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The Country of Chihaya

The Country of Chihaya

  The small valleys of the Country of Chihaya lie between the two imperial giants, the Country of Boys and the Country of Girls, posessing culturally the traits of both of its titannic neighbors, yet unique in its own traditions. Fields of rice are plentiful by mid-summer, and the plains are as golden as the […]

3rd Anime Oscars?

3rd Anime Oscars?

For the third year running, I’ve set up a mock award for anime, based on the Oscars and timed to coincide with Hollywood’s most prestigious annual awards. I’ve tried to make this award resemble the real Academy Awards as closely as possible, with a couple of allowances for the sake of relevance and convenience. This […]

Entrepreneurial Drive in Kuragehime

Entrepreneurial Drive in Kuragehime

A lot of the focus on Kuragehime lies in its overarching plot, romance, and comedy.  The quirks that define the characters don’t get nearly as much attention for good reason: the producers didn’t flesh them out fully, and so, many of them are little more than caricatures that are, unfortunately, left unexplored. But imagine what […]

No End in Sight

No End in Sight

Most of us are disappointed with the way Kuragehime ended. While it more than proved itself to be a quaint, charming little series, the ending was an absolute trainwreck. This got me to thinking… how does one end an anime well? (Spoilers for the tagged series, major spoilers for Kuragehime.)

The Nihon Revue, Episode Three

The Nihon Revue, Episode Three

Today we have for you the third episode of our seasonal podcast, The Nihon Revue. kadian1364 and myself have taken a look at five titles that have just finished airing, and shared and discuss our thoughts while they’re still fairly raw. This is the line up for this episode (minor spoiler warning for all segments): […]