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Anime Soapbox 07: Apparently AIDS?

Anime Soapbox 07: Apparently AIDS?

Subscribe to our RSS Feed: Check us out! After a ridiculously long break, Anime Soapbox is back. To make up for several weeks worth of news, we tackle all the major announcements in the anime industry in one long podcast. We discuss the surprise sequels like Full Metal Panic and Hibike! Euphonium as well as […]

“Kami Kai Theater” Part 2: Overlooked or Snubbed “Divine Episodes”.

Earlier this week, I took a look at Anime Content Expo’s “Kami Kai Theater” feature, wherein fans and industry people voted on which special episodes of anime shows deserved the title of “kami kai”, or divinely good.  In that article I promised that I would provide a top ten list of episodes of anime from […]

The Magic of Silence

The Magic of Silence

The NHRV staff has put a lot of effort in churning out articles on our blog at the start of this year, Sorrow-kun’s “Violence > Action” being the first in the blog surge. I’ve read all of them and appreciate all the insightful ideas and opinions of the article writers and the people who made […]

Bakemonogatari and Other Anime With Great Dialogue

Bakemonogatari and Other Anime With Great Dialogue

Anime isn’t exactly a medium renowned for great dialogue. There are probably several reasons for this, most of them stemming from the fact that creative dialogue isn’t really seen as a requirement in most series for conveying story. Most series tend to take a very straightforward approach to explaining plot points, a consequence of the […]

Lamenting sequels

Lamenting sequels

We touched on it a bit in our Year in Review article, but 2008 did have a lot of sequels and 2009 so far seems to be following that trend. Is it more sequels than usual? Well, I haven’t bothered sorting through the data, but it sure feels that way. The difference between last year […]