Kylaran

Your average nerd that likes anime, manga, games, and fiction novels. Fried rice is his favorite food.

Anime Soapbox 06: Fall 2015 Season Preview

Anime Soapbox 06: Fall 2015 Season Preview

Subscribe to our RSS Feed: Check us out! Anime Soapbox is back with the fall 2015 season preview. On this episode Aeroblip, Kelloggs (Pedantic Perspective) and Emperor J (Lower Mid Table) discuss everything you need to know about the upcoming anime season. In addition to the fall season discussion we talk “cool” creators, discuss which […]

Summer 2014 Mid-season Impressions

Summer 2014 Mid-season Impressions

Ah, summer. It’s that strange season where you find a strange dip in the amount of anime airing and sometimes a lackluster offering of entertainment, but yet feel like you’ve consumed an inordinate amount of anime (especially if you’re a student and have summer vacation). Two months into the season now and we’ve wrapped up […]

What I Unexpectedly Got Out of Wolf Children

What I Unexpectedly Got Out of Wolf Children

When I finally sat down to watch Wolf Children a few days ago, I wasn’t quite prepared for the degree to which I would empathize with the show. I only knew the bare minimum about the movie: it was the newest from Hosoda Mamoru, the acclaimed director of Summer Wars, and featured the story of […]

Be Part of the Nihon Review: Staff Contest 2014

Be Part of the Nihon Review: Staff Contest 2014

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 Friday, 16 May, so if you’ve ever contemplated joining the NHRV staff, submit yours today! It will be the best opportunity you’ll have to get […]

Yowamushi Pedal: Inside Japanese Culture

Yowamushi Pedal: Inside Japanese Culture

I’ll be honest—I’ve never been a huge fan of cycling. Watching the movements of dozens of athletes hunched over two-wheeled vehicles has never really appealed to me in the same way that soccer or Starcraft have. Yet Yowamushi Pedal, a show I picked up first thinking it would be a relatively light watch, has hooked […]