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Anime Power Rankings: Who is that Guy? (Winter Week 12)

Anime Power Rankings: Who is that Guy? (Winter Week 12)

Hi everyone, it’s Reckoner of the Nihon Review (Some of you may recognize me as that hater from the Animesuki Forums). Your usual host Kadian is away this weekend so I will be filling in for him. You may see me here from time to time, so do not be alarmed – I promise to […]

No Game No Life No More Please

No Game No Life No More Please

The buzz surrounding No Game No Life this season is not particularly surprising to me; it is yet another male otaku empowerment fantasy with all sorts of moe girls and fan service for people to slobber over. Personally, it has some interesting direction and visuals, but the idea of this show surrounding two siblings who […]

The Sibyl System is Justice

The Sibyl System is Justice

With the revelations in the latest episodes of Psycho-Pass, a lot of people now seem fully convinced that society under the Sibyl System is undeniably terrible for humanity. Makishima Shogo, despite being a sociopath, is just fighting a good battle with the wrong means. Perhaps Urobuchi Gen intended for the story he wrote here to […]

Robotic;Notes is Not Steins;Gate

Robotic;Notes is Not Steins;Gate

It is hard not to sympathize with the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the anime of Robotic;Notes. As the spiritual successor of Steins;Gate, Robotic;Notes has been asked to follow up what is one of the most memorable titles of the last couple years. Indeed, the results of such comparisons have not been too favorable to Robotic;Notes, both […]

Eureka 7 AO and the Obligations of a Sequel

Eureka 7 AO and the Obligations of a Sequel

Irrespective of how one feels about the quality of this Eureka 7 sequel, I think it would be safe to say at this point that Eureka 7 AO is clearly a different show from its predecessor. This is not limited to the fact that the cast and setting are completely different – there is a […]