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The Nihon Revue, Episode Eight

The Nihon Revue, Episode Eight

Another season, another podcast, another chance to take a crap on the worst anime of the last season. Except not really, we passed over Guilty Crown this time. We actually recorded this podcast about a week ago, but it’s only now getting published because it proved to be difficult to cut together, owing to how […]

What I Learned By Watching Anime THIS Week! #2

What I Learned By Watching Anime THIS Week! #2

There is a fundamental problem with ever doing something and slapping a big old number “1” on it; it means you have to do a “2”, or you just look retarded for putting the “1” on the first one.  Thankfully, the first installment of this series, which I hope to do… obviously… weekly, went well.  […]

Winter 2012 Mid-season Impressions

Winter 2012 Mid-season Impressions

The advent of 2012 seems like it was but yesterday, and already we’re halfway into the first season of the year. Coming off a resurgent year for the anime industry in terms of quality, my fellow elitists at NHRV have had high hopes that the promising titles of Winter 2012 signify a continuation of the […]

Romantic Frustration in Ano Natsu de Matteru

Romantic Frustration in Ano Natsu de Matteru

The two main creative forces behind Ano Natsu are director Nagai Tatsuyuki and writer Kuroda Yousuke. Kuroda’s most noted previous work was Onegai Teacher, and his influence on the early episodes of Ano Natsu and the show’s premise were distinctly clear. Nagai’s credits include the likes of Toradora and Ano Hana (both of which he […]

Winter 2012: First Thoughts

Winter 2012: First Thoughts

Ahhh the New Year. A time of beginnings, resolutions, and rebirths. A chance for everyone, everywhere, to start over with a fresh beginning. A chance to wash away the bumps, bruises, smudges, and stains of the last three-hundred and sixty-five days so that we may try again for the better. While the Winter season is […]