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Who’s Had a Good Year in 2010?

Who's Had a Good Year in 2010?

It’s December, the time when the anime blogosphere reflects on the year that’s been, so we can expect a swathe of “the year in review” articles coming soon. Our own “Year in Review” article will be published in the first few days of January (here’s last year’s for those unfamiliar to our yearly tradition), and […]

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2010 Mid-season Impressions

It’s half-way through another season, so it’s time for another Mid-season Impressions from The Nihon Review! There has been quite a nice variety of anime this season to fit most any taste or niche, and a number of very interesting and controversial shows to generate a ton of discussion. Thus, a few of us here […]

Contrasting Portrayals of Female Nerds

Contrasting Portrayals of Female Nerds

This season features a funny coincident in that two of the more prominent anime feature hardcore otaku in the lead roles. And while Kuragehime‘s Tsukimi and Ore no Imouto‘s Kirino are both otaku, the differences between them are blatant. But there are also some interesting similarities past the surface. They both have issues with family […]

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Fall 2010: First Thoughts

Let’s be honest, every other series this season is merely an ornamental stepping stone for the coming of the second episode of Gundam Unicorn. The OVA is still weeks away from being released, but I’m willing to bet good money that it will still be the best anime to come out this fall. Unless Kuragehime […]