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The Nihon Revue, Episode Nine

The Nihon Revue, Episode Nine

It’s a little belated this time around, but without fail we’re here to present another episode of our seasonal review podcast, The Nihon Revue. This episode features me alongside the guy who makes the gears turn at Anime Instrumentality, zzeroparticle. As well as taking a look at the shows that had just finished airing, we […]

Spring 2012 Mid-season Impressions

Spring 2012 Mid-season Impressions

We are now at the halfway mark of Spring 2012, and it is time for the NHRV team to see how it has fared so far. We seem to have a generous share of sequels this season, but more importantly, we also see diverse mix of genres that would viewers with different tastes. I have […]

Shiniciro Watanabe and a Love Letter to Jazz

Shiniciro Watanabe and a Love Letter to Jazz

Anime fans thankful to director Shiniciro Watanabe will always exist in this world. His work on anime such as Cowboy Bebop remain as effective gateway titles in the Western anime sphere. Although much of this may have to do with the clear western influences in his work, I believe few would deny his prowess and […]

Is Spring 2012 the Best Season in Years?

Is Spring 2012 the Best Season in Years?

When I look back at past anime seasons, I feel that it’s been a very long time since a single anime season could wow me. For a while, I have believed that anime as a whole is somewhat inconsistent, and I was hoping for the one season that would make me go “Anime is having […]

Spring 2012: First Thoughts

Spring 2012: First Thoughts

What a season! After a long, cold winter of clinging to a few decently entertaining series, we are overwhelmed with a lavish cornucopia of splendidly promising anime. Where do we start? The reboot of a classic crime series? A surprisingly entertaining show about talking animals? Watanabe Shinichiro‘s first role as a series director since 2004? […]