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My Weekend With Akira

My Weekend With Akira

On the flight to Sydney to meet Akira, the word “off-kai” rang continuously in my head. This was the first time I’d gone to meet someone from the internet, and I was reminded of what 2DT said of his meeting with Akira and the nerves he had beforehand, in his post on 2-D Teleidoscope. I […]

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 […]

Summer 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Summer 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Introduction by Akira It’s Mid-season, and the NHRV Staff have put the season’s shows through the grinder. We’ve found lots of crap, a few genuine gems (the ones that you’d expect, yes), and lots of little girls. It’s a bit disturbing how many shows feature petite nymphets this season, but since some of them are genuinely excellent, […]

Summer 2011: First Thoughts

Summer 2011: First Thoughts

A year ago we were graced by the season of Summer 2010, when the flagship series were High School of the Dead, Occult Academy, and Amagami SS. We were thankfully saved by Shiki, but otherwise we left that season screaming for something better. It seems someone heard our pleas, because Summer 2011 has showered us […]