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7-Eleven: Slurp! Slurp! Slurpee!

7-Eleven:  Slurp!  Slurp!  Slurpee!

Ah, convenience stores!  Invented right around the time that Victorianism ended and people realized that they really needed a condom at two in the morning, these handy-dandy “corner shops” have become a staple at giving us nearly instant gratification.  Inside your average mini-mart you can find everything from junk food to more junk food, porno […]

Winter 2014 Mid-season Impressions

Winter 2014 Mid-season Impressions

In the throes of another Winter season, we’ve yet to find any standouts from the current batch of anime. Perhaps the most stand out of these series overall are Space Dandy and Houzuki no Reitetsu, with a cautious optimism and interest remaining in Wake Up, Girls! If you’re still not sure whether to pick up a […]

Winter 2014 First Thoughts

Winter 2014 First Thoughts

Despite watching the gamut of shows this season, we might be in for a lackluster season based on the impressions we have of this season’s fare. While the variation is quite nice and there are several shows that seem worth watching from beginning to end, there seems to be few titles that stand out in […]

Fantasy Anime League 101

Fantasy Anime League 101

The Nihon Review doesn’t typically do season preview posts, and this isn’t one, strictly. But this will speculate about the imagined merits and flaws of cartoons yet to air, with my very real pride and credibility at stake. This sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Welcome to Fantasy Anime League 101, students. I am your professor, […]