About Yatta-Tachi

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A Little Bit About Us

Our Content represents a diversity of views on Japan and its culture such as (but not limited to): anime, manga, lifestyle, conventions, events, etc. Our content is easy to digest, staying away from technical jargon that would shy away new readers wanting to learn more about Japan, while not boring seasoned readers. We strive to support writers who need that little break through to get their name out there.

Our Tone is friendly, informative, upbeat, pun-y, optimistic, open-minded, and professional. Our articles are written to be insightful, but not a snore fest. We approach all our topics as fans, not critics. We all learn through each other’s articles and celebrate each other’s success.

Our Purpose is to promote Japanese culture through articles written by fans for fans and to have fun working with other people around the world who share the same views and excitement.

Interested in writing for Yatta-Tachi? Please visit our Become a Yatta-Tachi Contributor page!

Would you like to contact us? Send us an email: yattatachi[at]gmail.com

Our Team

Check out the Yatta-Tachi staff and see who is involved in this fantastic team!


Katy Castillo (Harley Gin)

Yatta-Tachi Katy Castillo Harley Gin
Owner & Editor-in-Chief of Yatta-Tachi! Some call me a Supreme Leader and others just call me HG (Not to be mistaken for the awesome HARD GAY). You can find me traversing across the internet discussing anime, UX/Visual Design, and food on Twitter. Don’t be a stranger and feel free to chat with me on my social profiles!
Find her on:
Instagram |  Twitter  |  Hummingbird  |  MyAnimeList  |  Personal Website

Associate Editor/Web Developer

Chris Brailsford

Chris-BrailsfordWhile I mostly help build and maintain the Yatta-Tachi website, I also contribute to editing duties and occasionally write an article or two. I’m a self-proclaimed geek in many different ways, and am happy I can bring that devotion to this website!
Find him on:
Instagram |  Twitter

Copy Editor


Yatta-Tachi Zeke
I’ve been interested in Japanese history and culture for much of my life, but found my passion for it flourished during college and the years following. I don’t keep up with the pop culture as much as I would like, but still consider Japan in general to be one of my main interests. I work in architecture, but enjoy helping out the site in my spare time. Mostly I edit, but I do write from time to time. I’m an avid collector of manga and various board games. And card games. And video games. And dice games…
Find him on:
Anime Planet

Copy Editor Assistants

Ashley Contreras (Laurelin)

Ashley Contreras
I have watched anime for as long as I can remember and remained a staunch otaku to this very day. I love science fiction and am an avid fan of J. R. R. Tolkien and Jim Butcher. I also love to write, so having the opportunity to combine my two loves is awesome~!


Joe Leyva

Joe Leyva

Bio coming soon!  

Senior Columnist


Yatta-Tachi Detrop
I am a Chocobo mug who loves puns and is driven by the thirst for nostalgia. You will usually find me writing about days past like an old person. Other than that, I usually gawk at different visual arts or exercising my fingers on games. Or napping in the kitchen cabinet.


Cindy (Softly_Raining)

Continual student of the Japanese language and valiant attempter at novel (and article!) writing. Enjoys when it’s softly raining outside and is an avid drinker of quali-tea. Also, thinks she is amusing. Take that for what you will. (⌒▽⌒)

Find her on:
Hummingbird |  Twitter


Greg Vendramini


Translator, author, and piñata enthusiast. Greg currently writes about anime, video games, and pop culture while working on his next books, “A Long Halloween Night” and “The Fifth Archangel”. He avoids social media a little but is very open to exchanging ideas through emails or comments. Or in person, if somehow you find his house in the woods and get past the cat guards.


Daniel (My Little Death Pony)

Daniel - My Little Death Pony

A happy, wandering pony filled with love and joy to bring to the world.


Bart Jonker (Mallo)

Yatta-Tachi Mallo

The nommiest MarshMallo on Yatta-Tachi! I run the Japanese music broadcast and am the self-proclaimed king of candy in these lands.
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Michele Sontag

Michele Sontag

Graphic Designer by day – aspiring writer by night. Currently doing design things at Rooster Teeth (#teamRWBY!) and formerly at Funimation. I have a love for all things tattoos, creativity, and individuality, and have 3 husbandos.. because life’s too short. Come say hi on my social channels! (≧◡≦)

Find her on:
Instagram |  Twitter


Jackson Wyndow

Jackson Wyndow

I’m a web designer and engineering student currently living in New Zealand. I write an editorial column called “The Right Tool for the Job”, which analyses an anime weapon.

Find him on:
Instagram |  Twitter | Pinterest


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