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The Nihon Revue, Episode Four

The Nihon Revue, Episode Four

おまたせ!Here’s the fourth episode of our seasonal podcast, The Nihon Revue, featuring original cast members Sorrow-kun and Akira. In this episode we take pretension to new heights in our analysis of Wandering Son, talk about Yamakan‘s hubris, and review a Subaru advertisement. Major spoilers for Wandering Son, minor spoilers for all other series discussed. My roommates […]

SCOTIF: Fandom v. Winter ’10-’11 Season

SCOTIF:  Fandom v. Winter '10-'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!

Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Winter 2011 Mid-season Impressions

Nearly four complete seasons has gone by without what I consider to be a truly great anime. For 2010, I declared that there was no “best of”; that all the shows were good but there was not one great show that stood above the rest. Because of that, I have been pessimistic about the direction […]

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

Winter 2011: First Thoughts

I can’t have too many complaints from what I’ve seen so far from this season. Summer 2010 was an atrocity against anime, while Fall 2010 had a few titles with potential, but no truly great series. This season has been one of the more promising for a while, with the likes of Madoka Magica, Wandering […]