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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 […]

There’s No Way this Show Can be This Good

There's No Way this Show Can be This Good

There’s been quite the brouhaha surrounding Episode 4 of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Now, I swore to myself that I would never watch a show titled OreImo, but I gave in, and found myself charmed… with reservations. While I don’t wish to validate the unwarranted grumblings of disgruntled bloggers, I […]

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 […]