Our Team


Katy Castillo (Harley Gin)

Yatta-Tachi Katy Castillo Harley Gin
Owner & Editor-in-Chief of Yatta-Tachi! She/Her. You can find me discussing anime/manga, yelling about the importance of accessibility/inclusiveness, UX/Visual Design, and how much I love food on Twitter and Instagram.
Find her on:
Instagram |  Twitter |  Personal Website


Associate Editor/Web Developer

Chris Brailsford (cbrails)


While 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



Astra Wijaya (Detrop)

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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.

Amanda Nicole Russell (nicole)

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Paula Gaetos

Library paraprofessional, co-host of the Comfort Society podcast, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Tokusatsu Network from 2014 to 2018.


Staff Members

Bill Curtis (AnimeLiteweight)

Bill Curtis (Intermediate Contributor)

Manga nerd, music teacher. In a punk band, probably also in a bar somewhere. Read my blog at theanimeliteweight.wordpress.com.

Find Bill on:
Personal Website | Twitter

Daryl Harding (DoctorDazza)

Writer/Video Maker/Freelancer living in Japan making stuff about the things he loves.


Assistant Editors

Joe Leyva (Mr. Moth)

Joe Leyva

I like turtles.

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Jordan Black

Jordan Black
Developer, game designer, Middle Ages history and architecture enthusiast, and PC-gamer. I help edit on occasion because I like the English language.


Blade-Licking Thieves Podcast Host

Grant Jones (grantthethief)

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Grant was born beneath the Death Omen Star and was the sole inheritor of a 2,000-year-old pun art. Now he wanders the wastelands of anime and Toku fandom displaying the invincibility of his bad joke technique.

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Intermediate Contributors

Ashley Contreras (Laurelin)

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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~!

Tony Yao

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A NYC-born Chinese-American who wonders why everyone loves his country’s cartoons. Believes that he was a Japanese girl in a past life because he prefers husbandos over waifus. You can read his ramblings about psychological aspects in manga at http://www.mangatherapy.com.

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Matthew Li

Matthew Li

Traveling around the world to be endlessly confused, but mostly just in Japan.

Find Matthew on:
YouTube | Twitter

Bryce Morgan

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Friendly neighborhood gamer and anime boy.

Find Bryce on:
Twitter | Instagram



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