Sorrow-kun

The problem with writing anything about myself is that if I decide to make a reference to a currently airing anime, it'll be out-of-date in six months when anyone bothers to read this. So I'll just write something timeless in here like "I wish I were a bird".

Understanding Guilty Crown’s Failure

Understanding Guilty Crown's Failure

It’s very rare for the collective response to an anime as widely viewed as Guilty Crown to be so unified and even rarer when that response skews so strongly to the negative, but that’s where we are after 15 episodes. Right from its debut the show was compared incessantly with Code Geass, propelled by a […]

AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

AnimeSuki 2011 Choice Awards: Picking Winners

The AnimeSuki Choice Awards frustrate the hell out of me. I definitely think it’s a worthwhile idea, which is why I cover it each and every year, as it is a good exercise to see which anime a community of its size rate highly, and Haak does a good job organizing nomination and voting stages, […]

Write For The NHRV: Staff Contest 2012

Write For The NHRV: Staff Contest 2012

This year’s NHRV Staff Contest has now officially started. We’re looking for two new staff members to help us with writing anime and live action reviews and/or contributing to the Behind The Nihon Review blog. Applications will be open until Monday, 6 February, so if you’ve ever contemplated joining the NHRV staff, submit yours today! […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode Seven

The Nihon Revue, Episode Seven

It’s not often that we do two podcasts in two weeks, but it’s the time of the season where we get together to bitch about what we hated about the season just finished. Except, it was kinda hard to find enough shows from the last season that we hated, so we had to reach all […]

Voices of a Distant Underworld

Voices of a Distant Underworld

I think the divisiveness of the response to Shinkai Makoto‘s latest film, Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo is very interesting, and it perhaps paints a picture of a set of expectations that fandom has for him that he still hasn’t quite met. Personally, I thought Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo was a great film but my precise […]