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!