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Ano Hana, an Anthology of Comments

Ano Hana, an Anthology of Comments

It’s been almost three years since I first tried this exercise, in which I re-examine my week-to-week forum posts about a given anime in hindsight, and look at how my opinion has changed over the course of the series. The last time I did this was for Special A, in part because my impression after […]

Three Way Action – Episode 01

Three Way Action - Episode 01

Here it is. The first episode of our brand new seasonal editorial podcast, which we’ve (tastefully) named Three Way Action. For fans of The Nihon Revue, don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere. But, from now on, we’ll be bringing you two podcasts each season… Three Way Action in the middle and our review podcast, The […]

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Spring 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Considering the abysmal showing of some anime last season, it’s hard not to think better of this season’s shows. But Spring is also a traditional season for powerhouse anime, and this time around certainly seems to have its fair share of decent to good shows. Now that we’re at the half way mark into the […]

Last Flowers

Last Flowers

I’m going to start with the bold proclamation that Ano Hana is the best anime this season by the length of a street. While I wasn’t as impressed as others with the opening episode, largely because it begged to be compared with anime that I just considered to be better, like Cross Game and Bokura […]

What’s Missing from Hanasaku Iroha?

What's Missing from Hanasaku Iroha?

A measure of maturity and a useful supporting cast.