoolYoroshiku onegaitashimasu.


Handle: sesameacrylic (no caps) | Real Name: Zane Kalish | Gender: Male | Birthday: 12 May | Blood Type: AB+ | Favorite Food: Ceviche | Favorite Anime: Toradora!, Haruhi Suzumiya, Kare Kano, Zetsubou-Sensei, Nazo no Kanojo X, Sket Dance

My focus will be on comedy, romance, school, and slice-of-life; less explosions and punching, more jokes and hand-holding. Where those overlap with genres of Hannah or Preston, we’ll play Jan-ken-pon, but come Spring I’ll be checking out Mekaku City Actors, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, and the final seven eps of Nisekoi‘s odd 20-episode run. I wanted the school series Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, but Preston claimed it because it’s a magic school… :P


Handle: MagicalChurlSukui | Real Name: Preston Yamazuka | Gender: Female | Birthday: 22 Jan | Blood Type: B+ | Favorite Food: Tamagoyaki | Favorite Anime: Mawaru Penguindrum, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, AnoHana, Serial Experiments Lain, From the New World, Shiki

If Hannah is Strength and Zane is Stamina (you need it, getting through some of those will-they-won’t-theys), then I’m Magic. I’ll be delving into the realms of fantasy, magic, mystery, and the supernatural. My Spring watchlist will consist of Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Hitsugi no Chaika, and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, in addition to the second cour of Nagi no AsukaraDouzo yoroshiku!

6 thoughts on “Meet the Staff!”

  1. Yay! The monolithic “we” on all the articles was kind of creepy anyway. Glad to know more about who’s been writing the posts!

  2. Yay! The monolithic “we” on all the articles was kind of creepy anyway. Glad to know more about who’s been writing them!

  3. Honestly I figured it was all one person who pretended to be more than one, but now I know that not to be the case. It’s great I can place real people to the reviews now, it will make the reviews overall better due to a more personal feel. Keep up the great work everyone!

  4. It’s great to finally meet the individuals behind this site. One of the best things I’ve enjoyed (aside from the site design, the blogs, and just about everything else) are the org charts.

    Fun non-anime challenge: What is the possibility that anyone can do an org chart of ABC’s Scandal? Bonus points if it can be done in anything less than 4 dimensions.

  5. Hi Rabujoi Team,

    I’m Ann from, great job on the website! It looks like you did a detailed review for different anime series. I’m an anime fan myself. I’ve actually read your posts to get an update on a few of my favorite series. Great job on the reviews!

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    Ann Granada

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