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
Afro Samurai
AM2 2011: Convention Organizer Interview
Anime Declassified Podcast Mission 01 – Sword Art Online Season 2 Episode 1 & 2 Review
Anime Declassified Podcast Mission 02 – Marvel and Attack on Titan Crossover?!
Anime Declassified Podcast Mission 03 – OHMYGOD FREZIA IS BACK!!!
Anime Declassified Podcast Mission 04 – Anime Winter 2015 Preview
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
Dashcon 2014: Interview with Organizers
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
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
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
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
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
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
World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014 Results!