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Nichijou and the Standard Failings of Random Comedy

Nichijou and the Standard Failings of Random Comedy

I have a great deal of respect for movie reviewer Roger Ebert and equal respect for the respective geniuses (a word I don’t throw around lightly) of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, so when the two parties clash, it’s very difficult not to have mixed feelings. One such clash took place in the distant past, […]

Who’s Had a Good Year in 2010?

Who's Had a Good Year in 2010?

It’s December, the time when the anime blogosphere reflects on the year that’s been, so we can expect a swathe of “the year in review” articles coming soon. Our own “Year in Review” article will be published in the first few days of January (here’s last year’s for those unfamiliar to our yearly tradition), and […]

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

It’s half-way through another season, so it’s time for another Mid-season Impressions from The Nihon Review! There has been quite a nice variety of anime this season to fit most any taste or niche, and a number of very interesting and controversial shows to generate a ton of discussion. Thus, a few of us here […]

What if Saten had been Railgun’s Protagonist?

What if Saten had been Railgun's Protagonist?

Yesterday, Saten Ruiko (of A Certain Scientific Railgun) won Group H of Saimoe, edging out Fate Testarossa by 39 votes. This is quite a feat, and she will now join moeblob powerhouses Nagi (Hayate), Shana (Shana), Nodoka (Saki), Koromo (Saki), Yamada (Working!), Mafuyu (Maid-Sama!!) and Azusa (K-On!!) in the final eight. She is also the […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode One

The Nihon Revue, Episode One

That’s right, kids— The Nihon Review now has a podcast! It’s called The Nihon Revue, and features the ever-so-charming Sorrow-kun and everyone’s least favorite blogger (yours truly) doing what The Nihon Review does best: reviewing anime. For our pilot episode, we have for you five of last season’s hits. Most of these shows have finished […]