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Fall 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2011 Mid-season Impressions

With Christmas just around the corner and a whole new season in the wing, it’s time to look at how the fall’s harvests are doing. Though the quantity of anime does not seem to be as massive as the quantities of previous years, the quality (at least on the visual side of things) has never […]

Fall 2011: First Thoughts

Fall 2011: First Thoughts

I was foolish to expect this to be a quiet season. While the far and away best anime airing right now technically came from Summer (Mawaru Penguindrum), Fall has just gone “bang” with a number of new series worth getting excited about. There’s a slate of sequels (and prequels in the case of Fate/Zero) from […]

Bakuman’s Terrible Lead Characters

Bakuman's Terrible Lead Characters

I haven’t enjoyed watching Bakuman for a while now, and when trying to figure out why, my blame seems to inevitably fall on the characters. The problems with its female cast have been written about extensively, but in more recent episodes, it isn’t just the likes of Azuki and Miyoshi that I’ve taken issue with […]

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 […]

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Let’s be honest, every other series this season is merely an ornamental stepping stone for the coming of the second episode of Gundam Unicorn. The OVA is still weeks away from being released, but I’m willing to bet good money that it will still be the best anime to come out this fall. Unless Kuragehime […]