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4 People 1 Raeg

4 People 1 Raeg

As the anime community welcomes the Winter 2012 anime season, most would look back at 2011 and recall what made the year. It may be seen as one with a fair share of great anime, especially when it witnessed convention-breaking titles such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Mawaru Penguindrum. It’s common to see people […]

The Nihon Revue, Episode Six

The Nihon Revue, Episode Six

Here it is again, our once a season opportunity to get together and rant about the series we’ve just finished. Akira joins me today, and we’ve taken a look at some of the more popular and well received anime from both Spring and Summer. Akira also makes a very important announcement. Here’s the line-up of […]

Random Thoughts for This Week’s Episodes

Random Thoughts for This Week's Episodes

We usually don’t do posts like this around here, as we prefer to stick to a singular thesis and use the post to explore it.  Also, we’re elitists, which means that articles that seem “phoned in” are beneath us.  But, Sorrow-kun phoned one in recently, and he’s on hiatus right now, so I think I’ll […]

The East is Burning Red: A Shanghai Otaku Story

The East is Burning Red: A Shanghai Otaku Story

While most of NHRV attended Anime Expo, I was halfway across the world. I stepped out of my air-conditioned taxi into the sweltering heat of Shanghai’s exburbs. Facing me was a dusty old factory, recently converted into a small convention hall. A dozen or so itasha were parked outside the hall’s entrance. A few dozen fujoshi were lined […]

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 […]