Kylaran

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

Friday Anime Podcast 50: Spring 2014 Preview

Friday Anime Podcast 50: Spring 2014 Preview

Behind the Nihon Review is excited to present the latest Friday Anime Podcast (FAPcast)! We’re looking forward to hosting the show going forward. If you’re a bit confused by the title, it’s because the podcast was previously hosted on Desu ex Machina, the blog of one of our own staff writers, kevo. Apologies for the […]

Summer 2013 Mid-season Impressions

Summer 2013 Mid-season Impressions

Summer seasons tend to suck. Despite the fact that there’s summer break, when you would expect people to be sitting at home with plenty of free time on their hands, very few summers have anime blockbusters that can take advantage of restlessness we often feel during long summer nights. A shame, really, because the bar […]

Piecing Together the Peaces

Piecing Together the Peaces

Creating one of the most influential manga and anime works of the 80s, Otomo Katsuhiro is no small figure in the modern day world of science fiction in Japan. Having won numerous awards in Japan for his manga Akira, Otomo would later gain fame overseas as the director of the film version of the same […]

Be A Part of The Nihon Review: Staff Contest 2013

Be A Part of The Nihon Review: Staff Contest 2013

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

My Light Novel Anime Adaptions Are Too Complex

My Light Novel Anime Adaptions Are Too Complex

Of the anime currently airing this season, the most mindlessly entertaining one is Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi wa Shurabasugiru (My Girlfriend and Childhood Friend Fight Too Much). Considering how close its absurdly long name is to the infamous Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Sister Can’t Be This Cute), […]