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Fall 2013 First Thoughts

Fall 2013 First Thoughts

With leaves turning red with the colors of Autumn around us, it’s time to sit back with a nice cup of your favorite warm drink and enjoy some anime! This season, we’re watching a ton of stuff, and our opinions on the spread of shows range from poop tier to a solid A. If you’re […]

Mission Complete: Form and Theme in Little Busters

If you’re at all familiar with visual novel developer Key, Little Busters is both good and bad in exactly the way you expect it to be. Rather than dwelling on Key’s approach to storytelling, I’d like to draw attention to some of the game’s less obvious techniques. I was impressed by the way LB ties its presentation […]

Fall 2012 Mid-season Impressions

Fall 2012 Mid-season Impressions

We’re a bit past the middle of the season with plenty of shows heading into their home stretch, but there remains quite a few series worth picking up. No matter if you’re into drama, action, comedy or romance, this season’s got plenty of fare for everyone. Come check out what NHRV’s staff have to say […]

Fall 2012 First Thoughts

Fall 2012 First Thoughts

I ask you, has there ever been so much hype, for so many shows, in a single season thus far in history? You have hyped shows based on acclaimed novels, such as Shinsekai Yori. You have hyped shows based on popular manga, such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Magi; hyped shows based on preseasonal controversy, […]

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Key Fans Are Too Entitled

Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past week or so it would have been pretty hard to not have heard the incessant whining of the KEY fan base about the announcement of the JC Staff anime adaption of Little Busters! The complaints have been so loud that in order to quell their […]