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The Nihon Revue, Episode Nine

The Nihon Revue, Episode Nine

It’s a little belated this time around, but without fail we’re here to present another episode of our seasonal review podcast, The Nihon Revue. This episode features me alongside the guy who makes the gears turn at Anime Instrumentality, zzeroparticle. As well as taking a look at the shows that had just finished airing, we […]

Chihayafuru’s Creative Team from Madhouse at Anime Expo 2012

Chihayafuru's Creative Team from Madhouse at Anime Expo 2012

The creative team at Madhouse behind Chihayafuru — director Asaka Morio, character designer/chief animation director Hamada Kunihiko and animation producer Tsunoki Takuya — came to Anime Expo to chat about the show and some of their other work.

The Country of Chihaya

The Country of Chihaya

  The small valleys of the Country of Chihaya lie between the two imperial giants, the Country of Boys and the Country of Girls, posessing culturally the traits of both of its titannic neighbors, yet unique in its own traditions. Fields of rice are plentiful by mid-summer, and the plains are as golden as the […]

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 […]