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SCOTIF: Fandom vs. Spring ’11 Season

SCOTIF:  Fandom vs. Spring '11 Season

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the Typical Idiot Fans, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting.  God save Anime and this Honorable Court! The Court shall now hear arguments on docket entry number zero-zero-two; the case of Fandom […]

Adaptations Suck: A Look at Astarotte no Omocha

Adaptations Suck: A Look at Astarotte no Omocha

I don’t know if Oizaki Fumitoshi is a good director or not.  Based on his credentials, he has mostly excelled in character designing.  However, he has directed at least three works:  the Gonzo production of Romeo X Juliet, the Gonzo production of Welcome to the N.H.K., and Diomedia production of Astarotte no Omocha.  Though Welcome […]

Three Way Action – Episode 01

Three Way Action - Episode 01

Here it is. The first episode of our brand new seasonal editorial podcast, which we’ve (tastefully) named Three Way Action. For fans of The Nihon Revue, don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere. But, from now on, we’ll be bringing you two podcasts each season… Three Way Action in the middle and our review podcast, The […]

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Considering the abysmal showing of some anime last season, it’s hard not to think better of this season’s shows. But Spring is also a traditional season for powerhouse anime, and this time around certainly seems to have its fair share of decent to good shows. Now that we’re at the half way mark into the […]

Spring 2011: First Thoughts

Spring 2011: First Thoughts

Spring has a reputation as one of the big two seasons, and in some ways this Spring is cashing in on that, and in others it is not. With such a wide swath of shows released, it’s inevitable that there will be something decent to watch — and through a few weeks, there is a […]