About

Welcome to to The Nihon Review, an anime review website dedicated to anime commentary and dialogue. United by a love for anime, we cover a range of topics ranging from content analysis to cultural topics to issues of fandom. We’re pretty passionate about what we do, and would love to read your comments or hear from you on our forums.

WHAT WE DO

Our collection of over one thousand individual anime reviews ranges from anime released decades ago to the most recent releases in Japan. In addition, we feature editorials and opinion pieces focused on the animation industry in Japan as a whole, including a yearly review article that takes a look back at an entire year of anime.

We also have a staff blog focused on in-depth discussion of anime-related topics. Reviews aren’t always the best way to begin dialogue regarding anime, and most of our longer, in-depth analyses.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Each one of our writers began as fans of Japanese anime, but soon realized that there was much more to think and understand about the medium. Animation is a powerful medium for storytelling, entertainment, and commentary on contemporary issues in society. The Nihon Review was born out of a desire to understand anime while sharing those findings in a highly critical yet accessible way. We also have a documented history of how we’ve changed over the years here.

Quality, not quantity, is one of the most important factors we consider in our content, meaning that we frequently improve our own methods for watching and discussing anime. We hope to contribute value to the grand discussion and overall understanding of anime as a whole.

Thank you for visiting the site!

8 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi, I was wondering if you guys were looking for any new writers for your wonderful site. Thanks!

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  3. Hello I mainly visit Nihon Review and enjoy the reads from you guys especially after watching some really bizarre anime that messes my head. I just made a new anime website and I was hoping you look at it and help spread the word because I recognize you guys can do it.(http://worldofanime.net/)I Would really appreciate it. Your website is really interesting for anime fans. Keep it up. Thanks and good luck.

  4. Dear The Nihon Review,

    I’m contacting you regarding the possibility of reviewing a new anime mobile app on your blog.

    I know a couple of people at Viewster, a streaming service that specializes in anime with focus on Europe and North America, and I am helping them in spreading the word about their mobile app for streaming anime.

    There are some neat features in the app, especially for simulcasts, where they send out push notifications immediately as new episodes launch, if users follow specific simulcasts. They are also constantly optimizing the app via feedback from the anime community in order to improve usability, stability and overall features.

    Would you be interested in reviewing the app on your blog? In return I will be happy to send the post link back to Viewster, for them to possibly post on their social platforms and link back to your blog. I cannot guarantee that they post it however.

    Let me know if you’re interested! Looking forward to your reply,

  5. Many reviews here give me correct hints about what to expect before I watch it 😀

  6. I can see all the reviews except for anime. How do I see anime reviews?

  7. I’m sorry that this is a message you did not expect to receive.. I’m a freelance audio producer from China and I came across your podcast on iTunes today. Do you need someone to produce your show for you so that you could free up your time and focus on creating great content? What I do is take your raw recording, edit out parts that you don’t want, mix in your intro, outro, music, etc., normalize volume level and add ID3 tag. My rate is 5 US dollars per episode and your first one is free :)

    At the moment I have one client – Paul Kirch at the BOSS Academy Radio.

    Thank you for your consideration and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Tom

  8. Hello, I’m contacting you because I would like to know if there’s any non-Americans on the team?

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