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Did Nisemonogatari Jump the Shark?

Did Nisemonogatari Jump the Shark?

A couple weeks ago there was a lot of clamoring over Nisemonogatari’s infamous tooth brush scene. Reading certain reactions over the web might lead you to believe that there was an overnight revolution. That possibly, a new standard for fanservice and anime in general has been set by writer Isin Nisio and director Shinbo Akiyuki. Well […]

Three Way Action – Episode 4

Three Way Action – Episode 4

While Akira might have moved on to other things, that’s not gonna stop us from doing another ep of Three Way Action. For our first post-Akira show, I’m joined by Shadowmage and AC and we’ve gotten together for some good old-fashion adult fun. In this episode, we’ve taken a look at the current season and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Tsundere Anime Girls I’d Gladly be Berated by

Five Tsundere Anime Girls I'd Gladly be Berated by

October marks the beginning of “Tsundere Appreciation Month” at The Nihon Review, an occasion that’s enticed me out of my self-imposed hiatus, at least temporarily, to open our month long celebration of everyone’s (or, at least, our) favourite moe archetype. “Tsundere Appreciation Month” started last year after a random thought about what makes tsunderekko so […]