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Anime Expo 2011 Day 3

Anime Expo 2011 Day 3

Unfortunately, the NHRV staff members found themselves having to return early, or were pushed for time to check out what remained available at the Exhibit Hall, on the final day of Anime Expo 2011. Thus, we have no panel coverage to present to our readers for Day 4. However, we’ll hope you’ll enjoy our coverage […]

Virtual Diva: Hatsune Miku’s Popularity and the Sound of the Future

Virtual Diva: Hatsune Miku's Popularity and the Sound of the Future

What exactly does it mean to be a virtual diva? Before we can truly understand Hatsune Miku’s popularity, it’s perhaps best to identify what exactly she is. Surprisingly though, this is quite tricky: Clearly, in the most simple terms, she’s the character designed as the face of Fujita Saki’s recorded and digitalized voice for a […]

Anime Expo 2011 Day 2

Anime Expo 2011 Day 2

The sold-out concerts of Kalafina and Mikunopolis were held on Day 2 of Anime Expo 2011. Although the AX staff attended fewer panels this day, it was quite a hectic one in terms of the magnitude and popularity of the events that occurred. We have quite a bit to talk about regarding both Kalafina and […]

Anime Expo 2011 Day 1

Anime Expo 2011 Day 1

The Nihon Review sent three of its staff to Anime Expo 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past weekend. A four day event that takes place every year on July 4th weekend, AX 2011 felt both more interesting yet somewhat less spectacular at the same time compared to AX 2010. In a series […]