Name: Rizwan Merchant
Date of birth: 09/11/87
E-Mail address: Drake[at]animesecrets[dot]org
Rank: Supreme Commander
Area(s) of focus: Anime, Manga, Games, & Conventions
Status: Active Duty
Nationality: Indian-American

BIO:In the small village of India, a small four year old boy and his twin sister are out playing, when suddenly a large van pulls up in front of the children and out come Indian Military Officials. With a quick check on an advanced piece of technology, the Indian Government member used abnormal speed and caught the young boy and threw him into the backseat of the van as his partner knocks out his sister and throws her into a ravine. The two mysterious government officials brought the young boy to an underground base. For the next ten years the small boy underwent torturous experiments and excruciating operations until that fateful day the experimentations and tests end. Out emerges a fourteen year old, bio-engineered android created with an immortal lifespan and abnormal strength. This android code named ‘Drake’ is charged with the lifelong mission of commanding a international coalition known as The Anime Secrets Agency based in the icy mountains of Laurentians Mountains in Canada. The Agency’s purpose…to promote anime/manga and games to the rest of the world and protect it from any harm. 


A Peek into the World Cosplay Summit 2013 National Finals
A-Kon 25: Kyle Hebert Exclusive Interview
A-Kon 26 – Funimation Industry Panel
Afro Samurai
AM2 2011: Convention Organizer Interview
Anime Matsuri 2008
Anime Matsuri 2013: Pre-Interview with Convention Chair [VIDEO]
Aurora, Colorado Shooting 2012
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 1: It’s About Time! by Drake
Battle Programmer Shirase
Bayoucon 2013 – Cosplay Contest Video
Bayoucon 2013 – Photogallery
Ben There, Dan That
Bespa Kumamero @ Anime Matsuri 2008
Black Rock Shooter (OVA)
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan by Drake
Brian Beacock Interview, 11/11/12
Buso Renkin
Chris & Greg Ayres Interview, MechaCon V
Chronicles of the Going Home Club: First Impressions
Cosplay Day Out 2010
Cosplay Day Out 2010 Photo Gallery
Cosplayer Spotlight #01: Ashta Nightrayne
Cosplayer Spotlight #08: Shattered Stitch Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #10: Deanty
Cosplayer Spotlight #13: Awkward Cosplay Girl
Cosplayer Spotlight #14: Alaska’s Cosplay Corner
Cosplayer Spotlight #15: Avalon Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #17: Nandolópez Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #18 Cupcake Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #19: Cat-chan Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #20: Lilacwire Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #21: Teca
Cosplayer Spotlight #22: Kirayume
Cosplayer Spotlight #23: Cute Classy Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #24: Bejitaballz Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #25: Green Jello Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #26: Karmaluna Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #27: Phaleure Cosplay
Cosplayer Spotlight #28: Envel Cosplay
Crest of the Stars by Drake
Dark Water
Diabolik Lovers – First Impressions
Digimon Adventure: Our War Game
Digimon Adventure: The Movie by Drake
Digimon Adventures 02: Diablomon Strikes Back
Digimon Adventures 02: The Golden Digimentals
Digimon Frontiers: Island of Lost Digimon
Digimon Savers
Digimon Tamers
Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers’ Battle
Digimon Tamers: The Runaway Digimon Express
Digimon Xros Wars
Digimon Xros Wars 02: Young Hunters
Digital Monster X-Evolution
Dragon Ball GT: Movie Special
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock TV Special
Dragon Ball Z: History of Trunks TV Special
Dragon Ball Z: Movie IV
Dragon Ball: Yo!
E3 2010 – Nintendo: Back in the Game
E3 2010: EA’s Bid to Reclaim Shooter Crown
E3 2010: Microsoft Losing Focus?
E3 2010: Ubisoft: Bridging Reality and Virtual Reality
E3Cast 2015 – Episode 01: R.I.P. Master Chief
E3Cast 2015 – Episode 02: Cashing the Cow
E3Cast 2015 – Episode 03: All Aboard the Sony Hype Train!
E3Cast 2015 – Episode 04: The Return of StarFox
Eden of the East
Eden of the East: The King of Eden
Eien Strife Exclusive Interview, MechaCon X
Exclusive Interview with Scott McNeil, MechaCon VII
Fate/Stay Night
Final Fantasy X
Fruits Basket by Drake
Fullmetal Alchemist by Drake
Grave of the Fireflies by Drake
Hyper Doll
Il sole penetra le illusioni~ Day Break Illusion: First Impressions
Iron Man
Kagome, Kagome
Kagome, Kagome by Drake
Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler
Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho
Kill la Kill – First Impressions
Kill la Kill: Episode 02 – 11 Review
Lingerie Soldier Papillon Rose
Lisa Furukawa Interview, MechaCon III
Live Chat with Tim Buckley, Xfire
Louisiana Comic Con 2015: Lafayette – Heroes and Villians Panel
Louisiana Comic Con: Lafayette 2015 – Cosplay Contest
Louisianime 2012
Louisianime 2012 Photo Gallery
Louisianime 2013 Photo Gallery
Louisianime 2013: Cosplay Contest Show
Love Hina: Episode 25 OVA
Love the Cosplayer, Respect the Cosplayer: The Happy Medium
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s
Majestic Prince: Episode 10 Review
Majestic Prince: Episode 7 Review
Majestic Prince: Initial Thoughts
MechaCon II Photo Gallery
MechaCon IV
MechaCon IV Photo Gallery
MechaCon IX – Exclusive Interview with Greg Weisman
MechaCon IX: Lolita Fashion Show Video
MechaCon V – Texas Voice Actor Panel
MechaCon V Photo Gallery
MechaCon V: Convention Organizers Interview
MechaCon VI
MechaCon VI: Cosplay Contest Footage
MechaCon VII
MechaCon VIII
MechaCon X – Cosplay Contest Video
MechaCon X – Opening Ceremonies
MechaCon XI – Cosplay Contest Video
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing by Rizwan Merchant
Mobile Suite Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Nagi no Asakura – First Impressions
New Orleans Japan Fest 2013 Photogallery
Oh My Goddess! OVA
On Your Mark
Onegai Teacher OVA
Oni-Con 2004
Oni-Con 2007
Oni-Con 2007 Photo Gallery
Portal 2: Potatoes Fuel Glados?
Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 01 Review
Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 02-07 Review
Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 08-10 Review
Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 11-13 Review
Ressha Sentai ToQger: Episode 14-16 Review
Robert Axelrod Exclusive Interview, Bayoucon 2015
Samantha Inoue Harte Interview, MechaCon V
Sparrow’s Hotel – First Impressions
Sparrow’s Hotel: Episode 04 Review
Sparrow’s Hotel: Episode 07 Review
Sparrow’s Hotel: Episode 10 Review
Spiral by Drake
Sunday Without God: First Impressions
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online II: Episode 01 Review
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
Tekken 4
Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan by Drake
The Irregular at Magic High School: Episode 01 Review
The Irregular at Magic High School: Episode 02 – 04 Review
The Irregular at Magic High School: Episode 05–07 Review
The Irregular at Magic High School: Episode 08–10 Review
The Irregular at Magic High School: Episode 11–13 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 01 – Ressha Sentai ToQger Part 1
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 02 – Ressha Sentai ToQger Part 2
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 03 – Ressha Sentai ToQger Part 3
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 04 – Ressha Sentai ToQger Part 4
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 05 – Ressha Sentai ToQger Part 5
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 06 – Toku News and Ninninger First Impressions
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 07 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 01 Review & News
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 08 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 02 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 09 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 03 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 10 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 04 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 11 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 05 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 12 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 06 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 13 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 07 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 14 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 08 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 15 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 09 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 16 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 10 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 17 – Design Artist Yasushi Narasawa passes aways at age 52
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 18 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 11 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 19 – Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 12 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 20– Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 13 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 21– Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 14 Review
Toku Secrets Podcast: Episode 22– Kamen Rider Ghost Episode 15 Review
Valvrave the Liberator – First Impressions by Drake
Valvrave the Liberator: Episode 10 Review by Drake
Vic Mignogna Q&A Session, Anime Matsuri 2008
Voltron: Fleet of Doom
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2016 – Cosplay Contest
World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014 Results!
[A.D] Mission 01 – Sword Art Online Season 2 Episode 1 & 2 Review
[A.D] Mission 02 – Marvel and Attack on Titan Crossover?!
[A.D] Mission 03 – OHMYGOD FREZIA IS BACK!!!
[A.D] Mission 04 – Anime Winter 2015 Preview
[A.D] Mission 06 – Dragon Ball Super Episode 01 Review
[A.D] Mission 07 – Dragon Ball Super Episode 02 Review
[A.D] Mission 08 – Cowboy Bebop 10th Anniversary Panel, MechaCon IV
[A.D] Mission 09 – DBZ Battle of Gods Review
[A.D] Mission 10 – DBZ Resurrection F Review
[A.D] Mission 11 – Digimon Tri: Reunion Teaser Discussion
[A.D] Mission 12 – Louisiana Comic Con: Lafayette 2015 Review
[A.D] Mission 13 – Digimon Adventue Tri: Reunion Review
[A.D] Mission 14 – Ace Attorney Episode 01 Review